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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

American Airlines parent AMR, in bankruptcy protection, lost $234 million in ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

... trying to turn around while in bankruptcy protection, says it lost $234 million in January. That includes restructuring expenses of $155 million related to renegotiating aircraft financing and $15 million in fees paid to advisers such as lawyers.more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Noted Dallas Litigator Carol Payne Joins Taber Estes Thorne & Carr
Sacramento BeeMarch 6, 2012

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is one of the few certified women-owned law firms in Dallas. It features a collaborative team of highly experienced attorneys, representing clients in business litigation and transactions, labor and employment, family law...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Jennifer Lawrence Goes "Back and Forth" Between Team Gale and Team Peeta ...
E! OnlineMarch 7, 2012

First she becomes the face of the next big franchise, and then she snags a hot British boyfriend (hello, Nicholas Hoult) and now?! "I think I was [Team] Gale until he started getting a little too trigger-happy," J.Law tells Seventeen magazine.more »

Contract Disputes
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Have you signed away your right to sue your boss? (blog)March 7, 2012

... among other labor law violations. But when they tried to sue as part of a class action their employer pulled the rug out from under them. The servers, it turns out, had signed an employment contract and in the fine print — which so few employees ...more »

Government Contracts
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Michigan Law That Outlawed Local Project Labor ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

29 struck down Michigan's "Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act" (Public Act 98, 2011). The ruling re-establishes the ability of local units of government in Michigan to enter into project labor agreements (PLAs) on public ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Disclosure substantial only in number of pages
WA todayMarch 5, 2012

More than 600 of the pages from the Deutsche were copies of generic securities lending agreements - some dating back almost 20 years. DEUTSCHE Bank's 642-page substantial shareholding notice for casino operator Echo Entertainment Group may have set a ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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2012 NFL Draft: Predicting Every NFL Team's Worst Nightmare
Bleacher ReportMarch 20, 2012

The fact of the matter is, Peterson is already in Minnesota and has a large contract. The team already drafted a complimentary back in Toby Gerhart. The best tailback prospect since Adrian Peterson does not need to share a bunk with Adrian Peterson.more »

Secured Transactions
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Catalyst enters into Restructuring and Support Agreement
PR Newswire (press release)March 12, 2012

The Agreement, which requires its signatories to support the restructuring transactions described therein by, among other things, agreeing to vote in favour of the proposed plan of arrangement, has been signed by (a) holders of Senior Secured Notes ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Breaking down the potential legal fallout of Saints' bounty system
SI.comMarch 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 »

Burlington Hawk EyeMarch 10, 2012

Mike Orthel's sermon, "The Impossible Law of God," at the 8:30 am service Sunday with the Scriptures Exodus 20:1-17 and John 2:13-22. Grace United Methodist Church, 1100 Angular St., will hear the Rev. Trevor Davis' sermon, "Remembering Whose We Are," ...more »


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