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This scam plays the ultimate confidence trick on unsuspecting bank customers
MarketWatchApril 1, 2017

The Redditor “Keyann” wrote a post that said he or she received a call from someone claiming to be the fraud department of his or her bank, saying there was a fraudulent airline charge.Here's the twist: The caller ID for the call even said the name of ...more »

Inventor of the gay rights rainbow flag dies 1, 2017

Flag carriers are pictured in 2003, holding a 2km-long rainbow flag, created by Gilbert Baker and commemorating the 25th anniversary of the gay and lesbian icon that Baker, a San Francisco resident, conceived in 1978. Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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London's legal eminence will survive Brexit, LCJ insists
Law GazetteApril 25, 2017

'Brexit has no effect, unsurprisingly, both because the common law is used by nearly 30% of the world's legal jurisdictions and because English contract law has at its centrepiece respect for parties' intentions, as has the Commercial Court in London ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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The NLRB's New Joint Employer Standard, Unions, and the Franchise Business Model
American Action Forum (press release) (blog)April 26, 2017

In this paper, we examine the implications of the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) new joint employer standard for unions membership and franchise employment. In August 2015, the NLRB made headlines when in an effort to empower collective ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Agency First! – CBCA Refuses Jurisdiction over Contractor's Challenge of Wage Rate Adjustments Despite Final ...
JD Supra (press release)April 11, 2017

According to the CBCA, since the dispute was over the terms of a GSA Schedule contract and not over contract performance, proper procedures call for a decision from the GSA Schedule contracting officer before the CBCA can weigh in on the dispute.more »

Government Contracts
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Attorney: Bill 58 would result in 'best price' for school renovation
The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration)April 17, 2017

The process to select a contractor to renovate Simon Sanchez High School will continue to be problematic, and could cost the government of Guam more costs than necessary, if procurement laws are not followed, an attorney for a business that protested ...more »

Lending Agreements
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You are here: HomeSec lending viewed as classic blockchain use case
Global InvestorApril 6, 2017

"We also see opportunities for product innovation on the blockchain, such as new ways of collateralizing loans as well as improved capabilities for structured lending agreements. Such changes would improve market stability through reduced operational ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Saints Free Agency Moves Likely Close Door on Drafting Reuben ...
Canal Street ChroniclesApril 3, 2017

After trading TE Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for C Max Unger and the 32nd overall pick, the Saints used that pick to acquire LB Stephone Anthony ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Morning Headlines
Business NewsApril 2, 2017

Page 20: ANZ's first significant technology release under new digital boss Maile Carnegie will be the midyear introduction of voice biometrics to enable customers to undertake higher value, more secure transactions on mobile devices. Page 23: ABC News ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Group Compensation Arrangements: Stark Requirements
The National Law ReviewApril 17, 2017

Employment Arrangements. In addition to the "group practice" safe harbors, a group practice may pay its physician employees under the Stark "employment" safe harbor. To fit within the Stark safe harbor applicable to employment contracts, the employment ...more »

Uganda: UCC Insists On 7-Day Simcard Validation Ultimatum
AllAfrica.comApril 13, 2017

All mobile phone sim-cards must be verified and validated within seven days or risk being switched off, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has warned. The warning is the latest among many previous ones from the regulatory body, where it has ...more »


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