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Aug 12, 2013

Can’t we all just get along?

Have you ever experienced a needlessly difficult attorney? How did you handle it?

Sep 27, 2012

Regular refs to work Thursday’s Browns-Ravens game after agreement

NEW YORK — The NFL’s regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn’t have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans. After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration throughout the league — the NFL and the officials’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative eight-year agreement had been reached […]

Apr 9, 2012

Lawmakers bicker over blame for budget impasse

ANNAPOLIS — A leading Senate budget negotiator expressed frustration Monday that House conferees were not meeting senators halfway in last-minute budget talks. But the House speaker suggested the Senate had slowing up budget work by focusing so much on passing a bill to expand gambling in the state. House Speaker Michael Busch, D-Anne Arundel, said […]

Apr 4, 2012

Giant, Safeway workers approve new contract

Safeway and Giant Food workers in the Baltimore-Washington region have approved a new contract with wage increases. The United Food and Commercial Workers announced approval Tuesday of the agreement that also maintains key benefits and strengthens retirement security. The new contract increases health care coverage without additional co-pays. Local 27, which represents workers in central […[...]

Dec 7, 2011

Lock out the lawyers

This Christmas day, sports fans will welcome the beginning of an abbreviated National Basketball Association season. The season, much like the National Football League season, was saved from a lockout and protracted litigation — no thanks to some of the lawyers involved who stereotypically seemed only to get in the way of parties who were […]

May 30, 2011

Steven I. Platt: Negotiations can rise, fall on timing

“When is the right time to negotiate?” is a question being asked in every corner of the world. From our local communities to the world stage which provides the backdrop for diplomacy and battlefields, negotiation will determine not only the quality of our daily lives but also, in some cases, our continued existence. The quality […]

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