Friday, November 5, 2010
LUTON (U.K.): Britain’s National Health Service Primary Care Trusts are threatening to use a clause in their General Medical Services contracts to impose fines on medical practices that prescribe generic drugs at below-average rates.
BOSTON: "The Red Sox are exercising their $12.5 million option on David Ortiz (left) rather than giving the designated hitter the new multiyear contract he preferred."
NEW YORK: "The feud between Joel S. Finkelstein and his younger brother and former law partner, Andrew, heated up last week when Andrew claimed that Joel's 'abject laziness' and 'flagrant acts of disloyalty' were the reasons Joel was terminated—allegedly for cause—from the three law firms managed by Andrew."
COLUMBIA (Mo.): "More teachers added their names to a lawsuit filed in August against the Missouri Board of Education and three other entities for breach of contract."
BLACKPOOL (U.K.): "Charlie Adam will have to wait a week to find out if he can quit Blackpool [F.C.] for free immediately and pocket a £20,000 back_dated bonus. The midfielder, 24, put his breach of contract case to a Premier League arbitration panel [Wednesday]."
WASHINGTON (D.C.): "Prince Jefri Bolkiah and his brother, the Sultan of Brunei, have at long last reconciled, but their epic feud involving diamonds, fast cars, luxurious homes and billions of dollars generated a treasure trove of legal documents."
CHICAGO: "New City Bank has sued U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush [D-Ill.] and his wife in an attempt to recover more than $600,000 in mortgage loans. The Rushes aren't behind in their mortgage payments, but the bank wants its money, it said, because the couple has failed to pay 2009 property taxes on their homes."
EDWARDSVILLE (Ill.): " Two Madison County residents have filed a class action lawsuit against Dish Network, claiming customers are being charged for programming they are not receiving."
TOULOUSE (France): "Airbus SAS, for decades the also_ran behind Boeing Co. in China, is set to reap one of its largest orders yet from the country as a local factory attracts Chinese carriers and air travel in the region booms."
PITTSFIELD (Mass.): "A Berkshire Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of the owner of Bousquet Ski Area in a complicated legal [battle] that involved two other parties in a proposed sale of the 78_year_old Pittsfield ski slope in 2007."