Construction & Development. Legal news and articles for October 31 - 31, 2011

US government sues over South Carolina immigration lawGeneral Assembly President urges extending benefits of sustainable developmentJustice Department official expresses regret over not telling leaders about ...Polk hopes wave of development will build on Legoland's successDouglas Panzer Named to American University Law School's Advisory CouncilExperts: Quiet settlements not uncommonEdison Mission Group, Midwest Wind Energy and Nebraska Public Power District ...Construction could begin soon on 432-acre Kerala developmentSources: David Roger to step down Jan. 3Sandton under constructionNew York Court Says Sometimes Facebook Info Might Actually Be PrivateAn Energy In-House Lawyer Sails Into a Clean HarborReport: Two Lansing City Council candidates may have violated campaign finance lawStalled projects leave Miami with high-rise skeletonsEvans' Law Firm Had Ties to Convention Center Hotel Deal, After All

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The top divorce lawyer, her big name clients, and 'marked up' bills
Telegraph.co.ukOctober 1, 2011

He warned that the systems used by law firms to bill their clients are in urgent need of reform although did not comment directly on the disclosures about Lady Shackleton. “People seem to be largely intimidated and in awe of their lawyers and are ...more »

New Lawyers Enrolled
Modern GhanaOctober 1, 2011

Law is not only about litigation. 'We need lawyers in central and local government service, in regulatory institutions such as PURC, in investment and business such as mining, petroleum sectors, ICT, academia, politics and diplomacy,' she said. ...more »

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US government sues over South Carolina immigration law
AFPOctober 31, 2011

"The Constitution and federal law do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local immigration policies throughout the country," the department said in a statement. "South Carolina's law clearly conflicts with the policies and priorities ...more »

General Assembly President urges extending benefits of sustainable development
UN News CentreOctober 31, 2011

Mr. Al-Nasser also addressed the Assembly's sixth committee, which deals with deals with international legal matters, where he stressed that the rule of law is key to building prosperous and just societies, and strengthening the stability of the larger ...more »

Justice Department official expresses regret over not telling leaders about ...
Washington PostOctober 31, 2011

“As Wide Receiver makes its way to my office, it looks like ATF permitted guns to go to Mexico even though they had the legal authority and the ability” to intercept them. “Early this year you have an ATF leadership that adamantly and explicitly says ...more »

Polk hopes wave of development will build on Legoland's success
Orlando SentinelOctober 31, 2011

The desire to stay in front of any rush of construction has prompted Winter Haven to pursue development standards in what it now refers to as the "Cypress Gardens Boulevard Overlay District." The goal is to promote methodical, predictable growth in the ...more »

Douglas Panzer Named to American University Law School's Advisory Council
Citybizlist (press release)October 31, 2011

Doug Panzer's practice focuses on intellectual property law transactions and litigation related to computer software, e-commerce and the Internet. Doug advises his clients and helps them achieve their legal, business and technology goals with a ...more »

Experts: Quiet settlements not uncommon
PoliticoOctober 31, 2011

“People would be surprised as to how widespread sexual harassment still is in the workplace,” said Washington-based employment law attorney Camilla McKinney. Continue Reading Text Size - + reset POLITICO 44 Cain is denying that he sexually harassed two ...more »

Edison Mission Group, Midwest Wind Energy and Nebraska Public Power District ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 31, 2011

It is yet another example of how public power, private developers and the local community can work together to create a win-win situation for renewable energy and economic development despite the challenging economy." Construction of Broken Bow is ...more »

Construction could begin soon on 432-acre Kerala development
Royse City Herald BannerOctober 31, 2011

By JIM HARDIN Herald-Banner Staff Royse City — Construction of the first 38 houses in a 659-home, 432-acre development on the northern edge of Royse City could begin soon. Kerala Christian Adult Homes is owner and operator of the project, ...more »

Sources: David Roger to step down Jan. 3
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 31, 2011

Bogden is angry at Roger for allowing a deputy district attorney to rehash allegations in court that construction defects lawyer Nancy Quon was getting leaks from the US attorney's office in the federal investigation into corruption at homeowners ...more »

Sandton under construction
Moneyweb.co.zaOctober 31, 2011

This is just one of a number of developments mushrooming in the Sandton central business district. The Gautrain station is also set to house a mixed use development to be built on top of the existing structure. It's not yet known when construction is ...more »

New York Court Says Sometimes Facebook Info Might Actually Be Private
Above the LawOctober 31, 2011

On Thursday, a New York appeals court ruled that a company could not see the plaintiff's protected data, but not simply because it was private. Let's see what happened… Russell Patterson brought a personal injury lawsuit against Turner Construction...more »

An Energy In-House Lawyer Sails Into a Clean Harbor
Corporate CounselOctober 31, 2011

He also worked on mergers and acquisitions, including the divestiture of a power plant and the company's wind farm purchases. Musselman continued with M&A as vice president and general counsel at International Power America Inc., the North American arm ...more »

Report: Two Lansing City Council candidates may have violated campaign finance law
MLive.comOctober 31, 2011

Similarly, Martinez accepted a $100 contribution from the Sam Eyde Construction Company. “It was a totally human error. I totally own it,” Martinez told the Messenger. She said she returned the check on Friday, just to be safe. ...more »

Stalled projects leave Miami with high-rise skeletons
MiamiHerald.comOctober 31, 2011

A few of the ghosts of Miami's real estate boom still linger above the city as grayed, abandoned towers, frozen in mid-development poses. These concrete skeletons are mired in lengthy legal battles, abandoned by vanished developers ...more »

Evans' Law Firm Had Ties to Convention Center Hotel Deal, After All
Washington City Paper (blog)October 31, 2011

Critics of Evans started a website last year calling on him to file a written explanation for his recusals, as is generally required by city law when councilmembers have potential conflicts of interests. At issue was whether Marriott International Inc. ...more »

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