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Nashville's juvenile court plans new program to cut down on youth violence
WKRN.comFebruary 1, 2017

In the juvenile court system, there is a team approach to identifying the root causes a child commits a crime and how supporting the family can help change the behavior. In Davidson County, there is an assessment team that studies the teen and family ...more »

The Leader Of The A.C.L.U. Has Always Fought Fear With Facts
The FADERFebruary 1, 2017

As the newest director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Anthony Romero is head of an organization that defends the rights of all people in the U.S., no matter what they look like, who they sleep with, how much money they make, or how opposing ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Can an Email or a Phone Call Create a Legal Obligation to Sell a Loan?
Commercial ObserverFebruary 2, 2017

How does the Stonehill case apply to commercial real estate contracts as opposed to loan sales? A New York law invalidates any oral contract for the sale of real estate. That hasn't changed. Real estate contracts are different from loan sale contracts.more »

Franchise Contracts
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What is the latest buzz in Franchising?
iAfrica.comFebruary 7, 2017

That said, franchising in South Africa is still not fully realising its true growth potential and franchises need to continue to plan ahead, innovate and adapt to changing market conditions to ensure that they stay abreast of the changing business ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Dispute resolution in blockchain: do you need an umbrella?
Lexology (registration)February 27, 2017

In our series of articles addressing the legal structures of smart contracts or dynamic contracts – some of which will utilise blockchain technology – it has been shown that existing legal principles and structures are more than capable of providing a ...more »

Government Contracts
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John Wiley Price jury pool drilled for biases by both sides
WFAA.comFebruary 22, 2017

Price sat quietly in a dark suit and bow tie, taking notes, as attorneys asked their opinions about race relations, minority contracting, the truthfulness of law enforcement, and whether they understood fundamentals of the justice system. When a jury ...more »

Lending Agreements
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White Mountain Announces Resignations of Executive Officers and Alleged Default of Loan Agreement
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 6, 2017

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountain Titanium Corporation ("White Mountain" or the "Company"), by the disinterested members of its Board of Directors, reports that in order to further cut overhead costs, the Company is filing a ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Just how detailed should condo board meeting minutes be?
Chicago TribuneFebruary 6, 2017

For example, when the board approves a contract, the minutes merely state the name of the contractor approved and the amount of the contract, but there is no detail or discussion on various bids for the work or the reason why the board chose the ...more »

Secured Transactions
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BitBay Resurfaces with the Most Advanced and Secure Wallet in Cryptocurrency Space
newsBTCFebruary 20, 2017

It removes any centralized services from online transactions and allows buyers to interact directly with sellers safely and securely. The platform offers unbreakable smart contracts for important real world applications. These contracts are secured by ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Consulting position would have paid Henry $10000
Sherman Denison Herald DemocratFebruary 4, 2017

The city offered former Sherman Police Chief Otis Henry a consulting position to the city manager for a two-month period, which would have paid him a lump sum of $10,000 with additional benefits, according to an unsigned separation agreement.more »

2-For-1: The Price of New Regulations Under the Trump Administration
Lexology (registration)February 16, 2017

Although a strict literal interpretation of both the former provisions in force and of those of the UCC would call for an outcome opposite to the above-mentioned judgment concerning interest, the CJEU's reasoning based on general principles of EU law ...more »


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