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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

News in brief

A decision seems imminent on the city of Anaheim’s claim that its baseball team breached its contract by changing its name to "Los Angeles Angels."
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Insurer AIG is saying that a contract with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway was apparently something of a sham transaction, and had the result of inflating the company’s earnings.  Meanwhile, Buffett’s role in the transaction is being investigated by New York Attorney General Elliott Spitzer.
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The former coach of the Valencia soccer team, fired with two years left on his contract, will go to court to claim the $10.5 million balance on his contract.
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Ontario physicians have approved 3-to-1 a new four-year contract, giving them raises of from 2 to 2.5 percent and removing caps on the amount they can bill the government.
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The "winners" in the New York Daily News’'s ill-fated Scratch-n-Match game—there apparently are several thousand of them—are stepping up the pressure to force the paper to honor misprinted winning tickets.
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The estate of the late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard is has filed a $1.8 million breach of contract suit against a Florida promoter.

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