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Advocates push to restore military benefits
Albany Democrat HeraldApril 1, 2017

Organizations representing members of the National Guard and Reserve are mobilizing to prod Congress into restoring benefits for active duty deployments that have been denied under a new legal authority quietly implemented several years ago by the ...more »

Death, David James Swartz, Henderson resident, 55
York News-TimesApril 1, 2017

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Janet Bright of Fairmont; brother-in-law, Steven (Debbie) Bright and niece, Destiny Bright all of La Crescenta, Calif.; sister-in-law, Sandra Bright and significant other, Jerry Bello of Stamford, Conn.; father ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Fertile Grounds For Dispute
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 7, 2017

However, the ability of individuals to preserve a distinction through institutions of the private law, such as contract and trust, is left unrestricted. Even in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and the UK, where legislators have, in recent ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Accidental Franchisor in Hot Water
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

CKH filed 22 counter-claims against Safe Step including violation of the Federal Trade Commission Rule on Franchising (“FTC Rule”) as well as the state franchise laws of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island for illegal franchise sales and ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Contract disputes could lead to nurses losing benefits
Columbia ChronicleApril 3, 2017

According to Alice Johnson, executive director of the Illinois Nurses Association, the nurses' union, contract negotiations between them and the state have been in dispute for more than a year, and the INA has received numerous notices that IDOC was ...more »

Government Contracts
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Turning The Page On Lava Jato: Brazil's New Market-Based Approach To Infrastructure
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 6, 2017

Following designation as a PPI project by Council, PPI projects are subsequently tendered for public auction pursuant to existing Government procurement laws and regulations. However, the PPI adds further requirements, such as requiring tender ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Interest Rates: Why It Is in Everyone's Interest to Pay Close Attention
Lexology (registration)April 7, 2017

An unhappy borrower can use Section 4 to attack (and ultimately lower) interest rates set forth in a written agreement.3 Section 4 provides that if interest in a written agreement (a loan agreement, for example) is calculated in any manner other than ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Australia Construction Contract Forms: Pens Down on AS 11000
The National Law ReviewApril 6, 2017

After much speculation regarding the status of the new standard form contract (AS 11000) which was due to replace AS 4000 and AS 2124 (both widely used construction contract forms in Australia), Standards Australia has announced that it has cancelled ...more »

Uganda: New UCC SIM Card Registration Directive Illegal - Law ...
AllAfrica.comApril 17, 2017

Pressure is mounting on Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to review its latest directives on sim card registration, barely three days before the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Fayette school board approves binding contract with SBA to complete facilities plan
Beckley Register-HeraldApril 4, 2017

ZMM Inc. is the contracted architect for the duration of Fayette's 2010-2020 facilities plan. They also approved a contract with PCS & Manage LLC to act as construction manager and oversee the projects. The company was assigned to the district by the ...more »

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