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Houston Slammed For Clean Air Violations
Care2.com (blog)March 1, 2012

Thirty years of illegal pollution has led us to this. Thirty years is too long. This is the conclusion the Sierra Club acted upon when they brought suit against the EPA for failing to enforce the Clean Air Act in Texas. The EPA's determination of ...more »

Letters: Give people more information on health law
USA TODAYMarch 1, 2012

Enough ("Swing states poll: Health care law hurts Obama in 2012"). On Capitol Hill: Thousands protest the new health care policy on Nov. 5, 2009. On Capitol Hill: Thousands protest the new health care policy on Nov. 5, 2009.more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Jail for HMO landlord who couldn't afford to pay fine
Property118March 1, 2012

Buy to let landlord Abdul Hanif was jailed for allowing a tenant to live in a dangerous and dirty home that lacked hot water and heating. Hanif was jailed for a day by Reading magistrates when he told the court he could not afford to pay the £665 fine.more »

Housing Discrimination
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STRONG v. LYNCH
Leagle.comMarch 6, 2012

Jerome Strong appeals pro se from the district court's summary judgment in his employment action alleging race discrimination and harassment in violation of Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA").more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Coroner: Alcohol played role in fire victims' deaths
Citizens VoiceMarch 8, 2012

Those who knew the men said alcohol problems led to petty run-ins with the law, disputes with neighbors, and drunken stupors, which investigators believe contributed to their deaths. "I don't mind telling you alcohol played a role in their deaths," ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Fight prejudice
Hutchinson NewsMarch 9, 2012

She paid her rent; she was quiet, clean and respected the rules; long story short, an ideal tenant. My friend in fact was being discriminated against because she is a lesbian. Despite all her many positive attributes, her landlord had asked her to ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Online continuing education courses revamps how contractors renew licenses
Oregon Business News (press release)March 3, 2012

The new requirement stems from a rash of litigation and claims related to moisture-intrusion, mold and mildew problems mostly resulting from improperly installed siding, windows and doors. As a result, contractors' liability insurance became very ...more »

Victim or menace? Man, 89, fights city eviction
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMarch 3, 2012

“To hold that a municipality must provide notice other than by ordinary mail to persons it knows to be illiterate, or who it knows cannot read English, would place an unreasonable burden on the municipality,” the Appellate Division of State Supreme ...more »

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