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Utility Proposal Would Increase Legacy Costs for California CCAs
RTO InsiderMay 1, 2017

The proposal — filed jointly by Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric — calls for the California Public Utilities Commission to adopt a new approach to apportioning the utilities' costs for energy contracts ...more »

US Expats FACE FATCA Tax Filing Dilemma
iExpats.comMay 1, 2017

American expats fear a crackdown by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if they fail to declare their offshore cash and investments under the controversial FATCA laws. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was backed by former President ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Sheriff's Log: May 17, 2017
Port Townsend LeaderMay 17, 2017

The sheriff's office received a report at 10:52 a.m., May 14 that a landlord had rammed a tenant's residence with a tractor and knocked down a trellis in the area of Second Street near South Discovery Road. The reporting person also said the landlord ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Report highlights discrimination in housing practices
Louisiana WeeklyMay 1, 2017

When former North Shore resident Denise Thornton decided to look for a new place to live near New Orleans, she figured it wouldn't be too hard. She had a budget in mind, and was ready to downsize as her daughter Bethany prepared to leave for college.more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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High Point residents' frustration boils over with stormwater system
myfox8.comMay 10, 2017

As for disputes between neighbors, when it comes to maintaining the stormwater path between properties, Berrier says there isn't much the city can do. "The city really doesn't have the jurisdiction to go in and tell that person that they have to do ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Proposed changes to leasing regime under Civil Code
Lexology (registration)May 19, 2017

The approval of Decree Law 29/96/M and Decree Law 55/98/M – which aim to regulate internal voluntary arbitration and commercial arbitration – reflect the need for a legal regime of arbitration in order to reduce pressure on the courts and provide ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Better than Facebook? Nextdoor Broke the Social Network Mold
NewsFactor NetworkMay 7, 2017

Today it claims to have more than 137,000 -- which it says amounts to roughly 70% of America's neighborhoods. And now the company is making forays into Europe, via recent launches in the Netherlands and the UK. That incremental approach to expansion ...more »

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