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Normal trade with India ''tied'' to level-playing field
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

The Commerce Ministry has been allowed in principle to make appropriate changes in the defence trade laws in consultation with the stakeholders to allay apprehensions of the industrial sector for using these laws more effectively against any unfair ...more »

AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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The value of everything
Public FinanceMarch 5, 2012

The Public Services (Social Value) Bill is about to become law. For third sector organisations it could be ground-breaking, so long as they can demonstrate the social value they create A piece of legislation passed quietly through the Lords in the past ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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NAACP Takes Case Against Voter ID Laws To UN
NPRMarch 15, 2012

New state laws requiring voters to show identification before casting a ballot have been hotly debated during this election season. Now the civil rights group, the NAACP, is appealing to the United Nations Human Rights Council for support.more »

Contract Disputes
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Shedding Light on Labour Disputes
The Media Co-opMarch 5, 2012

by Ben Sichel Health care workers, university professors, water commission workers, beer bottlers, and of course, bus drivers: these are just some of those recently or currently embroiled in contract negotiations in Nova Scotia.more »

Government Contracts
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IT projects new sources of corruption, says lawmaker
Philippine StarMarch 4, 2012

Mel Senen Sarmiento said that due to the computerization of government database and document processing systems, corruption and “under-the-table” negotiations now appear to be also shifting to government contracts involving multi-million peso IT ...more »

Lending Agreements
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State Fair shutting down, bringing end to 150-year run
Culpeper Star ExponentMarch 8, 2012

SFVA Inc., the nonprofit organization that puts on the fair and a series of other events, failed to reach an agreement with lenders by a Wednesday deadline. Consequently, SFVA said it has ceased all operations, has laid off the remaining 17 employees ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Steelers 2012 Pre Draft Analysis – Part 2: Post Combine
Steelers DepotMarch 1, 2012

Keep in mind, the Steelers' organization will weigh positions of need, importance of the position and best talent available when drafting. If you were to tell me Dontari Poe and David DeCastro would be available at the 24 th spot in the draft, ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Fitch Expects to Rate Schahin II Finance Company (SPV) Ltd. Notes 'BBB-(EXP ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 7, 2012

Schahin Petroleo e Gas SA (Schahin P&G), oil and gas arm of Brazilian-based Schahin Group (Schahin), is the operator of the drillship and primary sponsor of the transaction. The Sertao vessel is the seventh oil rig expected to become online within ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Dismissals prove law was followed
Cedartown StandardMarch 2, 2012

Wrongful termination lawsuits filed by two former deputies were dismissed recently with a finding that the complaints were without merit. As Sheriff of Polk County, I am pleased to confirm that two lawsuits filed by former sheriff's deputies, ...more »

Gov't Should Support Oil Find Communities
GhanaMarch 19, 2012

On the way forward, Mr Ali Nakyea asked that MNEs contribute 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 every effort ...more »

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