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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 »

Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Judge Declares a Mistrial in 'Sting' Case on Bribery
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The defendants, owners and executives of small military-equipment companies, were charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars US companies and individuals from paying bribes to foreign officials to gain a business advantage.more »

Franchise Contracts
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SSGC initiates drive against gas theft
The News InternationalFebruary 9, 2012

KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has embarked upon a massive disconnection operation against illegal gas connections in its franchise area of Sindh and Balochistan, a statement said. Subsequently, the Customer's Relations Department's ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Arbitration threat muddles Detroit budget talks
The Detroit NewsFebruary 8, 2012

That's because, unlike other unions, police and firefighters are able to settle stalled contracts through binding arbitration — an option that dates back to a 1960s-era law that was intended to avert strikes while keeping officers and firefighters on ...more »

Government Contracts
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Don't Trust, Verify
CFO.com MagazineFebruary 1, 2012

For the most part, executives understand the point of the 34-year-old law and have designed compliance programs to minimize the risk of their company or business partners violating the FCPA. Yet, straightforward as such compliance may sound, ...more »

Lending Agreements
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From deposit stashing to repo lending at UBS
FT Alphaville (blog)February 7, 2012

This was mainly due to increases in the volume of reverse repurchase agreements following the shift from deposits at central banks and higher trading activities in the Investment Bank. In other words, while UBS has started to depend more on repo ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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RG3 to Rams; Bradford to Redskins?
Hogs HavenFebruary 3, 2012

We have to assume that getting out from under the large contract Bradford signed his rookie year, and moving into a more cap friendly deal with RG3 is going to carry some weight in the decision. The Rams could also benefit from some extra draft picks ...more »

Secured Transactions
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New face of convenience banking
The NationFebruary 5, 2012

All financial transactions on U-Mobile are secured by pin and password that guarantee security of transactions. UBA already have most of the common billers on U-Mobile, making it very easy for customers to renew their satellite television subscription, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Local unions won't recertify
Beloit Daily NewsFebruary 1, 2012

WERC chairman Jim Scott said after Monday's deadline, unions out of contract and not seeking recertification "as a matter of law ... no longer represent the employees involved." What impact that will have on contractual talks between cities and city ...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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