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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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In "Kenya and Amir" Major masterfully navigates the reader through the varied and sometimes complex components of the emotions which have the power to bring us together and sometimes tear us apart in a romance that is both breathtaking and magical.
While telling the specialist reader little that is new, Levey masterfully weaves a variety of Florentine written sources (records of the Pratica, diarists, chroniclers, writers, and historians) with his keen insights on the key artistic monuments of the city to produce an intimate commentary on the intricacies of the way in which personality, power, and just plain fate combined to create the look of the Renaissance.
The Rose Art Museum exhibition - not quite a full retrospective but nevertheless a compelling account of the evolution of Marioni's art over almost thirty years - was masterfully chosen and mounted by Belz, who also contributed an acute and moving essay to the catalogue.
Still, the performance, conducted masterfully by the San Francisco Opera's music director, Donald Runnicles, is staggering throughout, with a notable contribution by baritone Robert Orth in the title role.
Certainly much of the new work, including Daly, Genik's Mar Vista Addition (p72) and Guthrie + Buresh's WorkHouse, masterfully appropriates these new industrial products for residential cladding, both exploiting Southern California's abundant sunlight as a pragmatic working tool as well as the idea of light as a sculptural tool.
It's composed of 13 songs masterfully interpreted by solo artists, duos or trios joining to perform the best of the best: "Los Hombres Tienen La Culpa", by Gilberto Santa Rosa & Don Omar, "Che Che Cole" by Tego CalderE[thorn]n & VE ctor Manuelle, "Dos Jueyes" by Zion and Domingo QuiEones, "Perdona Viejo" by Papo Rosario of the legendary Gran Combo and his son Aniel Rosario; "Claro de Luna" by Voltio, and "Los Gorditos" by Tito Nieves, Pedro Brull y John Eric, just to mention a few.
Masterfully crafted interiors feature an open kitchen design with Richard Meier selected top-of-the-line Sub-Zero, Gaggenau and Miele appliances seamlessly integrated into the millwork.
Then again, you could turn a blind eye to the subtext and simply appreciate ``Cache'' as a masterfully crafted whodunit, though this reading may prove frustrating as Haneke offers as many questions as he does answers.
The vast array of characters, many who reveal painful and disturbing pasts, is portrayed masterfully by reader Fields, who can do any accent, any gender, any time.
Orihara's role in Errand Into the Maze, Prosperi's in Deep Song, and Katherine Crockett's in Lamentation were all masterfully interpreted.
In masterfully lucid language her anger is laid bare.
Special emphasis is placed on Milan and Naples, with Abulafia's introduction masterfully organizing the details of the Italian peninsula's political convulsions after the 1454 Peace of Lodi, during Ferrante's contested Neapolitan succession and reign (1458-94).