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Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

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 »

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Commercial Contracts
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“Suspicious” Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Business
Queens CourierMarch 7, 2012

By Jay Lane Investigators are looking into what they are calling a suspicious four-alarm fire in Brooklyn that gutted one business and injured at least one person. The New York City Fire Department says flames broke out around 4:15 am and quickly ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Supreme Court rules Des Moines has to pay back franchise fees
Radio IowaMarch 2, 2012

The legislature passed a law in 2009 pushed by the City of Des Moines to allow cities to collect up to 5% franchise fees. Schroeder says that law will likely make the impact of the ruling outside of Des Moines much less. “I don't know that there will ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Johnson disputes reports that he and Bills are near deal
NFL NewsMarch 5, 2012

By Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson seemed to refute a report Sunday night that he is finalizing a five-year contract with the team. Michael Lombardi makes sense of franchise tags and tenders. Also, here's why DeSean Jackson could be on ...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
Daily Markets (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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SNC-Lavalin, Aecon win $600M contract to refurbish Ontario nuclear station
Guelph MercuryMarch 1, 2012

TORONTO — Ontario has awarded a contract worth more than $600 million to a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Nuclear and Aecon Construction to refurbish its Darlington nuclear station. Ontario Power Generation said the contract involves drafting plans ...more »

Secured Transactions
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The fiducie in restructuring and acquisition transactions in France
Lexology (registration)March 1, 2012

For years, the absence in the French civil law system of the concept of the trust hampered French lawyers involved in structuring complex secured financings and other transactions. Although common law trusts could be used in the context of off-shore ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Minister Raitt Speaks at Law Conference
Einnews PortugalMarch 4, 2012

The Conference sessions focused on Canada-United States relations including labour relations models, the impact of international labour law and public sector collective bargaining. The Labour Program develops, administers and enforces workplace ...more »

Operators will seek to recoup investments as UCC stays out of the exercise 17, 2012

But despite Muruuli Mukasa's assurance that registered information was confidential and would only be availed to authorities “within the confines of the law,” concerns about the risks abound. A journalist told the Minister that the new measure was ...more »


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