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CVB Attorney Threatens Legal Action If Commissioner Boyd Has Any Further "Breaches Of Confidentiality': Boyd Says ...
The ChattanooganApril 1, 2017

Attorney Phillip Whitaker said if there are any additional "breaches of confidentiality" that the CVB will pursue legal action. Commissioner Boyd said, "This letter is just another example of how the CVB wants to keep their financials from going public ...more »

Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings
The Boston GlobeApril 1, 2017

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, will remain the beneficiaries of a sprawling real estate and investment business still worth as much as $741 million, despite their new government responsibilities ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Third Party Funding Funding In The DIFC Courts
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 6, 2017

As we noted in our recent article "Legal developments and funding in the UAE", the increase in local market awareness of litigation funding as a commercial and financial tool has been coupled with growing international business confidence in the UAE's ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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BenzingaApril 13, 2017

Shareholders Alan R. Greenfield and David W. Oppenheim and of counsel Felicia Soler at the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been named "Legal Eagles" by Franchise Times. According to Franchise Times, "Legal Eagles" are nominated by ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Fox warns of possible blackout in Charter negotiations
L.A. BizApril 7, 2017

Fox Networks Group, which is based in Los Angeles, is warning that Charter Communications subscribers could lose access to Fox programming as the two companies continue to engage in a contract dispute. Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR), which acquired New ...more »

Government Contracts
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AP Explains: How Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out
Salina Journal (subscription)April 23, 2017

Under several free-trade deals — including the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Government Procurement — contractors from 59 countries have the right to be treated the same as U.S. companies when it comes to many federal contracts.more »

Lending Agreements
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Wolters Kluwer Enters Exclusive Agreement with Validis
Yahoo FinanceApril 10, 2017

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced today that it has signed an exclusive and strategic license with Validis Holdings Limited, a UK and US-based company known for its data extraction and analytics software used in the accounting and lending ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Unfair contract terms and e-commerce under Italian law: an issue on the way to a solution?
Lexology (registration)April 3, 2017

Companies doing business in Italy have to face the peculiarities of Italian law on B2B contracts regulated by general terms and conditions drafted by one of the parties: the relevant provisions of law date back to 1942, the year in which the Italian ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Former Npower boss joins energy blockchain start-up
Financial TimesApril 3, 2017

Blockchain is an electronic method of recording transactions and secured cryptographically so the data cannot be tampered with. Advocates of the technology highlight that the ledgers of transactions created are held and run by all of the participants ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Montgomery council to meet Monday to discuss law enforcement contract after firing chief
Southernminn.comApril 7, 2017

However, Schmidt, who was a non-union, non-contract employee serving “at the will and pleasure” of the council and has since obtained legal counsel for guidance, said he is not appealing. The appeal process, which Heck said is outlined in the city of ...more »

Union County College Foundation Announces Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund
TAPinto.netApril 13, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ- The Union County College Foundation hopes to establish a $10,00 fund to create an annual scholarship for police officers and their families who want to further their education, according to a press release sent by the UCC Foundation on ...more »

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