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(1) Employer-employee law is sometimes called master-servant law.(2) A person appointed by a court to perform a specific function, such as to sell real estate that is in dispute or to assist with evidentiary issues or other duties. (The practice is rare in federal court, but very common in some state courts.)

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Avionics master switch was found inoperative upon functional check.
Researchers at the Bristol University and the University of the West of England found they could block the master switch with new drugs and prevent formation of blood vessels and cancer growth.
The windows master switch got stuck sometimes and the changing to the new ones is not such a complex process," said Arijit Basu, general manager for sales at Honda Middle East.
Now another book in the same vein, Tim Wu's The Master Switch, presents a historical argument that the information industries are prone to cycles--actually, he calls it the Cycle--in which an initially wide-open industry gives way to a closed empire, until in time, the empire comes under attack, and the Cycle begins again.
amp;nbsp;They found a link between the KLF14 gene and the expression levels of multiple distant genes found in fat tissue, which means it acts as a master switch to control these genes.
The Master Switch complements its account of AT&T by tracing what the author sees as the parallel developments of radio, television, and the movies.
Since the invention of the telephone, every information technology has evolved along a similar trajectory, says Tim Wu, chairman of the media reform organization Free Press, in The Master Switch.
It was discovered that the gene, which also is present in humans, is likely to be a high-level master switch that tells the body whether to accumulate or burn fat.
The master switch for inflammation is the [nuclear transcription factor] NF-B, which is normally present in the cytoplasm with [inhibitory protein] IB kinase," said Dr.
There is no air conditioning or satellite navigation but standard kit does include a fire extinguisher, a roll cage and pre-wiring for a battery master switch that enables the driver to kill the power in an emergency.