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New evidence suggests Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

What can a little-known health project in rural Ethiopia tell us about discrimination in an all-twee... New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10000 years before the Siberian-originating ...more »

Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Main external law firms: Clyde & Co, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, Norton Rose ...
The LawyerMarch 5, 2012

Since her move to insurance giant QBE European Operations from Norton Rose in 2006, Esther Felton has made it her mission to grow a department that would work in partnership with the business. Hers is a model designed to be both commercial and ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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What's Next For Saints in 'Bountygate' Story?
Canal Street ChroniclesMarch 4, 2012

Any discipline may be appealed as provided for in the Constitution and By-Laws and Collective Bargaining Agreement. Any appeal would be heard and decided by the commissioner. Commissioner Goodell also advised the Saints that he is retaining ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Harford teacher contract talks – for two years – still unresolved
Baltimore SunMarch 2, 2012

Those talks began as the union and school system were still going through a new binding arbitration process – initiated by a 2010 state law – regarding the teachers' 2011-12 contract. Harford's teachers still have not received any of the 3 percent cost ...more »

Government Contracts
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Barry Rascovar: No end runs for state contracts
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineMarch 2, 2012

The governor seeks permission to rewrite the law on public-private partnerships (P3s) so it becomes easier for bureaucrats to sidestep open bidding and Maryland's detailed contract-selection process. The rationale is that the state lacks funds for ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Finding the right, or wrong, customers
Mortgage Finance Gazette OnlineMarch 6, 2012

All credit reference agencies (CRAs) hold data on consumers, principally about their existing credit agreements and their track record of servicing those commitments. Lenders use this information as part of their processes for assessing credit risk – a ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Why I Think the Philadelphia Eagles Are the Mystery Team In the Robert Griffin ...
Rant SportsMarch 1, 2012

The Eagles could cut Vick and get out of his contract. Or they could try to trade him after the season. Then there's the whole issue of whether head coach Andy Reid would want to stake his entire draft in 2012 on a player who he may not even get to ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Stereotaxis Reports 2011 Financial Results; Provides 2012 Milestones
MarketWatch (press release)March 5, 2012

"Moving forward, our immediate priority is to address the capital needs of the company, including securing an extension of our credit agreement with Silicon Valley Bank and one or more additional capital transactions, as well as leveraging the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Commentary: Few state employees get to vote for their union
The Detroit NewsMarch 1, 2012

Documents recently acquired by the Mackinac Center from the Michigan Employment Relations Commission reveal that very few government employees are given the opportunity to vote to maintain, remove or replace their union in any given year.more »

Government should institute alternative livelihoods for oil find communities
Vibe GhanaMarch 18, 2012

On the way forward, Mr Ali Nakyea asked that MNEs contributed to the public finances of Ghana, their host country, by making timely payment of their tax liabilities and also comply with the tax laws and regulations in Ghana and should exert very effort ...more »

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