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Judge to rule on 'practical farmer' law
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

"We're in the business of bottling water. It is what it is. It's food management." The constitution, however, conflicts with the 1911 law in terms of who should be eligible to take part in an election, Helmick's lawyer, Alex Macia said.more »

AMR boosts cash as it loses $234 million in January
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)March 1, 2012

The Fort Worth-based parent of American Airlines files monthly updates on its financial condition as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition filed on Nov. 29. According to Wednesday's SEC filing, AMR and its subsidiaries just about broke even on ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Brace for Impact of New Anti-Counterfeit Law
EBNMarch 2, 2012

Commercial chip-makers and OEMs may be held responsible for detecting and investigating counterfeit parts under a new law that applies to US defense contractors. At least, that's the concern of TechAmerica, a technology trade association.more »

Franchise Contracts
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Franchisee scores with Florida Franchise Act claim against Hockey school ...
Lexology (registration)March 1, 2012

HEI's lawsuit claimed fraud, negligent misrepresentation and violation of the Florida Franchise Act by Total Hockey, Talafous and McKinney (collectively, “Defendants”). In its lawsuit, HEI argued that despite disclaimers in the franchise agreement as ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Affco workers face lock out today
TVNZMarch 5, 2012

More than 200 meat workers will be locked out indefinitely at the Affco Rangiuru plant today following a stand-off over contract disputes. The action comes after more than 1000 workers hit picket lines last Friday at plants in Moerewa, Horotiu, ...more »

Government Contracts
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Savings promised as Audit Commission contracts announced
The GuardianMarch 5, 2012

The Audit Commission has announced the provisional winners of its 10 outsourced regional contracts, promising savings of 'up to 40%' for public bodies. The proposed employee-owned spinout from the Audit Commission, DA Partnership, managed to win only ...more »

Lending Agreements
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China Money Rate Drops Most in 2 Months This Week on Cash Supply
BloombergMarch 2, 2012

China's money-market rate headed for the biggest weekly drop in almost two months on speculation the central bank is favoring increasing cash supply to help boost lending and support economic growth. The seven-day repurchase rate, which measures ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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KIIAC Selected by Association of Corporate Counsel to Support in House Member ...
PR.com (press release)March 1, 2012

The partnership recently launched a member-only ACC's Contract Advisor platform which provides members with KIIAC's user-friendly technology to draft contracts, create templates, capture checklists, benchmark, access a vast clause library, ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Fidessa moves into new ASX Sydney data center
DatacenterDynamicsMarch 1, 2012

The Australian Stock Exchange has secured a major high-performance trading customer for its recently built ASX Liquidity Center (ALC) in Sydney, which opened in February. The internationally focussed Fidessa Group, which counts for US$10tn worth of ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Breaking down the potential legal fallout of Saints' bounty system
CNNMarch 3, 2012

Louisiana has several laws for remedying false advertising and deceptive trade practices. Michael McCann is a sports law professor and Sports Law Institute director at Vermont Law School and the distinguished visiting Hall of Fame Professor of Law at ...more »

What's up for March 14, 2012
Molalla PioneerMarch 13, 2012

Info: Don Rogers, class instructor, at 503-651-2780 or Amber Ferris, Smyrna UCC Youth Director, at 503-756-2666. CCS Spring Showcase | Country Christian School invites everyone to join them for their Spring Showcase on Tuesday, March 20 from 5 to 7 pm ...more »

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