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Restarting the US Capital Machine
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Reforms in Congress, such as the Fincher-Carney Reopening America's Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act, would create a five-year "on-ramp" for smaller companies to comply with certain provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank that ...more »

Metro: Anti-Obama ad at Clarendon rail station is protected speech and will stay
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

wrote to Metro on Wednesday, asking that the ad be removed and calling it “an offensive advertisement disparaging the recent health law.” “This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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McCutchen powers Pirates past Yankees
Wall Street JournalMarch 6, 2012

The Pirates and McCutchen announced a $51.5 million, six-year contract for the All-Star center fielder earlier in the day. McCutchen set career highs in home runs (23) and RBIs (89) while stealing 23 bases last season. Sabathia pitched two innings and ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Are you happy with your cable? City about to renegotiate with Comcast; wants ...
The Hudson ReporterMarch 4, 2012

In 1998, the city signed a 15-year local franchise agreement with Comcast to supply cable service to Jersey City residents. This agreement expires May 13, 2013, but the city is required by law to file a report this May 13 that evaluates Comcast's ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Gov. Rick Snyder disputes ruling on union workers hired for public ...
The Ann Arbor News - MLive.comMarch 7, 2012

The issue is one of several debates between lawmakers and labor groups over whether and how union labor should be regulated. The state says it shouldn't discriminate based on whether a contractor is unionized, while certain labor and trade groups ...more »

Government Contracts
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Yanish, Christianson accused of defamation: Discrimination
West Central TribuneMarch 3, 2012

WILLMAR — The fired general manager of the Willmar Municipal Utilities has filed a lawsuit against the city of Willmar and the utilities alleging discrimination, breach of contract, fraud, and violation of the Open Meeting Law.more »

Lending Agreements
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First Uranium announces the sale of all of its principal operating assets ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 2, 2012

... subject to the fulfillment of a number of conditions precedent including: (a) approval of the AGA Transaction by the shareholders of the Company; (b) release of all security against the assets of MWS including under the Secured Convertible Cdn $110 ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Mailbag: On carrying over salary cap room
ESPN (blog)March 1, 2012

... unused room to accommodate late-hitting incentives, a contract option or the acceleration of guaranteed money. Charlie from St. Louis asks whether the Rams might be wise to "secretly" make Sam Bradford available to teams intending to draft Griffin.more »

Secured Transactions
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TEXT-Fitch upgrades 2 classes of BS 2004-PWR5
ReutersMarch 22, 2012

The other two tenants vacated upon lease expirations. The special servicer has filed foreclosure. A receiver has been appointed and the property is currently under contract for sale with expected closing of April 2012. The third largest contributor to ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Euro labour law 'threatens' volunteer fire fighters
The Local.deMarch 2, 2012

Germany's small towns and rural areas could be left at risk of fire by a European law which could stop more than a million volunteer fire fighters training enough to keep people safe. The draft Working Time Directive would prevent people from working ...more »

Names censored in report about him, solicitor claims
Irish TimesMarch 14, 2012

A solicitor has challenged the alleged “censoring” of names in an Equality Tribunal report that dismisses his complaint of gender discrimination by University College Cork in its recruitment of a woman to a position in the university's law faculty.more »


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