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Arbitration at Arm's Length: Are US Firms Missing an Opportunity in Asia?
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Four years ago, Paul Mitchard QC's firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, put him in charge of building an international dispute resolution practice in Asia. After trying -- and failing -- to find a suitable lawyer to head up an ...more »

VFW to Pot Heads: Give us our name back
Peoria Journal Star (blog)February 1, 2012

Prosecutors say Hubbard had registered his group with the Illinois Attorney General's Office of Charitable Trusts and was a licensed fund-raiser. He would tell victims his group picked up where other veterans' groups left off. The perjury charge stems ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Landlord ordinance
St. George Daily SpectrumFebruary 1, 2012

It also would impose higher business license fees if the landlords don't participate in classes, conduct tenant background checks or report crimes. On the surface, the potential ordinance seems to make sense. Landlords should be accountable for their ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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NCLR Issues Reaction To HUD's New LGBT Friendly Rules
Lez Get RealFebruary 5, 2012

NCLR is proud to have worked closely with HUD on a series of policy changes that target and address housing discrimination against LGBT people. In 2010, HUD announced that it would require all grant-seekers applying for funds from HUD to comply with ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Syria's Neighbors Fear That Fighting Could Spread
New Hampshire Public RadioFebruary 16, 2012

By Kelly McEvers Now that the uprising in Syria has turned into a heavily armed conflict, many in the region are worried that the violence will spread beyond its territory. Syria borders Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and Israel, as well as Lebanon, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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FSA closes 'sale and rent back' market
The GuardianFebruary 3, 2012

Also called "sale and leaseback", the schemes allowed homeowners to sell their home to a company or individual but then lease it back and remain in the property as a tenant, usually on an assured shorthold tenancy lasting six to 12 months – after which ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Can some children simply 'grow out' of autism? One mother tells how her son's ...
Daily MailFebruary 21, 2012

New research by a prestigious American university claims that not only is this possible, it's also common. 'Some people say he (son Josh) has grown out of it (autism). But they have no idea of the hard work that has been involved,' said Renitha Tutin A ...more »

What Must Landlords Do to Evict Tenants?
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

I believe that the landlord/tenant laws for residential leases are pro-tenant. If the landlord's “ducks” are all in a row, then the landlord can get the eviction. If a duck falls out of line, then the landlord may have to start over.more »

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