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Trade Me pushes for consumer law change 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...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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Analysis: Rights groups try to avoid US high court setback
ReutersMarch 2, 2012

In the part of their case that prompted national civil rights leaders to intervene, the landlords claimed the city was engaged in illegal housing discrimination because the tough enforcement ended up mostly hurting African Americans and other racial ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Walmart launches its 1st SD grocery store
U-T San DiegoMarch 1, 2012

Walmart would open its first local "Neighborhood Market" in this site. Handout from Walmart. • Small: About one-third the size of a typical 150000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter. • Infill: By using existing building space, stores can open in urban ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Gov. Scott Walker signs 19 bills into law
Wisconsin State JournalMarch 22, 2012

Walker signed the 19 bills into law Wednesday. The various pieces of legislation cover issues from highway liability laws to foreclosure rules. One law changes the state's landlord and tenant guidelines by allowing landlords to immediately dispose of ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Hagens Berman: Portico Decking Customers File Lawsuit, Claim Deck Mold Policy ...
African Business Review (press release)March 20, 2012

The plaintiffs claim that contrary to the claims made by Fiberon, Portico decking has a defect that results in extensive molding, mildew and other fungal growth that discolors the deck. They also claim they sought to have their deck repaired or ...more »

12/03/2012Squatting wave pushes for improved Spanish housing policy
Expatica SpainMarch 12, 2012

Since 2007, there have been more than 350000 evictions as a result of unpaid mortgages. Many of these have left entire families without homes. This is despite the fact that there are six million empty homes across Spain, most of them owned by banks.more »


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