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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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Klempner and Sendijarevic have done a masterly job of developing an authoritative and readable text on a material that is an essential component of product performance.
For renewing one's appreciation, audiences can thank Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie, whose mastery of Handel's masterly oratorio was evident from the first bars of the overture.
In Sight and Sound magazine, Tony Rayns wrote this about Memories of Murder, a multileveled picture that captures the social ills of the 1980s: "The most brilliant aspect of this highly achieved film (even better than the performances, the production design and the masterly blending of drama, horror and black humour) is the play with points of view.
BRIAN LITTLE has already proved himself a masterly manager at Tranmere Rovers.
From her personal confusion comes a masterly meditation on humanity and its potential for good as well as evil.
A wonderfully compact string response to Lloyd's masterly shaping of transitions made the score's elemental stirrings all the more telling, pastel woodwind were delicate and evocative, and the important trombone solos were impressively delivered by Les Whitehouse.
Giuseppe Mazzotta in his intellectually suggestive and masterly introduction--in which he traces and places, among other things, Freccero's scholarship within the framework and tradition of American Dantism and especially his Augustinian approach--speaks of this book as being organized in "conceptual clusters" (13).
His response to me is a masterly summary of an entire emergent field in the area of New Testament studies, and we are all indebted to him for creating the section on "Psychology and Bible" at the meetings of the SBL.
Fish is everything that Lukacs is not: a charter member of the deconstructionist club; an arch-priest of sophistical equivocation; a denier of literary paradigms, principles, moral truths, and intellectual foundations; a masterly spinner of deceptions, artifices, skepticisms--and confusions.
THE ghastly Government spin doctor Jo Moore, who saw the twin towers tragedy as a good cover to slip out some bad news, was subjected to one of the most masterly and crushing rebukes I have ever heard.
In A brief history of time, Hawking gives a masterly survey of the main developments in cosmology.
It was to do with evading, as far as possible in the damning circumstances, the decisive question posed by Elizabeth Morrow in her masterly expose of the Richards saga in the November 1996 Christian Order: "Do the Catholic Bishops of England no longer believe the teachings of the Catholic Church?