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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

In the News: September 5

Former HBO executive VP Steven Rosenberg has reached an out-of-court settlement in his breach of contract suit against the company. Rosenberg claimed he was fired in violation of a "for cause" term in his employment agreement.

Aa Lone Star State authorities have signed a contract to turn over the Texas State Railroad to a private operator.  American Heritage Railways of Texas will run the state-owned line, a former prison railroad that runs 25 miles from Rusk to Palestine.

General Electric's NBC TV unit, locked in a squabble with Apple over downloads of television programs, has reached a deal with Amazon.com to offer downloads of certain NBC series at lower prices over Amazon’s new Unbox system.

Former lawyers for the mother of a Northwestern University football player who died during a team practice have sued her, claiming she fired them without cause and claiming $4.8 million in fees earned to date.

The case management meeting in the big SAP-Oracle software dispute has been suspended indefinitely due to the illness of the judge.

Australia’s Workplace Authority says that fifteen percent of the employment contracts it has audited are unfair, because they fail to provide workers with the compensation to which they are entitled under the law.

Contracts for home sales in July were at their lowest level in six years -- and anecdotal evidence also says that more contracts are lapsing before they get to closing.

After four years of contract dispute and three months of a management lockout, workers at Canada’s oldest cemetery are apparently headed back to work -- where corpses and claims by unhappy families have been piling up in their absence.

[Frank Snyder]

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