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sever

To separate, as when the mineral interests are severed from the surface rights in real property.

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is to find potentially unlawful provisions severable.
In 2009, the GAO provided its opinion to Congress on a novel issue with regard to 2410a: in light of the statute's one year limitation, may an agency use multiple-year or no-year funds to secure severable services contract for periods of performance exceeding one year?
No longer differentiating between severable and non-severable improvements--which may be difficult in practice--may in addition reduce compliance costs, especially for less sophisticated licensees such as SMEs.
The court explained that Blankfeld and other cases invalidating arbitration agreements based on similar limitations on damages did not contain severance language, or the court determined that the "offending" provisions were not severable.
Thus, a promise in a noncompete agreement should be enforceable by and large when public policy issues are not in conflict and where the agreement is in severable terms.
1998) (holding that payment provisions of contract for housing prisoners was not severable from the rest of the contract).
111) By explicitly finding that the legislature did not intend to create a severable statutory scheme, the I.
An unfortunate consequence of these tribal arrangements is that these stovepiped capabilities, with their associated command and control, may be severable from the commander of Air Force forces (COMAFFOR) and plugged anywhere into a joint force.
The court concluded that these provisions were invalid and severable from the agreement--and that they conflicted with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which provide for class actions.
Frederick's contention that a "dual purpose" communication is completely unprivileged may not apply if the taxpayer can show that the communication is severable, in whole or in part, between its privileged and non-privileged subject matters.
The referee certainly did not have full charge of the game and made severable questionable decisions.
According to Bar records, in the second case, the court held a law that included a rule repeal unconstitutional, and found the rule repeal was not severable from the rest of the bill.