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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

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 »

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Commercial Contracts
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Universities and Researchers Wrestle Over Who Owns What
WNYCFebruary 7, 2012

By Fred Mogul If you work for a university science lab, what part of research you can call your own -- and take with you when you leave – obviously depends on your contract. But the prevailing norm, according to Professor Arti Rai, is pretty simple.more »

Franchise Contracts
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Former employee to take a bite out of Ben's Chili Bowl market
WTOPFebruary 14, 2012

A former employee of the U Street greasy spoon stalwart plans to open up a competing restaurant on H Street in Northeast, the same neighborhood where the tight-knit clan of Ben's Chili Bowl founder Ben Ali plans to open a new franchise.more »

Contract Disputes
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ILWU's Militant Defense of West Coast Turf Pays Off With Longview Victory
In These TimesFebruary 3, 2012

EGT and ILWU are expected to negotiate a contract in the coming days to settle the dispute, which would brings to an end one of the most most high-profile and bloody labor disputes in years. The settlement also stops EGT from opening the first nonunion ...more »

Government Contracts
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States will get socked with new Medicaid tax under health law
Bellingham HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

The law calls for a new tax on health insurers' premium revenue — intended to help pay for expansion of coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. But the tax will be paid by all insurers, including those that contract with states to provide coverage ...more »

Lending Agreements
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MMRGlobal Goes Into 2012 Highlighting $43 Million in Projected Revenues From ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 8, 2012

"Although the Company's primary business remains the offering of its MyMedicalRecords.com Personal Health Record and MMRPro professional document imaging and scanning solutions, the value of our intellectual property is growing," said Robert H. Lorsch, ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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The Return of the Deposit to the Buyer
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsFebruary 8, 2012

This article concludes 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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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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New code of conduct governs Wilkes-Barre Twp. employees
Citizens VoiceFebruary 1, 2012

If you're a Wilkes-Barre Township employee in trouble with the law, you'll now have to promptly tell your boss. If you get arrested for a serious crime, you now can be immediately suspended. Here are a few other rules now made explicitly clear: Don't ...more »

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Perfection by Control of Deposit Accounts and ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 1, 2012

A working group of the Personal Property Security Law Sub-Committee of the Ontario Bar Association's Business Law Section has developed a proposal for amendments to the Ontario Personal Property Security Act to provide for perfection by control of ...more »

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