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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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The dancers, who masterfully perform the sometimes frenetic choreography, always deliver charged dramatic performances.
Set in Philadelphia in 1957, the story masterfully captures the voice of the young heroine.
In detail, too, the architect's skill is clear to see, with ambitious junctions masterfully executed, maintaining the practice's now relatively unfashionable interest in the integration of product, component and building design.
Kat and Mouse are believable characters and their social troubles are masterfully captured.
As Grossman demonstrates masterfully, both the piety and the rebellion were indicative of Jewish women's self-awareness and confidence during a short lived window of female empowerment.
Five rivers are masterfully navigated to explore the contemporary and crossover jazz sounds everyone likes.
In this volume Thomas Grisso, steering away from offering a comprehensive set of standards or strategies, masterfully integrates a prodigious array of material from a virtual encyclopedic command of the substantive issues, knowledge, and facts relating to three sociolegal contexts.
There's a lot for SpongeBob to get down about, but he loves his job, makes us laugh, inspires any number of also-rans, and plays the straight man masterfully. Rather like Richard Prince.
Masterfully directed by Doug Hughes, four of the actors play double roles, each superbly.
Talbot has researched his subject masterfully, combining primary and secondary sources with great skill.
Thank God for fearless, moral men like Karl Rove, who masterfully fueled fears to defend us from millions of those evil gays.
The Swift & Terrible Beauty of Air (Shoemaker & Hoard, $26) a masterfully inventive biography of air, Joe Sherman weaves between geology and history, myth and science, to retrace our understanding of life's most precious gas.