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  • Do you really need a lawyer to sell a business?

    03/27/2017 4:13:53 PM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 37 replies
    Selling my business and the building it has always occupied for many years. This is a retail store. Modestly successful, which is why I'm leaving. I need a little less modesty. The party who wants to buy it has many years of experience in this particular type of retail business and there's little reason to doubt sincerity or ability to pay what is being asked. There's a bunch of websites where you can buy a "Purchase Business Agreement" that matches or exceeds the detail level of older agreements I have access to for comparison. Pretty simple stuff when you have...
  • Indiana official: Carrier deal is about possible loss of federal contracts

    12/01/2016 1:56:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM
    The deal that President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence brokered to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana likely hinges on its parent company's fear about losing business with the federal government, said an official who will play a critical role in approving the agreement. Trump and Pence will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce they’ve delivered on a campaign promise to keep about 1,000 factory jobs from moving to Monterrey, Mexico. The agreement reportedly includes $7 million in state tax breaks over ten years offered by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-public entity that doesn't require legislative approval...
  • Property business to trust how does it affect contracts?

    11/16/2016 2:55:24 PM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    The people I work for took there property into a trust and named their children as trustees. They rent the property from the trust. Essentially it is a big tax evasion of sorts. I believe they are set to renegotiate my contract. My question is this, when something goes into trust or a business is bought or taken over, what obligation, if any, do the new holder/owners/operators have to honor old contracts? Can they boot us out? Thanks
  • Clinton’s Emails: A Criminal Charge Is Justified (Michael Mukasey)

    01/22/2016 5:14:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Michael B. Mukasey
    The current news, reported in the Journal and elsewhere, is that her server contained information at the highest level of classification, known as SAP, or Special Access Program. This is a level so high that even the inspector general for the intelligence community who reported the discovery did not initially have clearance to examine it. The server also contained messages showing her contempt for classification procedures. This was bred at least in part by obvious familiarity with exactly "how it works"--such as when, an email shows, she directed a staff member simply to erase the heading on a classified document,...
  • Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

    03/31/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation's third-largest district in what could be an early glimpse of a more prolonged strike still to come. Some 27,000 Chicago Teachers Union members have been working without a contract since June. They've overwhelmingly authorized an open-ended strike like the one that closed schools for more than a week in 2012, though that would still be weeks away. The union and its allies say Friday's action is an attempt to draw attention to their fight for a new...
  • VA Makes Contract Awards Totaling up to $6.8 Billion for Medical Disability Examinations

    03/29/2016 8:21:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Provides efficient, streamlined process in support of the MyVA Initiative of Medical Disability Examinations for Veterans WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of twelve major contracts that will enhance its ability to deliver timely disability benefits claims decisions to the nation’s Veterans in line with the MyVA initiative. The contracts make up a $6.8 billion enterprise-wide Medical Disability Examination Program under Public Law 104-275, and represent a major step forward in improving the disability examination experience for Veterans. A unique feature of this multi-contract award will see the consolidation of the contracts under a...
  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s ‘Embarrassing’ Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused “embarrassment” to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...
  • S.F. Cath. Students, Parents Stage Ash Wednesday Protest Over Morality Clauses In Teacher Contracts

    02/19/2015 4:54:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    CBS Channel 5 KPIX ^ | 2/18/15 | Andrea Borba
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Students and parents from schools controlled by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco protested at Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, saying the church should stay out of teachers’ bedrooms and drop proposed morality clauses in teacher contracts. On Ash Wednesday, one of the holiest days on the Catholic calendar, the students and parents are hoping Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will change his mind on the clauses, as the church heads into 40 days of Lenten reflection. "We’re here because if Jesus were alive today, he’d be standing right next to us,” Mairead Ahlbach, a student...
  • 'American Idol' Winner Files Bold Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts

    01/27/2015 7:33:27 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Eriq Gardner
    On Jan. 22, Phillips lodged a bombshell petition with the California Labor Commissioner that asserts that Idol producer 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies have "manipulated" him into accepting jobs since he hit it big. In a filing that reveals some of Phillips' post-show tribulations, including being forced to perform for free for one of Idol sponsors and not even knowing the title of his last album before it was announced publicly, the singer is seeking to void his various agreements with 19, said by the star's lawyer to be "oppressive, fatally conflicted."
  • Feinstein's Office Denies Conflict of Interest Charges

    04/04/2007 8:38:15 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 17 replies · 645+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 04, 2007 | Fred Lucas
    Feinstein's Office Denies Conflict of Interest Charges By Fred Lucas April 04, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - Breaking nearly a week of silence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office Tuesday called allegations of a conflict of interest "nonsense" and said the California Democrat played no role in awarding military contracts that benefited companies owned by her husband. It was reported last week that Feinstein no longer serves on a Senate subcommittee that oversaw military construction. Earlier this year, Metro Newspapers accused Feinstein of a conflict of interest because the subcommittee had oversight of military contracts that often went to defense contractors owned by her...
  • For the NYPD’s cops who are fighting the Black War on Our Police, silence is not an option

    01/05/2015 8:42:46 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/5/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The following is an answer to a January 1, 2015 op-ed in the New York Post decrying the police slow down. Your position on the state of policing in New York City is very curious. It would appear that you are either willfully blind to the differences between the circumstances of the 1919 Boston Police Strike and the state of siege New York City is in; or you are playing the part of typical breast beater trying to win favor from the wrong people. In the Boston case, the police struck over classic worker/employer grievances. The pay was low; the...
  • Obama gives military latrine duty new meaning

    03/29/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 14 replies
    WND ^ | March 29, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Government document puts naval engineering group in charge of Kenya pit toiletsThe Obama administration lately has demanded much from American soldiers, who now face possible reductions in the number in their ranks as well as higher payments toward their health benefits. That’s in addition to duty in Afghanistan, or worse. In the latest slap to the face of U.S. Department of Defense personnel, Obama now is asking those soldiers to oversee the digging of toilets at a girl’s school in Kenya, his “home country,” as First Lady Michelle Obama once publicly put it. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command is tasked...
  • CIA director: Benghazi rescuers required to sign non-disclosure agreements because contracts

    02/04/2014 9:52:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/4/14 | Jennifer Griffin
    CIA director John Brennan told a congressional hearing Tuesday that security operators involved in Benghazi rescue efforts were required to re-sign non-disclosure agreements because the documents were being updated. Brennan was pressed by Rep. Devin Nunes, R.-Calif., of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the 2012 Benghazi attack and why the security operators who were involved in rescue efforts that night were asked to re-sign their non-disclosure agreements. “There were a number of contractors whose contracts were being updated, amended,” Brennan said.“And any time there is an amendment to a contract, there's the requirement for a non-disclosure agreement...
  • Obama Inc. Refuses to Cancel Military Contracts with Al Qaeda Supporters

    08/01/2013 10:31:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Front Page ^ | 8/1/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s all about due process. Al Qaeda supporters receiving taxpayer dollars get it from Obama Inc.. Just not George Zimmerman or the State of Texas. Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending. The U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to act in 43 such cases, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said today in a letter accompanying a quarterly report to Congress.
  • Army Keeps Contracts with Terrorists to Avoid Violating “Due Process Rights”

    07/31/2013 10:43:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2013
    Here is a crazy story involving the U.S. government’s $89.5 billion Afghanistan reconstruction effort; the United States Army refuses to suspend contracts with dozens of companies tied to al Qaeda and the Taliban out of fear that it could violate their “due process rights.” It doesn’t get more outrageous than this! American tax dollars are going to the Middle Eastern terrorists that are trying to kill them. The best part, of course, is that the U.S. government has known about this for years yet won’t terminate the deals. It’s pure insanity, to put it quite mildly. A conservative online newspaper...
  • ‘Love Contracts’ Between Couples Growing In Popularity

    05/08/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 7, 2013 11:49 PM
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — So-called “love contracts” between couples, or written agreements that detail specific promises partners make to each other in a relationship, are growing in popularity, but they may have no legal standing. Toni Mantus and Gregg Sullivan said they hired an attorney to draft their contract, which breaks down how much time they’ll devote to shared hobbies and how often they will have sex. “I promise that our date night is gonna be a weekend date and our sex life stays active,” said Toni. “It’s nice to have a contract and say, ‘Look, we did agree to...
  • Relationship Contracts Growing In Popularity With Married And Unmarried Couples

    04/30/2013 9:15:23 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 29, 2013 | CBSNew York
    A new trend has some couples turning to lawyers to help save their relationships. “I promise you that I am going to be making sure that you’re having more fun, more dates, and more time of mine,” Gregg Sullivan told his wife, Toni Mantus. But unlike many of the promises made during a relationship, this one is part of a written contract. The couple told CBS 2′s Dick Brennan that, with the help of an attorney, they have put everything in writing, including how often they have sex.
  • T-Mobile Eliminates Contracts

    03/26/2013 7:22:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Matt Cantor
    T-Mobile is ditching a once-inescapable part of wireless life: the contract. The company had been offering contract-free plans as an option alongside two-year contracts, CNET reports; now, according to the T-Mobile website, contract plans are a thing of the past. An example of a new plan: For $50 a month, you get unlimited talk, texting, and web, plus 500MB of high-speed data. Unlimited high-speed data will run you $70 a month. But that's not the full picture: You've also got to pay for your phone without the subsidies normally associated with contract plans, which knock pricey phones (new models can...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein's filthy hands

    01/26/2013 12:14:55 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 23 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Andrea Shea King
    Today a special investigation by The Daily Caller reveals that a State Department contract specialist participated in awarding more than 43 federal contracts worth $52 million in taxpayer-funds to Sterling Royale Group, a company owned and operated by her husband and daughter. If you think THAT’s something, may I remind you of this story that apparently was scrubbed from the MetroActive website where it first appeared, and was deemed by World Net Daily as one of the Top Ten Most Ignored Stories of 2007.
  • Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contracts (heated words exchanged about RAT convention)

    08/05/2012 2:45:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/03/12 | ANNA PALMER
    Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contractsBy ANNA PALMER | 8/3/12 1:20 PM EDT Hispanic lawmakers are peeved at the Democratic National Convention Committee for not hiring more Latino-owned businesses for next month’s convention. Upset over the lack of contracts, Hispanic lawmakers exchanged heated words Wednesday with a top DNCC official in a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Afterward, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) suggested that DNCC Chief Executive Steve Kerrigan should be fired if things don’t improve. If the situation isn’t rectified, “there will be a recommendation that the person who is in charge will not be in charge,” Baca told...