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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

News in Brief

Model Tyson Beckford has sued Sean “Diddy” Holmes for $5 million, claiming that Holmes continued to use Beckford’s image in selling his Sean John clothing line after Beckford’s contract expired.

The U.S. government is expected to issue some $250 billion in IT contracts during FY2006, according to a new report.

An arbitrator has ruled that Metrologic Instruments must pay $12 million to settle a license dispute with its rival bar-code reading company, Symbol Technologies.

Workers at Michigan-based Farmer Jack grocery stores have rejected a contract their union said was necessary to allow the chain to be acquired and avoid being shut down.

The United Steelworkers, who narrowly lost a similar vote on a contract recommended by union leadership, have reconsidered a strike at a West Virginia mill and will put the contract up for a second vote, as the state's governor has requested.

Boeing’s latest offer to its machinists, meanwhile, seems to have crashed and burned on takeoff.

A company that claims the Eastern Pequot tribe breached a partnership contract says it will take an appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court.

General Dynamics, which makes a good deal of money making weapons, has won a $30 million contract to take them apart again and “demilitarize” them.

Indiana is in negotiations with a private company on a renewable 10-year deal to manage its 2,416-bed New Castle Correctional Facility, a minimum-to-medium security facility.

A demoted Army procurement official says she’ll sue, claiming the job action was in  retaliation for exposing irregularities in contracts with a Halliburton subsidiary.

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