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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Photo shows biologist Nancy Black securing blubber for orcas
Monterey County HeraldFebruary 5, 2012

The Monterey resident made her first appearance in US District Court in San Jose on Thursday, pleading not guilty to two counts of violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act by feeding or attempting to feed the killer whales. She was also arraigned on ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Brisbane law firm joins Franchise Legal network
FranchisingFebruary 17, 2012

The franchised Melbourne law firm Franchise Legal is partnering with Brisbane based Walsh Halligan Douglas lawyers. Franchise Legal was founded by Ilya Furman in 2009, and a year later appointed its first franchisee, Adams & Partners lawyers in Sydney.more »

Contract Disputes
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Consumers Can't Sue Credit Card Companies for Deceptive Language and Hidden Fees
JD Supra (press release)February 2, 2012

The plaintiffs had hoped that the 1996 Credit Repair Organization Act, aimed at stopping deceptive credit card practices, would allow them to be heard in front of a jury. Not so, said the court—nothing in the act decisively prevents companies from ...more »

Government Contracts
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Panel: Open government employee contracts to public
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderFebruary 1, 2012

SB 106 is a response to the Yankton and Sioux Falls school superintendents' refusal to release their contracts to the public. In each case, the school districts cited an exception to the state's open records law, which states that “personnel ...more »

Lending Agreements
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NACA event aims to help struggling homeowners
abc7news.comFebruary 3, 2012

NACA says it practices what it calls non-violent bank terrorism - that is holding lending company executives responsible for their actions. And two, it has legally binding agreements with major lenders to make special deals with NACA clients.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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2011 Season Panther Player Recap - DE Charles Johnson
Cat Scratch ReaderFebruary 2, 2012

by James Dator on Feb 2, 2012 6:58 AM EST Next to drafting Cam Newton the most important off-season move by GM Marty Hurney was ensuring that Charles Johnson remained a Carolina Panther long term. During the 2010 season Johnson showed that he had ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Timothy R. Zinnecker Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Campbell Law... (press release)February 8, 2012

Zinnecker also serves as a professor of law, teaching payment systems and secured transactions, along with other commercial law courses. Prior to joining Campbell Law, Zinnecker was a tenured professor at South Texas College of Law.more »

Employment Contracts
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A Dozen Law Schools Hit with Lawsuits over Jobs Data
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 1, 2012

The core allegations are generally the same in each lawsuit: the schools misled plaintiffs by advertising that a high percentage of their graduates were employed. What they didn't advertise is that a chunk of those graduates were stuck in jobs that ...more »

Canadian church leaders line up with Filipinos on mining
Vancouver Sun (blog)February 10, 2012

Patricia Lisson, director of the St. Columbia House in Canada, describing what is happening to the Filipinos as “legal terrorism,” in which she says the law is being abused to override the rights of the people. “Canadian firms cannot just go to the ...more »


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