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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 »

Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...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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Feds: Bank discriminated against disabled EC man
Leader-TelegramFebruary 29, 2012

An Eau Claire man is one of three borrowers behind charges the US Department of Housing and Urban Development filed Monday against Bank of America alleging discrimination against homebuyers with disabilities. The Eau Claire man, whose identity was not ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Occupy Portland claims victory with partial reopening of parks
KATUFebruary 6, 2012

“Being able to be around the neighborhoods, or centrally being able to interact with our neighbors, talk about the issues and try to find communal solutions to the things we're trying to change is critical,” said Kip Silverman.more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Town Hall meeting at Bragg reveals that two registered sex offenders reside on ...
Patch.comFebruary 9, 2012

Besides representatives of the tenant organizations on Fort Bragg, members from Family Readiness Groups and community residents posed questions and concerns during the open forum. Updates and a report from the Womack representative included that there ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Funds fall short for buying out flood-prone homes | The Republic
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

But Porta had only filed three flood damage claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The agency's Severe Repetitive Loss Program requires four before it will consider buying a home. “A FEMA representative told me, 'I don't have you on the ...more »

Govt backs evictions
NewsDayFebruary 7, 2012

The government yesterday threw its weight behind Allied Timbers, which evicted 2 000 suspected Zanu PF supporters last week to rid its timber plantations in Chimanimani of illegal settlers. Acting provincial administrator Cosmas Chiringa said the ...more »


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