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Latinos Call for Immigration Reform, Not Record Deportations
Inter Press ServiceNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov 1, 2011 (IPS) - In his campaign, President Barack Obama promised to make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority – a pledge mainly directed at Latino voters. But in his nearly three years in office, ...more »

Closing arguments wrap in Spokane police case
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 1, 2011

Federal prosecutors said a police officer used his badge as a license to brutally beat a citizen who posed no threat, but his lawyer countered in closing arguments Monday that the force veteran was only responding to a perceived threat as his training ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Debts of Defunct Law Firms Haunt Partners in Next Job
Wall Street JournalNovember 7, 2011

Unlike many other businesses, law firms usually don't have big inventories, costly equipment or sizable chunks of real estate to sell off. "The most valuable assets of a law firm go home every night," says Mr. Rubin. Howrey bankruptcy trustee Allan ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Retired judges in labour judiciary
Business Recorder (blog)November 9, 2011

It is also argued that if a young sitting judge of the high court is appointed as a member of the Labour Appellate Tribunal under the Industrial Relations Law, he will not only work hard with dedication, but would also ensure that his future promotion ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Former Arden General Counsel Joins Elkins Kalt
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

Swartz's practice includes all facets of real estate transactions (including acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing), commercial contracts, dispute resolution and risk management. "I have worked with David since our days together at Arden ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Campton Hills man accused of damaging house from which he is evicted
Chicago Daily HeraldNovember 7, 2011

They sought $108597 for payments, court costs, reimbursement for a $13836 mechanic's lien and $15000 for damage to a mechanical pool cover and attorney fees. In September, a judge agreed, and ordered Mazzara to move out by Oct. 15. ...more »

Mortgage-rate hike bearable: survey
Winnipeg Free PressNovember 10, 2011

OTTAWA -- The vast majority of Canadian homeowners are in position to withstand an increase in interest rates, but it may present difficulties for a "sizable minority," says Canada's mortgage lenders. The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Kenny Ling joins commercial law firm Watson Burton 4, 2011

COMMERCIAL law firm Watson Burton has taken on specialist construction and engineering solicitor Kenny Ling. He joins the firm's construction and engineering group from Burnetts' law firm in Carlisle, where he completed his ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Outcome Pending
Financial-Planning.comNovember 1, 2011

Family limited partnerships. One reason they have traditionally been formed is to take advantage of gift- and estate-tax discounts. Discounts, however, may soon be history, so clients seeking to leverage wealth transfers with these should act soon. ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Garten: Maybe someday our crowded courthouse will be replaced
Blue Springs ExaminerNovember 2, 2011

In fact, the inequality in caseload volume has gotten to the point that the Jackson County Circuit Court recently issued an administrative order that one in out of every five new domestic relations and civil cases filed in Independence will be randomly ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Co-op and Condo Boards in the Age of Transparency
CooperatorNovember 1, 2011

Under the BCL case law, that is, judges' interpretation of the law as determined by their ruling on cases brought before them in court, any shareholder is allowed to review the corporation's other books and records, so long as the inspection is sought ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Pennichuck Q3 Profit Up - Quick Facts
RTT NewsNovember 7, 2011

Excluding eminent domain and merger-related costs, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $99 thousand or $0.51 per share, compared with $159 thousand or $0.50 per share in the previous year quarter. Operating revenues for the quarter grew to $11.9 ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Mexico non-compete and trade secrets law: primer for U.S. in-house counsel
Lexology (registration)November 4, 2011

On paper, the restrictive covenant law in Mexico looks a bit like California, but on closer examination it may be easier for a company to achieve certain goals in Mexico. For US practitioners, Mexico offers an interesting example of just how different ...more »

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Review: 'Tower Heist' A Crime
KHBS-KHOG Northwest ArkansasNovember 4, 2011

There's the Russian sugar daddy with the young blonde on his arm, the old woman who lives alone with just her sweater-clad Yorkie to keep her company and a laid-off Merrill Lynch worker who is seriously depressed as he faces foreclosure on his ...more »

Title Litigation
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Jenner & Block Hires Partners From Hogan Lovells in Los Angeles
BusinessWeekNovember 10, 2011

“We expect them to fit right in with what they've been doing, which is high-octane commercial litigation,” Richmond said in a phone interview. Stephen Kay, Hogan Lovells's managing partner of its Los Angeles office, said in a phone interview that it's ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc ...
Marketwire (press release)November 21, 2011

RioCan is Canada's largest real estate investment trust with a total capitalization of approximately $11.9 billion as at September 30, 2011. It owns and manages Canada's largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Clinton Briefs
Jackson Clarion LedgerNovember 3, 2011

"This was just an oversight when we updated the zoning regulations," Mayor Rosemary Aultman said. The revisions should be considered by the board at its Dec. 6 meeting, she said The Arts Council of Clinton on Saturday will roll back the clock for an ...more »


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