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Even well-thought-out programs for new technology deployments can run afoul of organizational resistance, writes Longview Technologies CFO Dave Murray in our cover story on maximizing the use of technology.
All of the county's policies were reasonable, according to the 9th Circuit, and were necessary to ensure the department did not run afoul of the separation of church and state.
His bill would, among other things, increase fines for broadcasters who run afoul of indecency rules, expand the Federal Communications Commission's regulatory authority to cover "gratuitous violence," and, most radically, subject "basic" and "enhanced basic" cable and satellite programming to the same content rules broadcasters must follow.
Some companies have run afoul of native bands by conducting grassroots exploration in places considered sacred or part of Aboriginal traditional lands.
The new practice privilege will provide the CBA with increased opportunity to protect California consumers by letting them know who is practicing in California and provide them with an expedited method of bringing discipline against out-of-state CPAs who may run afoul of the law.
Aggressive tax incentive schemes often run afoul of this limitation.
Ben and his best friend Jilly attempt to discover a local connection, and in doing so run afoul of the owner of a "canned hunt" farm where hunters pay large fees to kill exotic trophy animals discarded by circuses and zoos.
A distribution of cash or property within two years of the transaction might run afoul of the disguised-sale rules, causing Bruce and/or Harrison to recognize gain on the transfer of the property as if they had sold it at the time of the transfer.
OTTAWA -- The Canadian bishops' conference plans an in-depth study into the church's relationship with Catholic politicians and others who run afoul of church teaching on issues like abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage.
Putting in place a widespread government ban could come too late and may also run afoul of international trade regulations, Bodner contended.