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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 »

Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Vale Indonesia to Boost Nickel Output, Undeterred by New Law
resourceINTELLIGENCE TVMarch 12, 2012

Companies that currently operate with contracts issued under the 1967 mining law, including Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX), Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM) and Vale Indonesia, will need to change to mining business licenses when they seek to ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Longer franchises and third party concessions backed in Greening's reform of ...
Out-Law.comMarch 12, 2012

In a statement to Parliament, Greening said that longer franchises would give train operators "the flexibility they have been asking for", with more time to deliver bigger investments. However, the paper warned that contractual protections against ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Court finds SunTrust arbitration clause enforceable
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 1, 2012

By Terry Baynes March 1 (Reuters) - SunTrust Banks can use a clause in its contracts with account holders to force them to arbitrate disputes over bank overdraft fees, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The clause, which prohibits account ...more »

Government Contracts
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Critics question cost as consultants nip and tuck SEC
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

"We definitely have tangible, hard saves that can offset this $8 million" spent on the Booz Allen contract, Heslop said. Not everyone is convinced, however, that so many consultants are warranted. "(Heslop) has spent millions," said one SEC employee...more »

Lending Agreements
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Whither Europe?
Journal of Turkish WeeklyMarch 28, 2012

With the likelihood of a contagious sovereign-debt implosion and European bank failures greatly reduced by the Greek debt deal and the European Central Bankís lending program, it is time to look ahead. Where do the European Union, the eurozone, ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Green Bay Packers offseason plan: Matt Flynn could be key to big draft
SportingNews.comMarch 1, 2012

Perhaps Thompson's biggest challenge this offseason will be crafting contract extensions for Jennings, guard TJ Lang, linebacker Clay Matthews and potentially Rodgers. Some of those can wait until later in the season, but he'll have to lay the ...more »

Secured Transactions
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CMBS Market Heats Up, So Too Do Credit Risks
CoStar GroupMarch 22, 2012

Wells Fargo Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland are the primary loan originators behind WFRBS Commercial Mortgage Trust 2012-C6, a $925 million CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 89 commercial mortgage loans secured by 152 properties.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 »

Government appoints 12 new judges to courts
Irish TimesMarch 14, 2012

She chaired the Irish Women Lawyers Association in 2008. Her practice included family and criminal law and civil litigation. David Riordan was born in 1952 and educated in UCC, the King's Inns and Trinity College. He was called to the Bar in 1977 and ...more »


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