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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Concord Disposal Donating $50K to the City of Concord in Exchange for Term ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)February 6, 2012

According to the City of Concord staff report, “Mr. Joseph Garaventa, the Chief Executive Officer of Concord Disposal Services, is requesting that the City amend the current franchise agreement to adopt a new 15-year term that would renew automatically ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Travelscene franchisee referred to cops
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 10, 2012

Unlike every other Australia jurisdiction, travel agents in the Northern Territory are not required by law to be members of the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF), which monitors the financial solvency of companies. The TCF pays compensation to customers ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Insurance deal ends uncertainty for SLU, Des Peres hospital patients
STLtoday.comFebruary 2, 2012

WellPoint companies have also earned the reputation of driving hard bargains in their contract talks. In the last year or so, Anthem Blue Cross companies have engaged in numerous publicly reported contract disputes with hospitals and medical groups in ...more »

Government Contracts
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White House names new procurement policy chief7:38 PM ET
GovExec.comFebruary 4, 2012

But the agency has been mum on who would fill the position in Gordon's absence. Gordon left the OFPP job to become associate dean for government contracts law at the George Washington University Law School. Want to contribute to this story?more »

Lending Agreements
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Sheppard Mullin Elects Twelve Attorneys to Partnership
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

Franklin is a registered patent attorney with expertise in a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, patent prosecution and counseling, patent reexamination proceedings, unfair competition, and IP due diligence.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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If the Seller fails to comply with the notice to complete
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsFebruary 8, 2012

This article continues the series looking at the various legal and drafting aspects of notices to complete that are served under contracts for the sale of commercial property, which incorporate the Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Second ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Pair of Buyers Pick Up Three Office Buildings from Aspen Properties
CoStar GroupFebruary 9, 2012

By CoStar Research A pair of buyers acquired three buildings in two separate transactions from Austin-based Aspen Properties for approximately $95 million. The properties trading hands include 8303 MoPac and Prominent Pointe I and II.more »

Employment Contracts
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Scopelitis Transportation Law Firm Adds Dallas/Fort Worth Office, Two New Lawyers
TruckinginfoFebruary 6, 2012

More > Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Mark McCollough is the new vice president and general manager for the charging business.... More > Massood Logistics is adding two new members to its management team. Tara Massood will be the company's ...more »

Cassels Brock | Perfecting Security Interests in Cash Collateral – Proposed ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 29, 2012

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (the “UCC”) allows a secured party to perfect its security interest in a debtor's deposit accounts by control. In the event that the secured party is the financial institution with which the debtor maintains the ...more »


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