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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

Ex-cop, four others guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

They also were partners in real-estate deals and their business relationship continued after Lewellen resigned in 2003. Prosecutors alleged they were partners in crime, too. But defense attorneys argued there wasn't any evidence implicating Lewellen in ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law News and Stories

Dangerous Premises
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Landlords Ordered to Revert to Last Year's Rates
AllAfrica.comFebruary 3, 2012

Minister Mutsekwa said it was criminal in terms of the relevant law for anyone to defy the directive. He said his office had been inundated with calls from tenants after landlords increased rentals without justification. "This has been despite my ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Housing law awareness urged
Bismarck TribuneFebruary 11, 2012

Housing discrimination can happen based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status, age, marital status or public assistance status. Fair housing complaints can either be filed with HUD or the North Dakota Department of ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Russia Stands in the Way of UN Call for Assad to Step Down
New York TimesFebruary 1, 2012

“The Syrian government failed to make any serious effort to cooperate with us,” Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, the prime minister of Qatar, told the Security Council about Arab League efforts to mediate the dispute.more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Hearing held on Charleroi landlord license
Monessen Valley IndependentFebruary 10, 2012

At that hearing, Gaudio, who said he has rented properties in the borough for about 15 years, told council that he evicted two of the tenants who were causing the problems and repairs had been made to the building. The landlord said 19 tenants would be ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Homeowner's insurance: Are you covered?
WJXT JacksonvilleFebruary 6, 2012

Get specific: Find out what your policy says about storm, water, mold, wind and flood coverage. In the past 10 years, companies have increasingly changed the language about these specific items. Ask about adding specific endorsements if your agent or ...more »

Evictions tarnish Azerbaijan's Eurovision glitz
Al-ArabiyaFebruary 1, 2012

Natalia Alibekova, another pensioner still holding out against eviction from the condemned block, said she expected to be thrown out any day now when the demolition crew moves in. “I will have memories of my home whenever Eurovision takes place,” she ...more »

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