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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In the News: October 10, 2007

Aa_2 The Atlanta Falcons can make former star quarterback Michael Vick return some $20 million in signing bonuses, an arbitrator rules.  Vick was convicted of conspiracy in connection with dog-fighting, and may never play again.

Aluminum can maker Ball Corp. says it will pay $70 million to settle a contract dispute with Miller Brewing Co., although it's not clear what the breach was.

In India, ten lakh tonnes (about 2 million U.S. tons) of rice already under contract for export are in limbo after the Cabinet voted to ban shipments of non-basmati rice from the country.

The former basketball coach at Ball State University has lost his claim for $150,000 in contract damages he claims he suffered when he was reassigned from his coaching job to on in university advancement.

Meanwhile, a Baton Rouge jury is preparing to hear the contract and discrimination claims brought by a former football coach at Louisiana-Lafayette, who says he was fired because he was black.


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