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Feds say Busse took in $990000 in bribery scheme involving immigration agent
The Macomb DailyMay 1, 2017

“Where many saw an overtaxed and broken system in need of reform, Mr. Busse saw an opportunity to enrich himself,” Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch wrote in a sentencing memorandum. “Mr. Busse made hundreds of thousands of dollars by corruptly ...more »

Murdochs' TV Deal in Britain Hinges on 3 Words: 'Fit and Proper'
New York TimesMay 1, 2017

Likewise, nothing says “fit and proper” like firing your highest-rated star after The New York Times reported that sexual harassment allegations against him had led to at least $13 million in settlements. (Yes, I'm ... For Mr. Murdoch, approval would ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Six McCathern Attorneys Named Among Dallas' Best
BenzingaMay 3, 2017

He practices non-subscriber employer defense, commercial trucking, liquor liability, employment law, commercial litigation, construction litigation, subrogation, tort, and insurance litigation. Carl has an extensive litigation and trial background ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Increased Franchisor Liability Likely Under New Laws: Franchisor Update May 2017
The National Law ReviewMay 8, 2017

Assuming that this Bill passes into law, new liability for franchisors will now be created in relation to the underpayment or non-payment of franchisee staff members. The Bill also proposes significant increases in fines. The following update includes ...more »

Contract Disputes
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China Contract Templates: More Cons and Cons
China Law Blog (blog)May 6, 2017

In this case, our client had taken a contract my law firm had written for them and made a few changes and simply re-used it on another deal. The contract my firm had written had called for disputes to be resolved before the Arbitration Institute of the ...more »

Government Contracts
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Jailed man hit with slew of sex charges
Meadville TribuneMay 2, 2017

He also told all five individuals that due to his government contracts to train special forces and sniper training for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, he is required to be tested several times each year, according to the affidavit. During ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Italy: Opening the door for alternative lenders
Lexology (registration)May 4, 2017

The syndication and transfer on the secondary market of medium/long term loan agreements and receivables thereof, either performing or not, is therefore now appealing to both Italian and foreign lenders due to the full exemption from both documentary ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Jets Won't Pick Up Calvin Pryor's Option After Drafting Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye
Bleacher ReportMay 2, 2017

The New York Jets have reportedly decided against picking up the fifth-year option on safety Calvin Pryor's contract. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report New York's decision, and ESPN.com's Rich Cimini later confirmed. The move comes ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Mobile User Authentication Market Growth and Forecast 2017-2027
LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)May 3, 2017

But, all these services need to be secured through appropriate authentication programs, here mobile user authentication solution plays an important role to secure all online transactions, and business activity. In addition to this mobile user ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Reform of temporary employment: requirements in practice
Lexology (registration)May 4, 2017

It was intended that the Employee Assignment Act, the Works Constitution Act and the Civil Code be readjusted in order to "align temporary work with its core function and prevent the abuse of structures with contracts for work and services ...more »

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