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He legally hacks criminal minds
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

The cyber law in India is good, but police need to be trained adequately for these laws to be implemented. I've introduced a course at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, and am getting top cops acquainted with cyber crime.more »

DADT is Over But Military Still Excludes Same-Sex Partner Benefits
SheWiredFebruary 1, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is being urged to start expanding all benefits and recognition to the families, partners, and spouses of gay members of the military. Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network wrote an open letter to ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Movers & Shapers: Feb. 2
BurlingtonFreePress.comFebruary 2, 2012

Glass was most recently director of program business development at The Hartford Insurance Group. • Greentree Real Estate in Monkton has hired Scott Meade as associate broker. Mead previously owned Meade Real Estate in Stowe.more »

Franchise Contracts
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Caldeira: Franchises Offer a Valuable Avenue to Job Creation
Roll Call (subscription)February 1, 2012

For every $1 million lent to franchise businesses, 34 new jobs are created. Regarding regulations, the House has already passed bills addressing the overreach of the National Labor Relations Board and the health care law. A recent Hudson Institute ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Jin plans to continue fight for Skywalk
Kingman Daily MinerFebruary 11, 2012

"The tribe has instead decided to declare eminent domain and walk out of arbitration." Jin and the Tribe have been engaged in arbitration since the fall of 2011 over who is responsible for finishing the Skywalk's visitor center, which group is ...more »

Government Contracts
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House Republican seeks to curb 'deceitful' subcontracting
GovExec.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Charles S. Clark Seeking to level the playing field for small business in federal contracting, the chairman of a House Small Business subcommittee on Thursday introduced a bill to “give small contractors a voice when their work is being unfairly ...more »

Lending Agreements
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European Leaders Maintain Pressure on Greece to Complete Deal
BusinessWeekFebruary 5, 2012

6 (Bloomberg) -- European leaders maintained pressure on Greece to accept terms demanded by international lenders during a weekend of talks to avert a financial collapse. Interim Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos struck a tentative deal with party ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Oklahoma City Thunder, through wise management and some good luck, rise to top ...
OregonLive.comFebruary 6, 2012

By Mike Tokito, The Oregonian Associated PressThe drafting of Kevin Durant in 2007 was the first step in the building of the Oklahoma City Thunder. When the Oklahoma City Thunder come to the Rose Garden on Monday, they figure to give the Trail Blazers ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Energy Future Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 21, 2012

... $64 million in third-party financing fees and $13 million in state income tax charges, both related to the TCEH Senior Secured Facilities amendment and extension transactions in April 2011, and a $4 million inventory write-off at Oncor.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 »

Case study: Robinson Legal integrates an all-in-one unified communications and ...
Australian TechworldFebruary 28, 2012 firm Robinson Legal was costing $36000 annually in call line and rental charges yet the phones were only being used to make, take and transfer calls without the multi functional benefits available from unified communications and collaboration.more »


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