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Apr
23

Brown Gaines LLC successfully resolves claim

Brown Gaines LLC successfully resolves claim against the government for failure to increase wages pursuant to the relevant wage determination and Service Contract Act at the exercise of the contract option year. Decision issued by the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 2014.

Mar
25

On Implementing Washington, D.C.’s Earned Sick Days Law

By Associated Press, Published: January 27

NEW YORK — Shaky economies and currencies in emerging markets are fueling a global sell-off in stocks.Fearful investors on Monday pushed prices lower across Asia and Europe, though the drops weren’t as steep as last week. In the U.S. and in other rich countries, where economies are healthier, investors are also in retreat, but the selling is not as fierce.

Mar
25

Bribery trial opens for ex-New Orleans mayor

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By Associated Press, Published: January 27

NEW ORLEANS — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who faces charges that he accepted bribes and free trips among other things from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work.Nagin, a Democrat who was mayor when Hurricane Katrina stuck in 2005, served two terms before leaving office in 2010. He was living in a Dallas suburb when a federal grand jury indicted him a year ago.

Mar
25

Pistorius lawyers still negotiating settlement

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By Associated Press, Published: January 23

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — An out-of-court settlement following months of negotiations between Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers and representatives of the parents of his slain girlfriend could work against the Olympic athlete at his March murder trial, a legal expert said Thursday.The two sides have been in ongoing talks since about August, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp’s family told The Associated Press in email correspondence, and a settlement could involve Pistorius paying Steenkamp’s family in the region of $275,000, according to media reports.