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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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Once you have found people interested in joining your mastermind, get together.
Former President Corazon Aquino has always maintained that Marcos was the mastermind in the killing of her husband.
Mastermind was first screened 36 years ago and is famed for its black leather chair positioned under a spotlight.
And our contest, based on the popular BBC quiz show Mastermind, will see one lucky Midland student walk away with the top prize of pounds 2,500 to go towards their university fees.
Although there is a superficial resemblance to a "focusing" strategy (Bruner, Goodnow, & Austin, 1956), or on a Vary Only One Thing At a Time (or VOTAT) strategy (Vollmeyer, Burns, & Holyoak, 1996), Mastermind strategy is actually more complicated than either of the aforementioned approaches by virtue of the solver's dual goals of paring the search space while producing an outcome from which a deductively valid inference can be made.
The transparency of the Criminal Mastermind's cell was considered when first constructed to be both a penal and an architectural triumph (several government offices have subsequently incorporated the high-tensile transparent materials developed for the cell into their designs to suggest greater openness).
But Mylroie claims to have discovered something that everyone else missed: the mastermind of the plot, a man generally known by one of his many aliases, "Ramzi Yousef," was an Iraqi intelligence agent who some time after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 assumed the identity of a Pakistani named Abdul Basit whose family lived there.
Ramzi Yousef (bottom left), the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is one of the primary linchpins connecting the WTC, OKC, and 9-11 attacks.
We once again meet Alex Cross, the homicide cop, making a sixth appearance in a Patterson bestseller, and also making his second attempt at catching the Mastermind.
It charges Mohammed Abbas, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Front, with "Masterminding" the entire operation, yet winks at masterminds Begin and Sharon in Lebanon and Iraq; mastermind Thatcher in the sinking of the Argentine ship General Belgrano; mastermind Botha from Cape Town to Lusaka; and mastermind Mitterrand in Auckland harbor.
While Bautista congratulated the Quezon City Police District for the arrest of four suspects in Beltran's murder, he said the QCPD should not stop until the mastermind is identified and arrested.
'If [the] Batocabe assasination case is handled well by the PNP [Philippine National Police,] and the real mastermind who allegedly is the Mayor of Daraga, is brought to justice, this may put an end to the recent political killings, most of which remain unresolved,' Ejercito said on Twitter.