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Trade Me pushes for consumer law change 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

44 Convicted Criminal Aliens Arrested in CT and MA
abc40March 1, 2012

By Jessica Michalski - email HARTFORD, CT (WGGB) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department has arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens in Connecticut and Massachusetts. During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in both CT and MA that ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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A guide to 'damages' for Qatar construction sector
Gulf TimesMarch 3, 2012

In such cases, the contractor may argue that the LADs are not a genuine pre-estimate of loss and that the LADs provision should be struck out of the contract as an unenforceable penalty. But what about Qatar law? The literal Arabic translation of ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Sports Law Update -- March 2012
JD Supra (press release)March 2, 2012

As university sports officials struggle with possible legislative changes to their nickname, what are some legal issues that could crop up for the school in regard to merchandising contracts or the use of their trademark? What are some of the major ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Glenview-Niles water bill dispute intensifies
Glenview AnnouncementsMarch 6, 2012

BY TODD SHIELDS March 6, 2012 1:54PM The thrust and parry over $2.7 million in outstanding water bills continued between Glenview and Niles, with back-and-forth court motions being the preferred method of conflict resolution.more »

Government Contracts
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Waste-to-electricity push lags
News & ObserverMarch 3, 2012

BY JOHN MURAWSKI - When the state legislature passed the Southeast's first green energy law in 2007, some doubted North Carolina could find enough affordable sunshine and other clean resources to meet the government-imposed ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Skirting an IRA Pitfall
Financial-Planning.comMarch 1, 2012

In the agency's opinion, issued in Advisory Opinion Letter 2009-03A, this arrangement was tantamount to personally guaranteeing a loan - an extension of credit - and, as such, execution of the agreement would be a prohibited action.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Arizona Cardinals and Peyton Manning, the One Choice that Makes Sense: Fan's Take
Yahoo! SportsMarch 7, 2012

While the Colts will most certainly move on swiftly by drafting a quarterback with their first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Manning is now left with deciding his own future. Assuming he doesn't want to retire, he now will have full control over where he ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Cobalt Coal Ltd. to Substantially Expand Property Holdings
Energy Digital (press release)March 9, 2012

This is a significant accomplishment as it means that Cobalt has secured the mining rights on the entire contiguous 1600 acre Mill Creek tract. The Mill Creek tract is already permitted for both production and the construction of a "wash plant".more »

Employment Contracts
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Competing Interests – Employment Anti-Discrimination Law Collides With The ...
Metropolitan Corporate CounselMarch 1, 2012

Some employees of religious organizations, therefore, may be surprised to learn that their employer's religious rights sometimes trump their own rights to freedom from employment discrimination. The Hosanna-Tabor case began when a religious school ...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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