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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 »

Attorney general opinion clarifies Harbor Police authority
Houma CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The Louisiana Attorney General's office has clarified a 2011 decision which suggested the authority of Port Fourchon's Harbor Police Department is not recognized by the state. The confusion began last year, when the port's private Harbor Police...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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OFT to probe gym contracts
TotallyMoney NewsFebruary 2, 2012

At the time of the ruling, Cavendish Elithorn, senior director of the OFT Goods and Consumer Group, said: “Gym companies should also be aware that trying to enforce illegal contract terms is a breach of the law and in certain circumstances they may ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Jawitz trust storm brews
Moneyweb.co.zaFebruary 11, 2012

A statement released on Friday said Jawitz is taking legal action against Block “amidst serious allegations of theft and misappropriations of moneys held in a trust and moneys paid to the franchise on behalf of their clients”.more »

Contract Disputes
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Princeton Teachers "Overwhelmingly" Approve Tentative Contract
Patch.comFebruary 3, 2012

Ryan said previously that issues in a new teachers' contract were disputes over salary and benefits. Neither Ryan nor district officials will reveal the terms of the proposed contract until board approval on Feb. 7.more »

Government Contracts
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GSA Pittsburgh: Cable Specialist & Mfg. Awarded GSA
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- GSA Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Cable Specialist & Mfg. (USA) Inc. has been awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract and are now certified to provide goods & services to the Federal Government.more »

Lending Agreements
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Dutch Debt Deduction Threat Seen Undermining Stable Investments: Mortgages
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

With debt levels at twice the European average, banks and politicians are applying pressure to change or abolish home-loan deductions, which have existed in the Netherlands since at least 1893. That's making buyers hesitate, freezing sales in a ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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When will the Cleveland Cavaliers be a buyer at the trade deadline? Hey, Tom!
Plain DealerFebruary 12, 2012

They likely will fill that slot with players on 10-day contracts. As for Thompson, the Cavaliers did not own his rights so they couldn't send him to the Canton Charge. Hey, Tom: One of the top prospects on the mock draft boards this year is Anthony ...more »

Secured Transactions
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White Deer Invests $7.5 Million in PostRock
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

In the transaction, White Deer acquired 2180233 common shares at a price of $3.44 per share. The proceeds from the investment will be used to retire the term loan secured by the KPC pipeline and for working capital. Immediately following the closing, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Disgruntled Law School Graduates Sue Schools
City Town Info Education ChannelFebruary 3, 2012

"We believe the only way law schools will take us seriously is if many, many law schools are sued, and many, many graduates make their voices heard," he was quoted as saying by The Chronicle of Higher Education. He told reporters that the goal is "to ...more »

AHA! Carnevale
Wicked LocalFebruary 6, 2012

... Carnevale Cabaret at Pour Farm Tavern; “Frederick Law Olmsted - A Lasting Legacy,” a talk at the RJD; Music and poetry at Pilgrim UCC; Schooner Ernestina Birthday Party at NB Whaling National, Historical Park; “Celebrating Carnevile in New Orleans” ...more »

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