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University of South Dakota School of Law

Friday, August 26, 2005

News in Brief

Former Guns N' Roses bandmates Duff McKagen and Slash have sued frontman Axl Rose, claiming he had no right to sign a $20 million deal with Sanctuary Group that included a license for the band’s back catalog.

LaVar Arrington and the Washington Redskins have resolved their dispute over his written contract, which he says failed to include a $6.5 million bonus he was promised orally.

Canada’s air traffic controllers have ratified a new four-year contract giving them 3% annual raises.

NHL teams are worried that the Columbus Blue Jackets’ offer of a $5 million-a-year deal to star Rick Nash will upset the league’s fragile salary structure.

The U.S. government says it’s meeting its overall goals in awarding contracts to small businesses, but not enough contracts are going to businesses owned by women and disabled military veterans.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been sued by a catering company which says he stiffed them on a $30,000 bill for two extravagant parties.

The Scots parliament is taking some heat for a decision to let contract go to a cheaper Polish shipyard rather than one in Glasgow.

Bids will be due October 12 from wireless companies vying for the right to provide cell phone service in New York City’s subway system.

After eight years of litigation, insurer Argonaut Group has landed a $45 million settlement of its contract claims against the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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