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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Higher rents for some - despite shared landlord
This is South WalesFebruary 1, 2012

A LEGAL deal means some tenants in Neath, Port Talbot and the Swansea Valley pay higher rents than their neighbours even though they share the same landlord. The quirk is down to an agreement made when NPT Homes took control of more than 9000 council ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Labor unions back W.Va. gay, lesbian protections from discrimination in ...
The RepublicFebruary 8, 2012

Efforts to protect gay and lesbian West Virginians from housing and workplace discrimination have gained two new champions. Both the United Mine Workers of America and the AFL-CIO have endorsed bills that would amend the state's Human Rights Act and ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Sandusky judge to consider out-of-county jury
CBS NewsFebruary 10, 2012

Dueling requests to modify the bail conditions Friday for former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky will pit neighbors' fears he's a danger to children against the defense claim the one-time assistant to Joe Paterno deserves to see his grandchildren.more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Jury rules against Pratts following lengthy civil trial
KC Community NewsFebruary 8, 2012

When Ernie Pratt took the stand, he said it was his initial intention to purchase the two buildings through MRP, but neither Morris nor Allegri were interested unless they could acquire a long-term lease from the potential tenant — Elizabeth Layton ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Lawsuit claiming mold caused illness to go forward
The Virginian-PilotFebruary 3, 2012

The boy is now behind in school and faces long-term medical treatment because of mold exposure, the complaint alleges. Constitutional claims outlined in the suit were dismissed a year ago by a federal judge. A jury trial on the remaining state law ...more »

Pennyville residents protest over Absa eviction
Mail & Guardian OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

Angry Pennyville residents staged a demonstration outside Absa buildings in Johannesburg on Wednesday, protesting against their eviction by the bank. Those living in the Absa-owned flats in the mixed housing complex in Soweto have been served with an ...more »


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