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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Landlord urges tenancy cheats to come clean during fraud amnesty
24dash (press release)February 1, 2012

Terry Bonner, KHT's Operational Director of Landlord Services, said: “Tenancy fraud takes away homes from those on waiting lists who desperately need them. “We want to appeal to those who are committing fraud to do the right thing now, rather than risk ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Roommate-matching site does not violate housing laws, court
ReutersFebruary 2, 2012

By Terry Baynes (Reuters) - A roommate-matching website that allows users to hunt for living partners based on gender and sexual orientation does not violate fair-housing laws that ban discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Footsteps: United States v. Milner
AmerisurvFebruary 4, 2012

This case also involved a dispute over Lummi Nation tidelands sold to private parties by the State of Washington. In this case, the court focused on specific language in the Treaty of Point Elliot and the executive order by President Grant that ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Low-income subsidized renters may have to pay higher rents
Bay Area IndymediaFebruary 14, 2012

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com ) If AHSSIA becomes federal law as currently being proposed, not only would it allow any or all of the nations PHA's to convert to the MTW operating system, but low-income tenants in federal subsidized ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Andy Cohen takes the stage with 'Celebrity' read
New York Daily NewsFebruary 8, 2012

The filing alleges water damage and mold contamination and also claims that Chelsea Dynasty won't turn over copies of an “emergency violation for asbestos removal” that the Department of Environmental Protection slapped on the building.more »

2nd wave of evictions is sweeping away Occupiers
Boston.comFebruary 7, 2012

(AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach) By David Sharp Associated Press / February 6, 2012 PORTLAND, Maine—A tent city that's among the longest-lived Occupy protest encampments is coming down as part of a new wave of eviction orders against demonstrators aligned ...more »

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