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Ex-Massey security director gets three years in UBB case
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

A former Massey Energy security director deserves to spend three years in prison for lying to investigators and trying to destroy documents, but should not be blamed for the worst coal-mining disaster in nearly 40 years, a federal judge concluded ...more »

Metro: Anti-Obama ad at Clarendon rail station is protected speech and will stay
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

wrote to Metro on Wednesday, asking that the ad be removed and calling it “an offensive advertisement disparaging the recent health law.” “This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Expert Q+A: green leases – part two
Lexology (registration)March 6, 2012

Q: Between Landlord and Tenant, which party is entitled to the benefit of any rebates, credits or other incentives that accrue because of new sustainability efforts? A: Tenants clearly reap the benefit of the savings to the operating expenses that ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Hearing Roommate Have Sex Caused Suicidal Depression: Lawsuit
ReutersMarch 5, 2012

Related Resources: Ex-Mass student sues college over roommate's sex(WBRZ) Fair Housing Rights and Housing Discrimination (FindLaw) Tyler Clementi's Roommate Indicted in Suicide (FindLaw Blotter)more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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One more hurdle in Afghanistan: Justice
Tucson CitizenMarch 7, 2012

Even so, if he or his neighbors have a legal matter, they prefer to go to the Taliban or tribal elders for a ruling. “The Taliban courts don't disturb people and tell them to wait for a long time before hearing a case, or demand bribes,” says Jan, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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New rent rules infringe tenants' privacy, says law firm
DutchNews.nlMarch 7, 2012

The law firm looked into the move on behalf of tenants' lobby group Woonbond, which is now urging people to complain to the privacy watchdog CPB. The problem stems from the cabinet's decision to allow landlords to put up the rent of high-income earners ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Mold case can go forward: appeals court
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 6, 2012

NEW YORK, March 6 (Reuters) - An appeals court on Tuesday clarified a 2008 ruling, finding that it did not bar individuals from pursuing claims that they developed illnesses from toxic mold. In a 3-2 decision, the Appellate Division, First Department, ...more »

Before Olympics It's Demolition Derby
ArchinectMarch 5, 2012

(Photo: Mauricio Lima for The New York Times) Brazilian government is evicting people and demolishing thousands of homes to stage the Olympics and the World Cup. “These events were supposed to celebrate Brazil's accomplishments, but the opposite is ...more »


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