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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

News in brief

NOVEMBER 10, 2010

PARIS: Ted Forstmann, the head of the management company that represents tennis star Roger Federer, is being sued for breach of contract by a man who claims that he "served as a conduit for hundreds of bets totaling millions of dollars that Forstmann placed on sporting events, including the 2007 French Open final, which Federer lost to Rafael Nadal."

CHICAGO: "A luxury car repair shop [has sued center Eddy Curry of the New York Knicks, claiming that he] racked up more than $73,000 in repair bills on vehicles including a Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, and Rolls-Royce Phantom. But several checks he issued to the shop were ‘returned by the bank for non-sufficient funds.’’’ Curry has a $60 million contract with the Knicks.

SAN BERNARDINO (Calif.): "Members of the largest union representing California state employees have ratified a new contract with the state."

PHNOM PENH: "Cambodian singer Pich Sophea has denied allegations by . . . the Khmer-Canadian Association that she violated the terms of a contract to perform a series of concerts in Canada."

SANTA ANA (Calif.): "The hearing for the Diocese of Orange/Mater Dei legal complaint against the [California Interscholastic Federation]-Southern Section will be Dec. 20 at the Central Justice Center, Orange County Superior Court. The complaint accuses the CIF-Southern Section of breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of fiduciary duties, and unfair business practices in its relationship with Mater Dei athletics."

LONDON: "Construction companies [in Britain] are approaching private sector customers of Rok plc, the failed building group, in a bid to snap up contracts before administrators sell off the business."

PORTLAND (Me.):  "A Navy proposal to award lucrative contracts for a new class of speedy warships to the builders of two competing versions could cut out Maine’s Bath Iron Works from future bidding, Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday."

WINDSOR (Ont.): An arbitrator has decided that Windsor Regional Hospital acted "unreasonably" in refusing to agree to wage increases for its workers, holding that the wage freeze announced by the Ontario government—relied on by the hospital as justification—was not legally binding and thus that the workers should get a 2 percent increase despite the province’s looming budget deficit.

FGS

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