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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

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Dangerous Premises
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The Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment - A Bang or a Whimper
JD Supra (press release)February 3, 2012

Almost all commercial leases in the United States include a covenant of quiet enjoyment. At its simplest level, the protection afforded by the covenant to a tenant is straightforward: a landlord must not interfere with a tenant's use and enjoyment of ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Human Rights Commission seeks award nominees
Lincoln Journal StarFebruary 8, 2012

The Fair Housing Award recognizes outstanding achievements in improving housing opportunities, including a demonstrated commitment to fair housing activities and the use of new and creative measures to fight housing discrimination, prejudice and the ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Smaller 'stans fret at Russia's dominance
Asia Times OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

In April 2010, Russia imposed duties at an initial US$200-plus per ton on all oil exports to countries that were not part of the Customs Union (Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus); over two years, the duties gradually increased to $406 per ton (as of ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Housing board tells tenant to find a job or leave apartment
Aspen TimesFebruary 2, 2012

Board Chairwoman Kristin Sabel and member Ron Erickson were in the majority, voting to uphold the letter of housing authority rules that require tenants to hold a job within the county of 1500 hours or more per year, which works out to about 29 hours a ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Vent cleaning company makes false claims
Kansas CWFebruary 3, 2012

Then the word no homeowner wants to hear—mold. Salesman: “I'm not going to tell you that it's true yet, but I'm going to go check it after we get done talking.” But without checking, by just looking at the vents, the man claimed to have found ...more »

BC-US--Occupy Maine, 5th Ld-Writethru,116
WGMEFebruary 6, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A tent city in Maine that is among the longest-lived of the Occupy movement is being dismantled as part of a new round of evictions. Demonstrators removed several communal tents over the weekend in Portland and the city extended ...more »


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