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Global Supply Chain News: It Begins – Amazon begins Freight Forwarding Operations with Shipments from China to US
Supply Chain DigestFebruary 1, 2017

Amazon has moved 150 containers of goods from China since October, according to shipping documents collected at ports of entry that were compiled by Ocean Audit, a company specializing in ocean-freight refund recovery for shippers. This month, Amazon ...more »

Who is Neil Gorsuch?
ThinkProgressFebruary 1, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch is Republican nobility — the son of Anne Gorsuch Burford, who spent her brief tenure as President Reagan's EPA administrator cutting staff and gutting anti-pollution regulations before resigning amidst scandal. More than three ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Self-Enforcing Smart Contracts Will Change Your Life
Corporate Counsel (registration)February 6, 2017

While some smart contracts may not require any legal document whatsoever, others will involve a traditional legal document coupled with an attached application that enforces certain digital terms. The computer scientist will likely be focused on those ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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UK: Preparing For Brexit: Top 5 Considerations For Franchisors In 2017
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 17, 2017

Since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union ("EU") on 23 June 2016, "Brexit", and what it may or may not mean has dominated the national conversation. In the absence of a crystal ball, we will not know what Brexit is going to mean until ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Lawmakers seek to bar 'nuclear option'
Brattleboro ReformerFebruary 15, 2017

H.98 would also create a seven-member task force to study dispute resolution in labor relations. The bill instructs the panel to evaluate Vermont's current statute, look at how other states resolve contract disputes and find ways to improve the process.more »

Government Contracts
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Trump's Army Secretary Pick Could Trade One Potential Conflict for Another
New York TimesFebruary 1, 2017

But in exchange, Mr. Viola, a retired Army major, may find himself in the precarious position of being a government official who benefits from federal contracts. Mr. Trump has asked an unusual number of extraordinarily wealthy businesspeople ... It is ...more »

Lending Agreements
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China Yuchai International Extends Loan Agreement with HL Global Enterprises Limited
PR Newswire (press release)February 8, 2017

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) ("China Yuchai" or the "Company"), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Venture Lewis Limited ("VLL"), has entered into a loan agreement with HL ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Storm delays legislation to impose contract on Nova Scotia's teachers
Yahoo NewsFebruary 13, 2017

Instead of starting on Monday night as originally planned, the provincial legislature will sit at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and the first step in drafting a bill to end the contract dispute between teachers and the province will begin. "We have closely ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Essar Steel Algoma's Secured Creditors Issues Statement Regarding Essar Global
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 2, 2017

We certainly have significant concerns regarding the conduct of Essar Global as it relates to the Algoma operations and the negative impact certain decisions and affiliate transactions have had on its stakeholders and the Sault Ste. Marie community ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Goldberg v. Glencore
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 4, 2017

A court could enforce an employment contract that was intended to compensate an employee for loss of benefits that had not yet vested with his former employer. The court awarded plaintiff $4.09 million. The following facts were not in dispute. In 2010 ...more »

SC intends to decide pleas challenging triple talaq soon
Chandigarh TribuneFebruary 14, 2017

After the hearing, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told The Tribune: “The practices of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala--whether religious or not, and even if a part of personal law--are unconstitutional. They are hit by Article 14 (right to ...more »

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