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VOL. 122 | NO. 149 | Thursday, August 9, 2007

Net Magan, Others Sued for Breach of Contract

The parties involved in a $78 million real estate portfolio sale from 2005 now are going to court over what one group calls a breach of contract.

U of M Honors Memphis' Legal Giants

Many of them served in World War II, came home war heroes and then faced obstacles in the courtroom, such as practicing law during a time when most women and minorities did not have law licenses.

Harris Shelton's Lapides Takes Helm of Tenn. Municipal Attorneys Association

Barbara B. Lapides does not work in the legal department of one municipality. In her practice at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC, her work includes representing Millington, Piperton and Rossville. And that's what keeps her close to the pulse of municipal legal work.

Smart Represents Himself, Claims He's Broke

Forest Hill cemeteries and funeral homes owner Clayton Smart will act as his own attorney – at least for the time being.

Community Rallies to Fix Blind Mississippi Morris' Home

The roar of a buzzsaw outside intermittently drowns out his voice. Morris Cummings, the local blues harmonica player who performs under the name Blind Mississippi Morris, is describing a new song he's working on.

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EVENTS

Friends of Poplar-White Station Branch Library will present The Second Thursday Community Lecture Series today at 11:30 a.m. at 5094 Poplar Ave. Steve Mulroy, associate professor at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, will speak on "Workplace Harassment Liability and Free Speech." The event is free.

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Council's Decision To Audit Networx Could Hinder Sale

The sale of Memphis Networx to a Colorado telecom company for $11.5 million might not be a done deal. Even if it is, efforts are building to demand details of the deal. And the sale may come with a side agreement for a pound of political flesh.

Thompson Senate Campaign Manager Takes Over Likely Prez Effort

Bill Lacy, a former strategist for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and Republican National Committee, will run day-to-day operations of Thompson's committee to "test the waters" for a presidential run.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 83 363 9,932
MORTGAGES 91 378 11,692
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 14 53 1,687
BUILDING PERMITS 213 788 21,098
BANKRUPTCIES 50 213 6,650
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 125 3,564
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 139 4,122
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 91 2,270

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