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Missouri Attorney General's Office plans trafficking crackdown
ABC17News.comApril 1, 2017

The federal court documents outline the series of crimes, but the use of online classified ads at backpage.com is one of the specifics that got the feds involved. That crime is "use of interstate commerce in aid of racketeering enterprise" or the use ...more »

Widow of Mandan Man Shot by Police Files Wrongful Death Suit
U.S. News & World ReportApril 1, 2017

Widow of Mandan Man Shot by Police Files Wrongful Death Suit. The widow of a Mandan man who was shot and killed by a Bismarck police officer has filed a wrongful death suit in the case. | April 1, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Texas Bill May Fix Cos.' Unequal Footing In Atty Fee Fights
Law360 (subscription)April 7, 2017

Law360, Dallas (April 7, 2017, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Texas Senate is poised to consider a proposal to expand when attorneys' fees are recoverable in commercial contract disputes in a bill that lawyers say would level the playing ground for all types of ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Impasse latest sign of trouble for Clark County's largest employee union
Las Vegas Review-JournalApril 13, 2017

Meanwhile the county stopped all wage and benefit increases for SEIU-affiliated employees a month before arbitration started. The county cited a 2015 law that prevents raises while a labor contract is expired. SEIU filed a complaint with Nevada's Local ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Avoiding contract disputes
Royal GazetteApril 25, 2017

We have signed a contract to buy a house. When we first saw it, before signing the agreement, there were two refrigerators. One was in the kitchen and one was in the basement. The real estate agent told us that both refrigerators would stay with the ...more »

Government Contracts
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Michigan chooses Florida-based company to run statewide medical marijuana 'seed-to-sale' tracking system
Crain's Detroit BusinessApril 14, 2017

based Franwell Inc. has been recommended for a $447,625 award from a pool of 11 companies that bid to run Michigan's statewide tracking system, which was created through legislation Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law last year. A formal contract has not ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Camber Energy Announces Extension Of Maturity Date For Senior Secured Loan Agreement
Yahoo FinanceApril 7, 2017

"We are pleased that we have negotiated an extension until mid-summer of our secured loan agreement with the senior lender while we work toward a long-term resolution," said Anthony C. Schnur, Chief Executive Officer of Camber Energy. "Access to ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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AFSLs warned against unfair contracts
Money ManagementApril 5, 2017

Paralegal, Lydia Cartensen wrote in a blog that if a court decides a contract term is unfair, common law principles would apply instead. “If you didn't want your contract to apply, you wouldn't have bothered drafting it in the first place, so it's ...more »

Secured Transactions
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UK Law's Bankruptcy Moot Court Team Reaches Top 8 in Competition
UKNow (press release)April 5, 2017

Frost teaches contracts, bankruptcy, secured transactions and payment systems at UK Law and his research focuses on corporate bankruptcy law. “Professor Frost was truly the catalyst of our success. All of his assistance helped fine-tune our arguments ...more »

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