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2008-07-03 09:00:51

NEW YORK (AP) - The show will go on. The actors' union and Broadway theater producers reached a tentative agreement for a new contract Wednesday, averting the possibility of a strike such as the one that shut down Broadway for almost three weeks in November. The new contract, which covers 39 months and expires in September 2011, would increase the compensation package for actors - including health benefits and pensions - by 11 1/4 percent. Actors' Equity Association and the Broadway...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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