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BIDDER, contracts. One who makes an offer to pay a certain price for an article which is for sale.
     2. The term is applied more particularly to a person who offers a price for goods or other property, while up for sale at an auction. The bidder is required to act in good faith, and any combination between him and others, to prevent a fair competition, would avoid the sale made to himself.
     3. But there is nothing illegal in two or more persons agreeing together to purchase a property at sheriff's sale, fixing a certain price which they are. willing to give, and appointing one of their number to be the bidder. 6 Watts & Serg. 122.
     4. Till the bid is accepted, the bidder may retract it. Vide articles, Auction and Bid; 3 John. Cas. 29 6 John. R. 194; 8 John. R. 444 1 Fonbl. Eq. b. 1, c. 4, Sec. 4, note (x).

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As disclosed in proxy materials previously filed by Morgans with the SEC, Bidder V had, on July 18, 2016, submitted an unsolicited, preliminary proposal for an acquisition of the common stock at USD 2.
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A governmental entity contacted by an individual or company that reasonably appears to be attempting to influence the procurement during the "black out" period must be disclosed and the contacted state agency must record the contact, obtaining the following specific information for each contact: name of the person and company, address, telephone number, place of principal employment, occupation, and whether the person making the contact was the bidder or a lobbyist retained by the bidder.
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