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TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

Can a court force jurors to turn over Facebook posts about a trial?
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 1, 2012

Now, thanks to a case in California state appellate court, we're going to get some guidance on how far a court can go to discover just what a juror is telling his "friends" and "followers." Next month, the Third Appellate District of the California ...more »

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Union fears MoD job cuts after deal
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

The Public and Commercial Services union, which represents staff affected by the announcement, said it feared job and pay cuts, adding that it found out the contract had been finalised when Serco placed a recruitment advert for a service delivery ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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UMES Gala stars arrive in OC
Delmarva Daily TimesMarch 3, 2012

BALTIMORE -- Ray Rice has been designated the franchise player of the Baltimore Ravens, who hope to... FRUITLAND -- After leaving two previous trips to the Disney Field Hockey Showcase, held at the Wide... If you become disabled and need to apply for ...more »

Contract Disputes
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American says it will wait for the NMB before responding to union's request ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)March 10, 2012

"Our unions have proposed to the NMB voluntary binding interest arbitration under the Railway Labor Act to resolve our contract disputes. The unions have not requested the type of NMB proffer of arbitration that is the final step in the RLA collective ...more »

Government Contracts
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Homeland Security 2012: From Terrorism to Public Safety to Small Business ...
Signal MagazineMarch 3, 2012

Allen also spoke about the need for improving resilience after an attack, and recent legislation in the public safety arena aims to bring that about. HR 3630 Title VI of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act signed into law late last month, ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Togo's Announces Creation of $15 Million Fund to Fuel Franchise Growth
MarketWatch (press release)March 12, 2012

The funding is available through a franchisee lending program agreement between Togo's Eateries, Franchise America Finance(TM) (FAF) and The Bancorp Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBBK) . With this funding, both new and ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft Strategy: How Jerry Jones Can Avoid Big Mistakes
Bleacher ReportMarch 3, 2012

With the data collected from the Senior Bowl, the Scouting Combine and the countless hours of film study on college prospects, the time has come to tie all of those moving parts together and build the draft board. While formulating and studying mock ...more »

Secured Transactions
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TEXT-S&P cuts Fordgate Commercial Securitisation No. 1 ratomgs
ReutersMarch 2, 2012

1 is a secured single-loan UK CMBS transaction, with loan maturity in October 2013 and legal final maturity in October 2016. -- These ratings are based on our criteria for rating European CMBS. However, these criteria are under review.more »

Employment Contracts
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Recovery Act is adding jobs, boosting the ëMade in Americaí label
The South Florida TimesMarch 1, 2012

Private sector employment and GDP are now rising. Layoffs are back to pre-recession levels. And, in every single one of the last 23 months, American companies have added jobs, totaling 3.7 million and counting. But the law wasnít designed for just the ...more »

Dow at the Games
FrontlineMarch 6, 2012

By buying UCC, Dow not only bought UCC's assets but also its liabilities as a company's liabilities cannot be wished away while buying the assets. Thus, by acquiring UCC (a fugitive company), Dow became a fugitive company in the eyes of the law.more »


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