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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

News in Brief

Lawyers for 40,000 poor people who may be forced out of their homes by the controversial new Northrail project are asking the Philippine Supreme Court for a restraining order, claiming the contract  for the project is illegal.  (INQ7.net)

Investors are suing Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for breach of contract, saying the broke  promises it made when the company moved from Australia to the U.S.  (New York Times News Service)

An unusual Canadian government contract, which requires a consultant to make only oral presentations and not leave any paper behind that auditors could see, is raising some questions.  (Globe and Mail)

A Maryland fire department is offering residents an unusual contract: They get a free smoke alarm if they sign a contract to pay for fire damage caused by their own inattentiveness.  (Hagerstown Herald-Mail)

Guangzhou city officials have unveiled a new model contract for local employers, which suggests pay based on hours worked instead of a fixed minimum wage.  (China Daily)

The University of North Dakota is mulling a court challenge for breach of contract by the NCAA, which has demanded that the school drop the “Fighting Sioux” nickname for its sports teams.  (Grand Forks Herald)

The High Court of India has granted a restraining order prohibiting an American company from doing business in India, pending resolution of a breach of contract claim by the company’s former Indian distributor.  (PR Leap)

Louisiana businesses are complaining that most of the FEMA reconstruction contracts for that state are going to out-of-state businesses, usually those that have worked with the agency in the past.  (KLFY-TV)

Ho Chi Minh might roll over in his grave at the news that Vietnam’s Pha Run Shipyards have just won a $55 million contract to build 5 commercial freighters for a South Korea company.  (Thanh Nien News)

[Frank Snyder]

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