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ACCC sets out its five priorities for 2012
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

ACCC Chairman Rod Simms outlined the regulator's priorities for 2012 last week, and launched its updated Compliance and Enforcement Policy. The changes in Australian Consumer Law , described by Mr Sims as "profound", offer more regulatory options to ...more »

Judge to rule on 'practical farmer' law
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

"We're in the business of bottling water. It is what it is. It's food management." The constitution, however, conflicts with the 1911 law in terms of who should be eligible to take part in an election, Helmick's lawyer, Alex Macia said.more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Q & A
New York TimesMarch 1, 2012

When a Landlord Seeks to Sell a Unit Q I have a 12-month lease that ends on Sept. 9. But there is a clause that states that if the landlord wants to sell the unit, he or she has the right to end the lease by giving 30 days' notice to the tenant, ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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HUD accuses Bank of America of discrimination
Legal News LineMarch 1, 2012

It is illegal, according the federal Fair Housing Act, to discriminate against individuals with disabilities in the terms and conditions of a loan. This includes using different application or qualification criteria. This same law makes it illegal to ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Fed Up, New Orleans Looks To Shake Murder City Title
WAPT JacksonMarch 1, 2012

Meanwhile, a neighborhood youth center breaks down barriers with pizza and basketball. Getting to the youth seems integral to any solution. Of the 26 slayings in January, more than half the victims hadn't seen their 30th birthdays.more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Lawmakers gird for renewed debate on lead poisoning
Baltimore SunMarch 7, 2012

The decline in lead poisoning cases is credited to a 1994 state law requiring landlords with pre-1950 rental housing to take care of peeling, flaking or chipping paint and have each unit inspected before a new tenant with children moves in.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Letter: Good moves by city
The State Journal-RegisterMarch 2, 2012

... actual insurance policy/coverage, receives payment for this coverage and pays the claims. State Farm, Country Companies and Springfield's own Horace Mann are insurance companies. The library's north branch was closed because the building had mold.more »

National conference to demand moratorium on foreclosures
Workers WorldMarch 5, 2012

By Mike Shane A national conference devoted to the fight to stop foreclosures and evictions is set to take place in Detroit on Saturday, March 31. The conference, initiated by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility ...more »

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