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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Thursday, November 4, 2010

News in Brief -- November 4, 2010

A LOS ANGELES:  "It looks like Hollywood heartthrob Shia Labeouf's film Disturbia may not see the light of day as it has been hit by a second lawsuit."

LONDON: "The prospect of British Airways passengers facing strikes over Christmas appears to have receded after the airline won an important court ruling backing controversial changes to cabin crew contracts."

BEAUMONT (Tex.): "METCO Non-Destructive Testing Co. recently filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by DuPont De Nemours, arguing that a forum selection clause between the two forces the case to be tried in Delaware."

CROYDON (U.K.): "A medical centre serving 12,500 patients could be forced to close after one of its partners and his wife ran up debts totalling £11.6 million. The future of Portland Medical Centre in Portland Road, South Norwood, has been thrown into jeopardy after Croydon [National Health Service] terminated its contract following revelations about Dr Ravi Sondhi's finances."

WASHINGTON (D.C.): "ITC Staff Backs Nokia In Apple Smartphone Patents Case."

ABERDEEN (U.K.): "Aberdeen City Council has performed a surprise U-turn to bring to an end a bitter and long-running pay dispute with thousands of staff. Councillors agreed unanimously to back down yesterday—and give 6,555 employees the wage rises they had been owed since April."

BOLINGBROOK (Ill.): "The village is suing the state’s largest water company for allegedly overcharging Bolingbrook residents for water for about five years and other breach of contract issues, village officials said."

NAIROBI:  "A court has ordered Delta Petroleum to pay a supplier Sh7 million for breach of contract. Lady Justice Martha Koome found Delta Petroleum Trading Company in breach of a memorandum of understanding with businessmen Justus Ambasu and James Kamau for the supply of oil products."

ROCKVILLE (Md.): A private school that spent $9 million to renovate a blighted former public high school building leased from Montgomery County may not be allowed to exercise its purchase option on the property, due to claims the county may need the property in the future.

JOHANNESBURG: "Cricket South Africa is likely to take legal action against batsman Herschelle Gibbs after he made series of revelations in his book, earlier this week. The South African board sees the book as a breach of contract by Gibbs."

ARLINGTON (Tex.):  "The Texas Rangers plan to talk Thursday with manager Ron Washington about an expected new contract".


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