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Into the lions' den: police 'feared violence at Wapping HQ' when they came ...
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

The officers backed down and left without all the evidence they wanted, later prosecuting just Mr Goodman and the NOTW's private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, despite having found a mass of evidence in Mr Mulcaire's notes indicating wider staff ...more »

Lennon trial QC claims bomb 'fraud'
The Scottish SunMarch 1, 2012

By GRANT McCABE A DEFENCE lawyer in the Neil Lennon bomb plot trial yesterday asked if cops or a secret organisation could have played a part in a "fraud" over suspicious parcels in the case. Donald Findlay QC raised the question to a witness as it ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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MAULDIN: And Now It's Time To Consider The Unintended Consequences...
Business InsiderMarch 3, 2012

"Mr Weidmann, who has an influential voice on the ECB's governing council, said the central bank risked endangering its reputation and called for a quick return to stricter rules on the collateral that the ECB accepts from banks in return for central ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Time Warner franchise fee questioned in Lewiston
Niagara GazetteMarch 3, 2012

Glasgow cited Town Law Article 4 Section 64, which requires the town to hold public hearings in order to finalize agreements or grant permission or consent to any franchise looking to enter into a service contract in the town, which Glasgow said should ...more »

Contract Disputes
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R.L. TURNER CORPORATION v. TOWN OF BROWNSBURG
Leagle.comMarch 12, 2012

That same day, RL Turner Corp. entered into a $12 million contract with BMBC to serve as the general contractor in charge of building the municipal complex. Unfortunately, contract disputes between Turner and BMBC stalled the project.more »

Government Contracts
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Fed judges grapple with Ga., Ala. immigration laws
NECNMarch 1, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court pressed Georgia and Alabama attorneys Thursday on whether the states' new laws targeting illegal immigration conflict with federal rules and challenged critics of the crackdown to explain why local authorities ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Togo's Announces Creation of $15 Million Fund to Fuel Franchise Growth
Food and Drink Digital (press release)March 12, 2012

The funding is available through a franchisee lending program agreement between Togo's Eateries, Franchise America Finance™ (FAF) and The Bancorp Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK). With this funding, both new and ...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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Switchfly, Inc. Secures $15 Million to Further Expand SaaS Products Globally ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 8, 2012

Approximately $750 million in travel transactions spanning 100 countries are processed through this travel platform annually. A loyalty platform that processes more than 20 billion reward points annually, helping some of the largest loyalty programs in ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Teams Could Be Held Liable for Injuries Traced to Bounties
New York TimesMarch 5, 2012

“As a general rule, those who participate in sports assume the inherent risk of injury therein,” said Matt Mitten, the director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School. “You break your arm? Suffer concussion? Broken leg?more »

Guest Post: It's Time for a Reliable System to Determine Who Owns a US Patent
Patently-OMarch 6, 2012

Security interests in patents are to be recorded where UCC filings are made, based on state law. Unlike real estate, it is not always easy to determine the state in which a security interest in a patent has to be recorded. Once the state is determined, ...more »

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