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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of San Francisco Partners
Send2Press Newswire (press release)March 1, 2012

Mr. Wright's practice includes all aspects of real estate transactional law, including development, acquisition, joint ventures, commercial financing, leasing, dispositions, entity structuring, partnership and limited liability company agreements and ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Family Franchises Organizational Evolution of Mexican TCOs
HSTodayMarch 1, 2012

As they've grown in numbers and power, Los Zetas have evolved into what can arguably be called a franchise organization. The two men at the top of the Zetas' food chain are Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano and Miguel “Z-40” Treviño.more »

Contract Disputes
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Venice's new city manager already has a full 'to do' list
Sarasota Herald-TribuneMarch 4, 2012

He will have to immediately start working on a tight budget, and do it with a finance director who is claiming "breach of contract" over a dispute with the mayor over his employment terms. "He will not be without a lot to do," Holic said about ...more »

Government 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 »

Lending Agreements
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China money market rates fall, no bill sale seen
ReutersMarch 5, 2012

... China's benchmark short-term lending rate fell slightly on Monday after dealers said the People's Bank of China would likely skip a regular bill auction as a large amount of bond repurchase agreements and bills were set to mature this week.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Mailbag: On carrying over salary cap room
ESPN (blog)March 1, 2012

... unused room to accommodate late-hitting incentives, a contract option or the acceleration of guaranteed money. Charlie from St. Louis asks whether the Rams might be wise to "secretly" make Sam Bradford available to teams intending to draft Griffin.more »

Secured Transactions
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TEXT-S&P Raises 3 Bear Stearns 2001-TOP4 ratings
ReutersMarch 2, 2012

March 2 - OVERVIEW -- We raised our ratings on three classes from Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage Securities Inc.'s series 2001-TOP4, a US CMBS transaction. -- In addition, we affirmed our rating on one other class from the same transaction.more »

Employment Contracts
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Decision pending in Canton retire, rehire investigation
Canton RepositoryMarch 1, 2012

Martuccio said the law department was not asked to issue a formal opinion. For the most part, the fired city workers in the retire and rehire investigation have been silent. That ended Wednesday when one of the dismissed employees made an impassioned ...more »

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Burlington Hawk EyeMarch 10, 2012

Mike Orthel's sermon, "The Impossible Law of God," at the 8:30 am service Sunday with the Scriptures Exodus 20:1-17 and John 2:13-22. Grace United Methodist Church, 1100 Angular St., will hear the Rev. Trevor Davis' sermon, "Remembering Whose We Are," ...more »

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