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Cuts to foreclosure-prevention aid fought
Ithaca JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The agency, which oversees lending in the state, will review New York's laws governing foreclosure, he said. New York has appropriated $26 million in state funds and $21 million in federal stimulus money since the 2008-09 fiscal year for housing ...more »

John Keith Miller
Oak RidgerFebruary 1, 2012

In November 2011, he was awarded the Peacemaker's Award for International Dialogue by the Dispute Resolution Center of Austin for his work in conflict situations in several foreign countries during the past 20 years. John Keith Miller, 84, ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Ram Power, Corp. Announces Updates for the San Jacinto-Tizate Project
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

Under the steam turbine supply contract with Fuji Electric Corp. of America ("Fuji") for the Project's Phase I, 36 MW steam turbine generator, Fuji was required to conduct a performance test shortly after commercial operation of the geothermal power ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Realogy Completes Offering of Two Series of Senior Secured Notes
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Realogy's brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens(R) Real Estate, CENTURY 21(R), Coldwell Banker(R), Coldwell Banker Commercial(R), The Corcoran Group(R), ERA(R), Sotheby's International Realty(R), NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource ...more »

Contract Disputes
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KTSC lawyer: "Potential for legal dispute" with Ray's contract
WBIR-TVFebruary 3, 2012

"I'm not at liberty to tell you what my legal advice is," said Phillips when asked about possible legal disputes with Ray's contract. "The focus needs to be KTSC. It doesn't need to be a single individual because it's that team working with the city, ...more »

Government Contracts
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Audit finds lax oversight of Alaska Native corporations contracting program
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 8, 2012

"Alaska Native corporations are provided advantages in federal contracting because of the unique history of native peoples and the US government's obligations to them," said Markey, among the members of Congress who requested the audit.more »

Lending Agreements
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Publishers put the squeeze on library ebook lending
Victoria Times ColonistFebruary 5, 2012

Libraries are also have strict agreements with publishers about how they lend the ebooks. Although ebooks could be read by many people at one time, libraries can only allow it to be read by one person at a time. Publishers have digital locks on the ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Sunshine Ahead? 3 Reasons for Optimism for Detroit Pistons
Bleacher ReportFebruary 10, 2012

Oh, and he is still only 21 and under contract for another few years. After that, he will become a restricted free agent, so the Pistons will be able to re-sign him much easier than teams will be able to sign him away. That also doesn't take into ...more »

Secured Transactions
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TNS, Inc. Closes New Credit Facility (press release)February 6, 2012

By Business Wire 02/06/12 - 07:00 AM EST TNS, Inc. (“TNS”) (NYSE: TNS) announced today that it has completed a refinancing of its existing senior secured credit facilities. The new senior secured credit facilities are comprised of a fully funded $350 ...more »

Employment Contracts
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WiLAN Appoints Paul McCarten Chairman of the Board: Signs New Five Year ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Most recently, he was partner in the business law group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a leading national Canadian law firm. He currently serves as National Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada and has ...more »

University of Cape Coast to begin Law Programme
Ghana Broadcasting CorporationFebruary 7, 2012

Delivering her speech, the Vice Chancellor of the UCC, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, disclosed that the University of Cape Coast in her efforts to respond to the changing needs of the nation has established a law faculty. The faculty does not only ...more »


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