Contracts News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in March, 2012

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Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

Best of IMCA Brings Leading Conference Content to a Local Level
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

... Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Court upholds VSP's right to stop doing business with company during suit
Sacramento Business JournalMarch 5, 2012

Filed in US District Court in Sacramento in March 2010, the lawsuit alleged breach of contract, antitrust violations and unfair business practices by VSP when it removed Aspex products from in-network coverage after the company sued VSP, ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Court: Des Moines must return franchise fee money
Muscatine JournalMarch 2, 2012

The court denied an injunction to halt collection of the fee because the Iowa Legislature passed a law in 2009 to allow cities to impose franchise fees. The case was filed by Lisa Kragnes, of Des Moines, in 2004 after she questioned the franchise fee ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Court backs payday loan arbitration agreements
Columbia Daily TribuneMarch 7, 2012

The court voted to send the case — involving a woman who sued a title lender — back to a lower court to determine how the arbitration agreement as a whole should be enforced under state contracting law. Writing the Missouri court's majority opinion, ...more »

Government Contracts
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Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel sues County Commissioners in contracting...
Detroit Free PressMarch 1, 2012

By Eric D. Lawrence The Macomb County Executive's Office sued the County Commissioners today in a dispute over contracting authority that has come to symbolize a power struggle between the two branches of government.more »

Lending Agreements
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Land Bank's 'faulty' calculations costly
Fin24March 12, 2012

The five had to pay compound rather than simple interest on loans from the Land Bank, as well as administrative fees for which no provision was made in their loan agreements. In his verdict Judge WRC Prinsloo said on Friday that the points of ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Ontario awards $600M contract to refurbish Darlington
CTV.caMarch 1, 2012

Ontario Power Generation said the contract involves drafting plans and replacing major components of the four reactors at the station in Clarington, Ont. The four-year contract announced Thursday for the definition phase is the first step in the ...more »

Secured Transactions
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TEXT-Fitch downgrades CART 1 Ltd
ReutersMarch 5, 2012

Fitch also acknowledges that the realised losses in the transaction have risen to 2.8% from 2.0% (as a percentage of the initial pool balance) since its last review in August 2011. Given the lack of other protection layers (eg synthetic excess spread), ...more »

Employment Contracts
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The Forefront Law Group Announces Launch
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

After rounding out his legal training as a law clerk on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC, Don turned to the business side of the legal profession. He has been a CEO or senior officer of ...more »

iLienRED, the First Web-Based and Mortgage Recordation Platform of its Kind ...
Marketwire (press release)March 22, 2012

CTLS, which manages, monitors, and maintains the documents and data that lenders, law firms and corporations use in lien and asset management is part of Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services. iLienRED offers mortgage lenders, servicers, and attorneys ...more »

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