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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

News in Brief

England’s prestigious Marlborough College is in court, defending itself in a breach of contract action brought by a parent over the expulsion of a pupil for “smoking, drinking, and bullying.”  (The Times)

A new law in Idaho says that contractors who fail to register with the state, post a bond, and prove they have workers’ compensation insurance will not be able to sue for damages on their construction contracts.  (Bonner County Daily Bee)

Lawmakers are looking into the FEMA contract with Carnival Cruise Lines under which Carnival will house some 7,100 refugees on three of its ships.  (WTVY Television)

A Jackson County (Mo.) jury has awarded $800,000 in punitive damages to a couple whose insurance claim was denied by State Farm on grounds of fraud.  (Kansas City Star)

Indonesia says ExxonMobil won’t get an extension of its contract to develop a China Sea natural gas block unless it gets moving and starts development.  (Forbes)

The English Rugby Football Union and Premier Rugby look like they’re heading to court over a contract dispute between the central organization and three clubs.  (

Wisconsin election officials are feeling pressure to terminate Accenture’s contract to develop the state’s first statewide voter list, based on delays that could cost America’s Dairyland a substantial amount of federal funds.  (Capital Times)

Supermodel Kate Moss, whose cocaine use cost her major fashion contracts, is now being offered a five-year, $5 million “spokesmodel” deal by an Internet gambling site, which points out that its target audience is males ages 21 to 45.  (

[Frank Snyder]

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