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Tobacco health labels violate free speech
msnbc.comMarch 1, 2012

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON — A US judge sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free-speech rights under the US Constitution.more »

Ex-Massey security director gets three years in UBB case
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

A former Massey Energy security director deserves to spend three years in prison for lying to investigators and trying to destroy documents, but should not be blamed for the worst coal-mining disaster in nearly 40 years, a federal judge concluded ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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N2.6trillion pension asset investment and retiree's future guarantee
BusinessDayMarch 5, 2012

Recently, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), called for the utilisation of N2.6trillion National Pension Commission (PENCOM) asset through loans at commercial rates to deepen the capital market, but added that it should ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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The Awkward Situation with Clipper Darrell: A Fan's Take
Yahoo! SportsMarch 1, 2012

Contributor Network 1 hour, 41 minutes ago The Los Angeles Clippers are finally a relevant team, as Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are bringing excitement to a franchise that has traditionally been the butt of jokes. What this team doesn't need is a lot ...more »

Contract Disputes
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200 more workers locked out at Te Puke
New Zealand HeraldMarch 6, 2012

Yesterday, a further 200 meat workers were locked out at the Affco Rangiuru plant near Te Puke because of a stand-off over contract disputes, as 150 unaffected union members staged a 24-hour strike in solidarity. The lock-out came after more than 1000 ...more »

Government Contracts
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Appeals court presses Alabama on effects of immigration law
al.com (blog)March 2, 2012

Alabama's far-reaching law regulates law enforcement contact with illegal immigrants, bars an illegal immigrant from seeking work, entering into contracts or transacting business with the government. The law also calls for public schools to obtain ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Italy's Golden Shares, Tocom Alliance, Housing in Sanya, China: Compliance
BusinessWeekMarch 12, 2012

The new rules would categorize commodity futures as financial products that could be traded as derivatives. Permission to list the derivatives would be granted by the FSA in consultation with concerned ministries. Global banking regulators will seek an ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Playbook: Do Seahawks upgrade or stand pat at key positions?
NFL News (blog)March 1, 2012

Lynch has run with a mean streak since donning Seahawk blue, but the execs in Seattle have to be sure he'll continue to play that way after he is paid a hefty contract. Either way, the Seahawks have to bring in another back through the draft or free ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Receipt of Non-Binding "Going Private ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 1, 2012

... in a going private transaction for $3.00 per share in cash subject to certain conditions. According to the proposal letter, the acquisition is intended to be financed with a combination of debt and equity capital to be secured by Mr. Yu.more »

Employment Contracts
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US Senators Introduce Wartime Contracting Leg...
defproMarch 2, 2012

The bills calls for the establishment of a database of information on the prices charged to the federal government for goods and services. This database will help acquisition officials conduct better pricing and cost analyses and price reasonableness ...more »

Mitel Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results
FierceEnterpriseCommunicationsMarch 5, 2012

OTTAWA, Mar 1, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Mitel MITL -6.49% , a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended January 31, ...more »

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