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  Battered Plaintiffs - injuries from hired guns and compliant courts, by Jean Lennane
The two main situations where hired guns are employed are in whistleblowing cases, when the employer wants to discredit and if possible get rid of the employee; and in Workers’ Compensation cases where the employee is claiming for a psychiatric injury, and the employer wants to avoid liability.
In this situation the employee is usually claiming for post-traumatic stress disorder, and the hired gun’s task is to show that he/she does not or could not have such a condition, despite in some cases the precipitating event having been extraordinarily traumatic by normal standards, e.g.
In these cases the hired gun, rather than bending over backwards to find symptoms of psychiatric illness where none exists as in whistleblowing cases, has to perform complicated mental gymnastics to show there is nothing wrong, however compelling the evidence that the plaintiff is genuinely ill.
www.uow.edu.au /arts/sts/bmartin/dissent/documents/Lennane_battered.html   (3595 words)

 Hired Guns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hired Guns is a computer role-playing game produced by DMA Design (distributed by Psygnosis) for the Amiga in 1993.
The game is set in the year 2712, in which the player controls four mercenaries selected from a pool of twelve.
However, for AP's first 30 issues or so, they had a thin strip on the back cover upon which they wrote a few lines on next month's issue, and included a very small screenshot of an upcoming game.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hired_Guns   (612 words)

 Hired Guns (Amiga) - rllmukforum.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hired Guns has a very distinct vibe to it- the game takes place on Graveyard, a derelict terraforming project orbiting a gas giant.
Guns are great, and Hired Guns successfully prostrates itself on the high altar of Boom.
Put simply, Hired Guns is a thing of beauty, a game that’s obviously had so much love, passion and – most importantly – intelligence poured into it that it’s still capable of sucking you into its world today.
www.rllmukforum.com /index.php?showtopic=23813   (1904 words)

 Hired Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hired Guns was made by DMA Design, with most of the work done by Scott Johnston, who has since left the team.
Hired Guns is quite a well-behaved game, and there should be no problems getting it to run on the emulator.
Hired Guns is a science-fiction action crpg, in which four characters go on an extermination mission to a planet in a remote solar system.
www.efd.lth.se /~f98ani/amiga/hiredguns   (3428 words)

 Hired Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The game is set in the future in which you control four mercenaries, controlled though separate windows in the playing screen.
Hiring technical people and being hired isn't necessarily easy, no matter what the economy is doing.
A few weeks ago at the "Hiring for an Agile Team" session, the group generated a number of behavior-description questions.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Hired_Guns.html   (530 words)

 Hired guns bolstering CIA effort on terror - The Boston Globe
Hired guns bolstering CIA effort on terror - The Boston Globe
William Carlson and Christopher Glenn Mueller were retired military commandos hired by the CIA as contractors to hunt Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters near Shkin, in eastern Afghanistan.
It appears they were hired by the CIA during the rapid growth of the agency's covert paramilitary force after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2003/11/27/hired_guns_bolstering_cia_effort_on_terror   (476 words)

 Telegraph | News | On patrol with Baghdad's hired guns
Behind is a blue 4 x 4 carrying three Fijians, all equipped with battered guns formerly issued to the Iraqi army.
Before the two cars - two so that no one is ever stranded by the side of the road in the event of a breakdown - had pulled out of the underground car park in their safe house, those inside had been instructed on the defensive formation to be assumed if something went wrong.
The company hired hundreds of former British Army Gurkhas to check the ID of everyone entering the buildings and to man the machinegun posts defending them.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/04/wirq104.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/04/ixnewstop.html   (1145 words)

 Hired Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The game is set in the 2712 in which the player controls four selected from a pool of twelve.
Based on the titles of his other books it looks like some of the chapters of this one were plucked right out of his other work.
He waits for this Contender to seek him out, but is instead confronted with Olsen, a fast-talking, brash hitman in his twenties who insists...
www.freeglossary.com /Hired_Guns   (313 words)

 Feature: Hired Guns for PC on Gamepro.com.
Hired Guns did acquire a cult following-there was even a disappointing conversion to the PC-but the game remained largely unknown in the U.S. at a time when Wolfenstein 3-D was heralded as the height of gaming technology.
We visited Devil's Thumb's Boulder, CO offices to look at the work-in-progress, and came away feeling that Hired Guns will be one of the most distinctive entries in the next generation of first-person shooters.
Enter the "Hired Guns," a merc group lead by a mysterious man named Kircher, a gruff Rastafarian with a shady past and a questionable future.
www.gamepro.com /computer/pc/games/features/1493.shtml   (853 words)

 Hired Guns Cartoons
Hired Guns cartoon 1 - catalog reference ksmn509
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 IGN: Hired Guns Preview
Whereas most shooters are pretty simple run and gun affairs, Hired Guns is a complex game of tactics and teammates, more along the lines of X-COM Alliance or System Shock 2 than a Quake or Unreal.
Minimum specs for Hired Guns are now listed as a P166 with 16 MB of RAM but the recommended specs are a PII 200 with 32 MB of RAM and a 3Dfx Glide card.
It was during this time that the Hired Guns, a crack team led by a man named Kircher appeared.
pc.ign.com /articles/130/130379p1.html   (1201 words)

 Hired Guns AGA - English Amiga Board
In the AGA version of Hired guns which hasn't been released the monsters have multiple sound effects instead of just one, as in the released version.
Typically in Hired Guns there are quite a few contemporary weapons, although they tend to be the least effective ones.
As far as I remember, Scott did the sound effects himself for Hired Guns which explains why he had extra sounds to be able to put them in the extra chip RAM.
eab.abime.net /showthread.php?t=11252   (697 words)

 THE HIRED GUNS - Workforce Agency for Marketing, Advertising, Interactive and Creative Talent
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Check out The Hired Guns' survival tips on succeeding in the free agent economy.
THE HIRED GUNS® is a registered trade mark owned by The Hired Guns Marketing Consulting Group, LLC.
www.thehiredguns.com /be/be_be.html   (184 words)

 PlanetPhillip » Hired Guns
Hired Guns is a futuristic, first-person 3D shooter set in a slick, neon-washed cyberpunk world.
Hired Guns features the acclaimed Unreal engine and supports cooperative multiplayer play via a LAN.
In this case, Hired Guns may have been work that was either simply tried to be ressurected by the company, or someone talked them into making it.
www.planetphillip.com /posts/hired-guns   (501 words)

 sharky extreme - games - hired guns first glimpse
However, the plot then thickens as you the hired, then decide to turn upon your employers.
We don't know but Pysgonsis certainly seems to think so with their Unreal engine (complete with colored lighting et.al) based Hired Guns (a remake of the 1993 Amiga game).
In addition, Hired Guns attempts something slightly different in terms of multiplayer.
www.sharkyextreme.com /games/devils_hiredguns_g   (269 words)

 CNN In-Depth Specials - Israel Elections 1999 - U.S. 'hired guns' leave their mark on Israeli politics
Garth -- adviser to U.S. presidential candidate John Anderson and former New York Mayor Ed Koch -- won the battle of the "hired guns," as they were called, when Begin was re-elected.
For his 1996 campaign, Benjamin Netanyahu hired U.S. election guru Arthur Finkelstein to help him defeat Peres (sound bite: "Peres will divide Jerusalem") and has retained him since at $4,000 a month.
This year's Labor Party candidate, Ehud Barak, has hired not one, but three Americans: Democratic consultant Bob Shrum, Clinton pollster Stanley Greenberg and former Clinton strategist James Carville.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/1999/israeli.elections/stories/israel.us.sidebar   (327 words)

 Government Issue @ Hired Guns Productions
To parents, airsoft guns are not a toy.
At Hired Guns, we offer our clients authenticity.
Whether it's on screen or in the field, we specialize in making your impression of the Hired Gun look as authentic as possible.
www.governmentissue.biz   (320 words)

 Hired Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The idea of hiring temporary high-level IS executives may not be a new idea, but anecdotal evidence suggests that CIO hired guns are more in demand than ever.
Indeed, companies in many industries sometimes opt for a temporary CIO during an organizationwide restructuring, where the hired gun is perceived as a restructuring specialist, Blum says.
Companies will likely see CIO hired guns as viable alternatives as long as there are CIOs, but the late '90s may be remembered as the heyday of this phenomenon.
www.cio.com /archive/rc_hired_content.html   (3433 words)

 UGO.com Games - Mercenaries Operations Report - Top 11 Hired Guns
But the trio is certainly not the first set of mercenaries to capture the imaginations of genre fans.
They may kill and hunt, but they are paid muscle sent on badass missions, not for silly concepts like honor or for what's "right" or revenge...they do it all for the money.
UGO is proud to present the Top 11 Hired Guns in film, television, comics and video games.
www.ugo.com /channels/games/features/mercenaries/hiredguns.asp   (140 words)

 Hired Guns - The Center for Public Integrity
Hired Guns - The Center for Public Integrity
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2003 — Though federal laws are often considered more stringent than state laws, this is not the case with the federal lobby disclosure law.
The Center for Public Integrity survey shows that only three states—New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wyoming—have lobby disclosure rules that are as weak as or weaker than those applying to the hired guns registered to lobby Congress.
www.publicintegrity.org /hiredguns   (669 words)

 Barley, S.R. and Kunda, G.: Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy.
Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies tells the story of how the market for temporary professionals operates from the perspective of the contractors who do the work, the managers who employ them, the permanent employees who work beside them, and the staffing agencies who broker deals.
Based on a year of field work in three staffing agencies, life histories with over seventy contractors and studies of workers in some of America's best known firms, the book dismantles the myths of temporary employment and offers instead a grounded description of how contracting works.
Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies makes an invaluable contribution to the study of contemporary organizations and the transformation of work.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /titles/7847.html   (576 words)

 SG.hu - Hired Guns
A Psygnosis gondozásában nemsokára megjelenő Hired Guns valami sokkal eredetibbel akarja felhívni magára a figyelmet.
A Hired Guns fegyverarzenálja nagy választékban tartalmaz fegyvereket és felszereléseket.
Bearly hozzáfűzi, hogy a fejlesztőcsapatnak van egy sokat forgatott Jane`s Gun Recognition Guide-ja, amivel megérteti hogy az összes futurisztikus szuper-fegyvernek gyökerei vannak a ma működő technológiában.
www.sg.hu /cikk.php?cid=10098   (1340 words)

 Hired Guns (Second Review)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Title Hired Guns (Second Review) Publisher Psygnosis Developer Scott Johnston/DMA Design Game Type RPG Players 1-4 (simultaneous, real time) Compatibility All Demo: Aminet: game/demo/HiredGunsDemo.dms (706K) Submission Andy Davidson theworm@team17.com (Celebrity Reviewer) Review Hired Guns is one of the games I admire the most - and easily one of the best Amiga games of all-time.
Released back in 1993, Hired Guns was a Dungeon Master style RPG set in the future.
(And yes, the banana bombs in Worms are a tribute to Hired Guns...
www.angusm.demon.co.uk /AGDB/DBA1/HGuns2.html   (408 words)

 The Hired Guns of Aces High II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hired Guns Squadron of Aces High II is a WWII flight simulator virtual pilot squadron flying in the online simulator game Aces High II®.
If you think you have what it takes to be a Hired Gun of Aces High II, fill out an application for membership.
Beginning in the month of July 2006, members of the original Hired Guns from 1997, usher in a new chapter in Hired Guns History.
www.hiredguns-ah.com   (401 words)

 Star: South African hired guns flock to Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
More than 1 500 South Africans are believed to be in Iraq under contract to various private military companies.
And the number will grow as the hired guns increasingly fill the void left by departing American and British forces.
According to a United Nations report, South Africa is already among the top three suppliers of personnel for private military companies, along with the UK and the US.
www.thestar.co.za /index.php?fSectionId=129&fArticleId=340925   (517 words)

 Search: hired guns amiga
Guns is one of the games I admire the most - and easily one of the b...
Guns is quite a well-behaved game, and there should be no problems getting it to run...
Guns for Ami by Psygnosis Limited, Rockstar North Ltd., Visual Sciences Ltd..
www.dogpile.com /info.dogpl/search/web/hired%2Bguns%2Bamiga   (218 words)

 Hired Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
No pages containing all your search terms were found.
Your search - "Hired Guns" - did not match any documents.
Hired Guns is either too general, or is spelled incorrectly.
www.uigames.net /toys/Hired+Guns   (38 words)

 Hired Guns
Known to hit weak and poorly defended targets, the Raiders are widely feared.
Not satisfied to sit back and wait for the Raiders to attack, Medara's Outpost has hired a small group of mercenaries to eliminate the Raiders.
The Mercs have spread rumors of a lightly defended but packed series of warehouses and depots at the Outpost and now await an attack.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=swminis/article/hiredguns   (1014 words)

 CNNSI.com - Statitudes - Statitudes: The art of the 'hired gun' - Tuesday July 30, 2002 02:36 AM
Posted: Tuesday July 30, 2002 2:36 AM The A's are expecting large contributions from Ray Durham.
Bartolo Colon has flourished for the Expos, winning four of six starts with three complete games, but Cliff Floyd has yet to produce at the plate, hitting.204 with three RBIs.
Adding to the burden on these "hired guns" is the steep price teams pay for their services.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /statitudes/news/2002/07/29/hired_guns   (306 words)

 Hired Guns - What to do about military contractors run amok. By Phillip Carter
Hired Guns - What to do about military contractors run amok.
Short of convening a new Geneva Convention to rewrite the laws of war, there is no way to fix the ambiguous status of these hired guns.
And even if we could, it's doubtful that the international legal community would support legal protection for armed contractors conducting military operations.
www.sandline.com /hotlinks/MSN-Hired_guns.html   (1354 words)

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