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'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 »

Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Resource America, Inc. Reports Operating Results for the First Fiscal Quarter ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 3, 2012

LEAF's commercial finance assets at December 31, 2011 increased to $224.5 million, an increase of $32.5 million, or 17%, from September 30, 2011. -- Securitization: On October 28, 2011, LEAF securitized approximately $105 million of leases, ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Dave Erickson to Produce Starz New Adventure Series "Marco Polo"
TVbytheNumbersFebruary 8, 2012

February 8, 2012 – Ben Silverman's multimedia studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), and The Weinstein Company have attached award-winning writer Dave Erickson (“Sons Of Anarchy,” “Canterbury's Law”) to executive produce and ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Hundreds of San Diego Kaiser Workers Stage 24 Hour Strike – Again
OB RagFebruary 1, 2012

by Source on February 1, 2012 · 0 comments By Lauren Steussy / NBC San Diego / January 31, 2012 Workers at Kaiser Permanente are lining up in front of facilities across California to bring awareness to contract disputes with Kaiser's mental health and ...more »

Government Contracts
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State GOP lawmakers vote for ban on public union bargaining
YourWestValley.comFebruary 2, 2012

Rick Murphy, District 9, said taxpayers' costs from public employee contracts negotiated by unions for pay and benefits are a burden on taxpayers. Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:53 pm | Updated: 5:05 pm, Wed Feb 1, 2012.more »

Lending Agreements
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Capstead Mortgage Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Total financing spreads averaged 1.46% during the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to 1.47% during the third quarter of 2011. Yields on Capstead's interest-earning assets averaged 2.07% during the fourth quarter of 2011, a decline of 5 basis points ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Round Table: Thoughts On The Upcoming Draft And Free Agency
Cincy JungleFebruary 1, 2012

by Jason Garrison on Feb 1, 2012 5:07 PM EST For our latest round table discussion, I sat down with (on the Internet) with Ryan Harper, Jack Cassidy and Brennen Warner to discuss what the Bengals should do in the first round of the draft and which of ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Timothy R. Zinnecker Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Campbell Law ...
SBWire (press release)February 7, 2012

Zinnecker also serves as a professor of law, teaching payment systems and secured transactions, along with other commercial law courses. Prior to joining Campbell Law, Zinnecker was a tenured professor at South Texas College of Law.more »

Employment Contracts
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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »


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