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Isle of Wight supervisor lobbying to increase taxes, revenue this budget season
Daily PressMay 1, 2017

While most Isle of Wight County supervisors have spoken against increased taxes for residents this budget season, Supervisor Dick Grice has proposed balancing the county budget by raising real estate taxes and by increasing county employees' share of ...more »

What will happen next in Trump presidency? Reply hazy
BBC NewsMay 1, 2017

As a candidate Mr Trump also pledged to reform legal immigration, reducing the number of new arrivals, changing the types of individuals who are granted priority and restructuring the work visa programme, which could affect visas for high-skilled ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Pepper Hamilton Expands Commercial Litigation Practice with Addition of H Peter Haveles Jr
EconoTimesMay 1, 2017

These disputes have involved breach of contract, lender liability claims, enforcement of indentures and intercreditor agreements, fraudulent conveyance claims, corporate governance, acquisition and shareholder disputes, preservation and restructuring ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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California company must pay $7 million-plus award to Hyatt for violating franchise agreement
Cook County RecordMay 11, 2017

The court also denied its claim that the arbitrator “manifestly disregarded” the mediator's obligation to the California Franchise Investment Laws and Federal Trade Commission regulations, which Shen Zhen claimed would render the franchise agreement's ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Green Bay Packers must think about drafting a QB
LomdardiAveMay 3, 2017

Rodgers signed a five-year, $110,000,000 contract three years ago that included a $33,250,000 signing bonus and $54,000,000 guaranteed. That contract will come to an end after the 2019 season. What happens before and after that is one of the great ...more »

Government Contracts
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Kushner family pitches U.S. visas for $500000 investment at event in Beijing
Chicago TribuneMay 7, 2017

The event underscores the extent to which Kushner's private business interests have the potential to collide with his powerful role as a top official in his father-in-law's White House, particularly when it comes to China, where Kushner has become a ...more »

Lending Agreements
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NAC board likely to okay Rs24b loan deal today
The Kathmandu PostMay 2, 2017

Tourism Joint Secretary Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, who also sits on the airline's board, said that it would be signing two separate loan agreements with the EPF and the CIT this week. The loan will be paid out in two disbursements. NAC will receive Rs4 ...more »

Employment Contracts
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What Will Not Work to Protect Trade Secrets or Enforce Non-Competes in California
The National Law ReviewMay 16, 2017

Out-of-state employers routinely include choice-of-law provisions in employment contracts to specify that these agreements should be interpreted under the laws of a state that is generally more amenable to restrictive covenants. Even though choice-of ...more »

Manafort Got $3.5M Mystery Mortgage, Paid No Tax
NBCNews.comMay 16, 2017

Several weeks later, a document called a UCC filed with the state of New York shows that Summerbreeze took out a $3.5 million loan on Manafort's home in the tony beach enclave of Bridgehampton. Manafort's name does not appear on the UCC filing, but ...more »


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