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He pleaded not guilty to charges of violating the Massachusetts Clean Air Act for his alleged failure to file notices of asbestos removal with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, improper removal of asbestos-containing material and improper disposal of asbestos-containing materials, child endangerment (two counts), larceny of more than $250 by false pretenses (three counts), larceny of more than $250 of a victim over 60, larceny or less than $250 of a victim over 60, and larceny of more than $250.
In addition to these rules regarding various props that are used in the make-believe, the rules of the game also generate additional prescribed pretenses, based on the stipulated pretenses along with how things really are in the world outside of the game.
The policy had an exclusion under Section B for losses caused by false pretenses, which provided:
But if we concede that some pretenses are harmless or even helpful--that there might be something we could call the "white lies" of American history--then we should also acknowledge that other pretenses impede self-knowledge and jeopardize our national character.
Isaiah's vision undoes all that kind of pretense and reduces the priest to lying on the floor in the fetal position.
It is of little importance whether it was larceny, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, swindling or other wrongful deprivations of the property of another.
False pretense coverage under the ISO standard commercial auto policy endorsement CA 25 03 applies when the insured has a loss to a covered auto caused by two different actions: someone's causing the insured to part voluntarily with the covered auto by trick, scheme, or under false pretenses; or the insured's acquiring an auto from a seller who did not have legal title.
Grimmins 1998 is far less forthcoming, at one point even suggesting that "our access to certain modes of presentation comes from our capacities to participate in pretenses of just this kind" (26).
A major scandal was largely ignored and an election was held under false pretenses," Liebovich concludes.
The saga relates the heartbreak of keeping secrets, personal ambition as a result of destitution and denial, and the consequences of false pretenses.
What it boils down to is we published an article under false pretenses from the person who submitted it, for that we apologize.
The quilting tradition in America has produced a heritage of brilliant artistic accomplishment that is unencumbered with the pretenses of high art.