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Monday, September 17, 2007

In the News: September 17

Aa_3 Two rich guys are locked in a battle over who will buy a historic Methodist church in Sag Harbor, N.Y. (left).  One wants it to house his $100 million art collection, the other wants to house his even more valuable family.

The NASCAR team owner who’s being sued for breach of contract by drivers Sterling Marlin and Joe Nemechek says that he’s surprised by the suits because he’s met all of his contractual obligations to the pair.

A former star of TV’s Flip This House is being sued for fraud and breach of contract over a real estate transaction in California.

A D.C. clergyman who is being sued for mismanagement and breach of contract by some parishioners can keep his job, at least for now, according to a court ruling that overruled a congregational vote.

United Auto Workers leaders say they’re close to a deal with General Motors on a new contract that would turn over responsibility for retiree health care to the union in exchange for job security in the U.S.

Ugandan guards who signed up to work in Iraq are suing the contractor who employed them, claiming that it has paid much less than it promised.

The al Quaeda group has put out an offer for a unilateral contract on the life of Danish cartoonist Lars Vilks; they’ll give $100,000 for his murder, or $150,000 if he is "slaughtered like a lamb."

The managers of an Australian singer whose self-funded record unexpectedly hit number one on the charts are suing her for lost earnings, claiming her behavior made their positions "untenable" and led to a split.

[Frank Snyder]

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