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Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

The Last Battle of the Cold War
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

His armies and factories were in the Soviet mold, as were his feared intelligence services. The Treaty of Brotherhood, Cooperation, and Coordination Hafez Assad forced on the hapless Lebanese in 1991 was vintage Warsaw Pact.more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Fine Point Group Files Motion to Enforce Tribal Court Judgment Against ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Fine Point Group yesterday filed a motion in Pojoaque Tribal Court to enforce the decision of that same court in the face of continued interference by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Gaming Commission, whose conduct was previously ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Franchising - what can a franchisee do if things go wrong?
JD Supra (press release)February 6, 2012

If they cannot sell the business it reverts to the franchisee. Similar considerations apply on a serious illness or accident save that a disabled franchisee may enjoy some protection under the Equality Act 2010. The provisions that entitle a franchisor...more »

Contract Disputes
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Hundreds of San Diego Kaiser Workers Stage 24 Hour Strike – Again
OB RagFebruary 1, 2012

by Source on February 1, 2012 · 0 comments By Lauren Steussy / NBC San Diego / January 31, 2012 Workers at Kaiser Permanente are lining up in front of facilities across California to bring awareness to contract disputes with Kaiser's mental health and ...more »

Government Contracts
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City Mum about Troubled Google Talks
Raleigh Public RecordFebruary 1, 2012

Attorney Brandon Poole said the issues are all “legal related,” but offered no further comment. Google representatives also said they could not comment on a specific contract. Other entities in North Carolina use Google Apps for Government, ...more »

Lending Agreements
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State Bank Reports 2011 Net Income of $43 Million
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

Loans not covered by loss share agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) grew $50.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, and $358.2 million for the full year, in a challenging economic environment for organic loan growth.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Free agency could hit Patriots hard, Giants not so much
NBCSports.comFebruary 6, 2012

Let's have a look at notable expiring contracts for each club: For the most part, the Giants' free agents are bottom-of-the-roster types whom GM Jerry Reese may attempt to replace in the draft. Though he's coming off an ACL injury, Thomas may be a ...more »

Secured Transactions
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NXP Semiconductors Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

During the fourth quarter 2011, NXP completed two debt transactions: -- A new $500 million Senior Secured Term Loan Facility due 2017. NXP redeemed $275.0 million of its US dollar-denominated Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2013 and EUR 150.0 ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Rockville doubles contract with law firm to $1M
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

16, for legal services involving the city's bonds, employment and benefits, code enforcement, Rockville Town Square operations and the Town Square garage lease and litigation. Rockville City Attorney Debra Yerg Daniel said the contract with Venable is ...more »

Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

The following constitutes the Court's findings of facts and conclusions of law pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7052. For the reasons stated below, the plaintiff's motion is granted, in part, and the defendant's motion is denied. Unless specifically noted ...more »


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