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Complicated development rule changes in Houston await voteSlovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State TendersFamily keeps vigil for John Massas, construction worker who fell to death from ...Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it allEx-partner in Big Law blogs it allRidgefield looks for affordable housing moratoriumWomen's fund will result in more debt than development, say criticsFamily Dollar to build distribution center in UtahDAN THOMASSON: Only given in health care debate is dramaLaw to help divorced Indian women avoid financial ruinBorough of Pitman V. Monroe Savings Bank, SLA: New case law to protect NJ ...New jail, northern county development dominate Oconee town hall meetingPotential for development of wind energy in Thamrait: OPWPLawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their servicesLawyer offers advice on opening individual businesses in China

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House Passes Anti-Kelo Eminent Domain Bill
NJ TODAYMarch 1, 2012

The bill, labeled the Private Property Rights Protection Act (HR 1443), also bars the federal government from using eminent domain for economic development purposes and gives private property owners the right to take legal action if provisions of the ...more »

New York City Construction Injury Lawyer Applauds Work Site Safety Improvements
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

New York City construction injury lawyer David Resnick today applauded recently released statistics showing a decrease in NYC construction accidents last year. In a news release, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office attributed the falling construction ...more »

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Complicated development rule changes in Houston await vote
Houston ChronicleMarch 31, 2012

The planned construction of a 21-story tower in a single-family home neighborhood near Rice University has become a flashpoint for those who have become wary of what they consider intrusive development in residential areas.more »

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders
Global Voices OnlineMarch 31, 2012

Not so uncommon were contracts covered by commercial secrecy laws, with subsequent unofficial adjustments that included higher prices. That's why the outgoing government had introduced new, stricter rules. For example, any state-related contract ...more »

Family keeps vigil for John Massas, construction worker who fell to death from ...
New York Daily NewsMarch 31, 2012

The veteran construction worker plunged 140 feet to his death after a Friday morning mishap with his safety harness. Massas left behind a wife and three kids. “We're waiting, but there's no news yet,” said his mother-in-law, Carmen Gonzalez.more »

Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it all
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2012

He would be regarded as an anachronism in today's large law firm, often colloquially called "Big Law," where lawyers come and go like free agents in professional sports. The revolving door, he said, is a reflection of the prevailing business model that ...more »

Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it all
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2012

"I was surprised that a guy with all his talent as a trial lawyer would suddenly become a commentator on the business of law," said Fred Bartlit, a former Kirkland partner best known for guiding George W. Bush's legal effort in Florida's disputed ...more »

Ridgefield looks for affordable housing moratorium
Danbury News TimesMarch 31, 2012

A 12-unit housing development has been porposed for the corner of Gilbert and New streets in Ridgefield. Photo: Michael Duffy / CT What is affordable housing? The common definition of an affordable home is one where the resident uses no more than 30 ...more »

Women's fund will result in more debt than development, say critics
Bangkok PostMarch 31, 2012

Once it becomes authorised by law it can be closely examined and overseen by parliament as well as by independent agencies," said Mr Sakhon. "Managing 7.7 billion baht without clearly stating the sources, spending methods and regulatory methods really ...more »

Family Dollar to build distribution center in Utah
MyrtleBeachOnline.comMarch 31, 2012

It also will create hundreds of jobs during its one-year construction period. "This is better than good news. This is great news," said Scott Hirschi, director of the Washington County Economic Development Council. "Jobs have taken a hit over the last ...more »

DAN THOMASSON: Only given in health care debate is drama
San Angelo Standard TimesMarch 31, 2012

Another aspect of this case will be just how much the famously isolated court responds to public opinion. It would seem terribly difficult to ignore the political passion of the matter, highlighted by years of debate, and by demonstrations outside the ...more »

Law to help divorced Indian women avoid financial ruin
The NationalMarch 31, 2012

Now divorced, she has little to show for her nearly three decades of marriage. Under India's divorce laws, women like Mrs Ghosh risk financial ruin if they end their marriage. Three years ago, Mrs Ghosh, now 56, divorced her husband, an engineer who ...more »

Borough of Pitman V. Monroe Savings Bank, SLA: New case law to protect NJ ...
JD Supra (press release)March 31, 2012

A bank or any other entity acquiring a commercial property through foreclosure is not a "subsequent owner or one who succeeds to control over the premises" under the Code and therefore is not liable for outstanding fire code penalties assessed against ...more »

New jail, northern county development dominate Oconee town hall meeting
Anderson Independent MailMarch 31, 2012

SALEM — A lot of options are still on the table regarding construction of a new detention center for Oconee County, officials said. One option is for the county to buy out the Walhalla residents who object to construction of a jail on the originally ...more »

Potential for development of wind energy in Thamrait: OPWP
Oman Daily ObserverMarch 31, 2012

By Conrad Prabhu - MUSCAT — Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), which is mandated under the sector law to procure all new electricity generation and related water desalination capacity, is exploring the potential for wind farm development...more »

Lawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their services
Daily NationMarch 31, 2012

Lawyers Chrysostom Akhaabi (right) and Peter Manda addressing journalists on 30 march 2012. The lawyers have taken issue with a high court ruling that the lifts the ban on advertising by law practitioners. Photo/LABAN WALLOGA By PAUL OGEMBA ...more »

Lawyer offers advice on opening individual businesses in China
Focus Taiwan News ChannelMarch 31, 2012

According to Chiang Chih-chun, a lawyer who also advises Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation on commercial law issues, the newly introduced measure allows Taiwanese to set up a business in China more easily since the operation does not have to be in ...more »

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