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DA Files Motion For High Court To Recuse Gableman, Rehear Act 10 Case
WISC MadisonMarch 1, 2012

... he accepted free legal services from prominent Wisconsin law firm Michael, Best & Friedrich, which represented the state of Wisconsin in the legal fight over Act 10. Act 10 is the contentious law that made changes to collective bargaining rights ...more »

Obama Again Takes a Pass on Trying to Weaken Iran
American Thinker (blog)March 1, 2012

Back to the Kirk-Menendez legislation. There was a deadline regarding one of the provisions. The Obama administration had until today to decide whether to impose sanctions on firms cooperating with Iran's Central Bank. They ignored the deadline (an apt ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Marlena Ballinger: The sun is shining in newspaper land
Putnam County SentinelMarch 7, 2012

What I am referring to is the Sunshine Law which allows for transparency within our judicial system. According to the Ohio Sunshine Laws that are dictated by the Ohio Attorney General, all government entities must follow a set of laws mandated to allow ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Finally, It's Soup For Him - Jason Alexander Joins SoupMan Team as Brand ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

Mr. Alexander will work aggressively to build the company's business in supermarkets, as well as support its franchised restaurants and its branded food-service operations that supply restaurant chains, schools and other institutions.more »

Contract Disputes
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Rusal rocked by shareholder dispute
Tne Moscow NewsMarch 13, 2012

Meanwhile, another dispute over a contract to buy commodities giant Glencore has also run into difficulties. “Since he merged his aluminum assets into this united company with Deripaska [in 2007], Vekselberg has received almost no returns in terms of ...more »

Government Contracts
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NHS fairness tsar urged to quit by doctors over 'conflict of interest ...
Daily MailMarch 4, 2012

By David Rose The head of the NHS regulator that is meant to ensure fairness when private-sector firms bid for public contracts is also the chairman of a huge company whose Health Service business is worth £80 million a year – and set to increase ...more »

Lending Agreements
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How Not to Be Cheated by Belarus Authorities
Belarus DigestMarch 7, 2012

However, in 2011 Belarus failed to fulfil a condition – to limit discounted lending under state programmes. The Anti-Crisis Fund deems it to be a considerable violation of the contract as extensive financing of state programmes leads to deficits of the ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Leventhal: County-Owned Land Deals Need Oversight
Patch.comMarch 7, 2012

Councilman George Leventhal is drafting legislation that would empower the County Council with the final say on property transactions worth $250000 or more. By Sebastian Montes Either next week or the week after, Montgomery County Councilman George ...more »

Secured Transactions
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MSX International Secures Funding
Sacramento BeeMarch 2, 2012

To effect the refinancing, MSXI raised a combination of debt and equity from institutional capital providers through a transaction that materially strengthened the company's balance sheet by reducing leverage and cash interest expense.more »

Employment Contracts
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Recovery Act is adding jobs, boosting the ëMade in Americaí label
The South Florida TimesMarch 1, 2012

Private sector employment and GDP are now rising. Layoffs are back to pre-recession levels. And, in every single one of the last 23 months, American companies have added jobs, totaling 3.7 million and counting. But the law wasnít designed for just the ...more »

Austin Jury Finds World's Largest Law Firm DLA Piper Committed Fraud and ... (press release)March 20, 2012

Austin jury finds world's largest law firm DLA Piper committed fraud and malpractice. In Cause No. D-1-GN-10-000789, Chris Linegar v. DLA Piper, LLP; in the 201st Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas, a jury awarded $1293606.00 in damages to ...more »


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