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The Court did not determine NCR’s share of the overall liability or how NCR’s liability relates to the liability of other liable or potentially liable parties at the Site. If NCR were to be found liable for any costs with respect to the Kalamazoo River, it would have claims against Appleton Papers Inc. (now known as Appvion, Inc.) and B.A.T Industries p.l.c. under a 1998 cost sharing agreement and associated arbitration award and judgment. NCR respectfully disagrees with the Courts conclusion. NCR believes that the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, in Appleton Papers Inc. v. George A. Whiting Paper Co., No. 08-C-16 (E.D. Wis.), properly concluded that sales of CCP broke were sales of a useful product and not an arrangement to dispose of a hazardous material under CERCLA.
United States District Court Awards KBR $465 Million in Arbitration against PEP
The Articles of Confederation failed for a number of reasons. Among those reasonswere,the inability ofthe national government to tax, regulate interstate and foreign commerce, and provide for central leadership. One major event that signaled the failings of the Articles was Shays Rebellion,an armed uprisingthat took place in Massachusettsin 1786 and 1787.Daniel Shay, a Revolutionary War veteran and Massachusetts farmer was being forced into foreclosure on his farm as the state raised taxes and interest rates to cover its war debt. Shay and fellow protesters shut down county courts to stop the judicial hearings for tax and debt collection.The governments inability to deal with the issues leading up to the rebellion signaled a break down in order and signaled that a new structure was needed. The countrywas becomingungovernable. Today, 226 years laterAmericans faceyetanother threatened shutdown of the governmentbut this time theres a difference. Shays Rebellion was an uprising led by a small band of citizens against the established order, the government. Today, the anticipated shutdown is being led by a small band of elected officials who are more focused on their narrow political ideology than operating in the best interest of the American people.They are also willing to misrepresent the facts and lie totheAmerican people to make their case.Congress unwillingness to work with the Executive Branch and its inability to pass legislation is a clear indication that once again, the country is becoming ungovernable. Conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill linking the continued funding of the government to the unrelated defunding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the posterboy for the conservative opposition to the ACA. He has called the ACAa glitch-riddled healthcare takeover that is killing jobs, wages, and health-care benefits all across the nation.Its not a takeover of health-care; its a change to health insurance which provides greater access to care for the previously uninsured.Why are Republicans opposed toexpanding healthcare to more Americansand willing to shut down the government in order to prevent it?
Markets open in 9 hrs 18 mins United States District Court Awards KBR $465 Million in Arbitration against PEP Press Release: KBR Thu, Sep 26, 2013 4:51 PM EDT +0.0300 HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KBR ( KBR ) announced today that the United States District Court Southern District of New York has entered a judgment for $465 million confirming the International Chamber of Commerces arbitration award against Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP), a subsidiary of Pemex, the Mexican national oil company. This judgment consistsof approximately $355 million for the original judgment plus interest and approximately $106 million for performance bonds plus interest. The amount of the value added tax has yet to be determined. PEP has 30 days to post security for the entire amount. “This is not just a win for KBR but a win for all international companies doing business with Mexico, Pemex and PEP,” said Andrew Farley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. “While KBR has been seeking the rightful payment for its outstanding contract fees from PEP since 1997, Pemex and PEP have benefited from KBR’s work. It is now important that Pemex and PEP fulfill their legal obligations and pay the full amount of the arbitration award to ensure companies will see Mexico as a reliable investment option.” Full transcript of Judge Hellersteins final judgment is available on KBRs website ( http://bit.ly/1asyIq5 ). KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com . Contact:
Smiling Iranian president makes direct offer of ‘peace and friendship’ to the United States in his first English message since election
However, Rouhani claimed that he had full autonomy on conducting negotiations with the West and that he was operating with the full backing of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. ‘The supreme leader of Iran has said that should negotiations be necessary for the national interest of the country, he is in fact not opposed to it,’ said Rouhani to Amanpour. And in a revealing segment, he seemed to concede that the Holocaust did indeed occur, which is in stark contrast to his Ahmadinejad, who has in the past spoken of his desire to ‘destroy’ the state of Israel. ‘I have said before that I am not a historian, and that when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust it is the historians that should reflect on it,’ Rouhani told Amanpour. ‘But in general I can tell you that any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis committed towards the Jews, as well as non-Jewish people, was reprehensible and condemnable as far as we are concerned.’ Message to the World: Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 Earlier in the day President Obama cautiously embraced overtures from Iran’s new president as the basis for a possible nuclear deal, but a failed effort to arrange a simple handshake between the two leaders underscored entrenched distrust that will be hard to overcome. In a speech to the United Nations, Obama said he was determined to test President Hassan Rouhani’s recent diplomatic gestures and challenged him to take concrete steps toward resolving Iran’s long-running nuclear dispute with the West. Hours later, Rouhani used his debut at the world body to pledge Iran’s willingness to engage immediately in ‘time-bound’ talks on the nuclear issue but he offered no new concessions and repeated many of Iran’s grievances against the United States, and Washington’s key Middle East ally, Israel. A senior U.S. official said the difficulty in arranging the handshake had been on the Iranian side. ‘We indicated that the two leaders could have had a discussion on the margins if the opportunity presented itself,’ the official said. ‘The Iranians got back to us.