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China vs. North Korea's Refugees
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Beijing forcibly repatriates these unfortunates without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. North Koreans who are suspected of having met Christians, South Koreans or Americans while in China are executed or shipped off to the gulag.more »

Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Noisy nighttime garbage pickup in Northwest Portland generates complaints, but ...
OregonLive.comMarch 2, 2012

Picking up a business's garbage is allowed at night, so most calls that come into the bureau are not recorded. But the Planning Bureau recently started holding onto garbage-related concerns forwarded by the city's Noise Control Office.more »

Franchise Contracts
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UMES Gala stars arrive in OC
Tasley Eastern Shore NewsMarch 3, 2012

BALTIMORE -- Ray Rice has been designated the franchise player of the Baltimore Ravens, who hope to... FRUITLAND -- After leaving two previous trips to the Disney Field Hockey Showcase, held at the Wide... If you become disabled and need to apply for ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Key political risks to watch in Guinea
defenceWebMarch 13, 2012

More recently, Israeli billionaire diamond trader Beny Steinmetz's BSGR said in March it would resist any attempt by Guinea to undermine its Simandou joint venture with Vale, a signal of a potential contract dispute. - New projects.more »

Government Contracts
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Greek Government To Announce PSI Results Early Friday
Wall Street JournalMarch 8, 2012

For one, Greece defines the participation as 90% of all debt subject to the restructuring, not just the Greek-law bonds. For another, creditors who have insured their holdings with credit-default swaps, or CDS--contracts that pay off in case of ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Lending to SMEs grows in Kazakhstan
CaspionetMarch 2, 2012

The volume of lending to small and medium-sized businesses is growing in Kazakhstan. Moreover, thanks to government support, businesses are able to obtain loans at a preferential rate and to repay the loans during the grace period.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2012

The Tribune's Bears columnist fields questions on wide receivers, the draft vs. free agency and more in his weekly mailbag. If the Bears are thinking wide receiver in the draft and both are available, should they take Michael Floyd's size or Kendall ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Penson Announces Preliminary Agreement to Reduce Corporate Debt
MarketWatch (press release)March 13, 2012

The proposed transactions are subject to approval and acceptance of debt holders, among other parties, and other conditions. The Company intends to close the proposed transactions as soon as practicable. The Company also reported results for the fourth ...more »

Employment Contracts
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$5 an hour sex workers: 'We've been excluded from IR law'
Workplace Relations: Fair Work AustraliaMarch 4, 2012

By Workforce on 5 March, 2012 Sex workers have been prevented from accessing justice through Fair Work laws due to the full or partial criminalisation of the sex industry, the union representing sex workers says. In a submission to the Fair Work review ...more »

Austin Jury Finds World's Largest Law Firm DLA Piper Committed Fraud and ...
Yahoo! Contributors NetworkMarch 20, 2012

in damages was recently awarded to a corporate shareholder for fraud, malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty committed by the world's largest law firm, DLA Piper, LLP. Cause No. D-1-GN-10-000789, Chris Linegar v. DLA Piper, LLP; In the 201st Judicial ...more »


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