Real Estate Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in November, 2011

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Impact of circle rates
Times of IndiaNovember 1, 2011

There are several reasons for this, like the stricter general power of attorney norms as well as higher stamp duty. The financier's profit margin is smaller in this scenario," added GP Tiwari (name changed), who invests in real estate. ...more »

WCBI Investigation results in arrest of McDonald's employee for theft
WGMD RadioNovember 1, 2011

A month-long investigation into an internal theft at the McDonald's on Racetrack Road in Berlin has resulted in the arrest of an employee. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations began investigating the theft in late December. ...more »

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Building Codes
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Woburn Lawyer Facing Real Estate Fraud Charges
Patch.comNovember 3, 2011

A North Andover man who practices law in Woburn has been charged with diverting mortgage loan funds from real estate closings and misappropriating those funds. Daniel S. Braese, 47, of North Andover, was arraigned in federal court in ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Fair Work laws need reviewing: Cameron
NinemsnNovember 1, 2011

Shock divorce VIDEO: Kim and Kris split after 72 days of marriage. Clean slate VIDEO: Skinhead has surgery to remove racist tattoos. Embarrassed VIDEO: Hackett reveals why cops were called to home. Daddy joy VIDEO: Surrogate mums give gay couple two ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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A 'perfect storm' for estate planning
InvestmentNewsNovember 6, 2011

The opportunity comes from the fact that Congress also unified the gift and estate tax laws, the result being that individuals can make a gift of up to $5 million during their lifetime — or at death — tax-free. Given that the estate tax rules have ...more »

National Australia Bank Cuts Mortgages Less Than RBA Move
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

2 (Bloomberg) -- National Australia Bank Ltd. reduced interest rates by less than the central bank trimmed benchmark borrowing costs, eroding a discount to rival lenders that it has used to boost its share of the mortgage market. ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Magellan Midstream Produces Record Quarterly Financial Results, Driven by ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

The partnership also generated record quarterly net income of $110.2 million for third quarter 2011 compared to $56.6 million for third quarter 2010. Net income per limited partner unit was 98 cents in third quarter 2011 versus 51 cents in the ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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PF reviewing marketing contracts
The Mountain PressNovember 1, 2011

It's a big distinction because the city isn't required by state law to get regular bids and opt for the cheapest offer on professional services as it is for things like road paving or travel planner printing. That the contracts are even getting a look ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Feds: Tierney's in-laws ran huge gambling ring
Boston HeraldNovember 2, 2011

Patrice Tierney, 60, is on supervised probation for helping another brother, Robert Eremian, 59 — the alleged fugitive mastermind behind the Antigua-based Internet gaming operation Sports Off Shore — falsify his tax returns. ...more »

Construction Litigation
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South Carolina Supreme Court Issues Roster of Cases for Hearing, November
Insurance News Net (press release)November 2, 2011

Robert L. Buchanan , Jr. and Adele J. Pope ("Appellants"), formerly personal representatives for The Estate of James Brown and trustees of The James Brown 2000 Irrevocable Trust , appeal from circuit court orders that (1) approved a settlement ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Town's pledge over war memorial future
Morpeth HeraldNovember 6, 2011

“It was 1929 when the subsequent Earl gave the park to the Borough of Morpeth and put a restrictive covenant on the park, which means you can't sell this or that, and the only way it can be changed is if the present Earl of Carlisle, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Pipeline critic sways ND lawmakers with plea to study property takings policy ...
The RepublicNovember 4, 2011

Earlier, the Legislature approved a study of the state's Eminent domain laws and how they affect pipeline construction. But the idea was dropped. Mathews asked the Legislative Management committee on Thursday to order the study. ...more »

Title Litigation
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doeLEGAL Adds Industry Leader to its Litigation Team
Benzinga (press release)November 3, 2011

doeK2 Discovery (K2) is an integrated, end-to-end litigation management and reporting solution for managing legal projects to mitigate risk and reduce e-Discovery costs. K2 gives corporate legal departments and law firms the ability to manage the ...more »

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American's Comfortably Numb on the Highway to Economic Collapse
The Market OracleNovember 27, 2011

As I observe the zombie like reactions of Americans to our catastrophic economic highway to collapse, the continued plundering and pillaging of the national treasury by criminal Wall Street bankers, non-enforcement of existing laws against those who ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Township Zoning Board Passes Parking Variance for Acme Site
Patch.comNovember 11, 2011

The variance allows developers of The Promenade to include less parking spaces than required by township rules. By Jesseka Kadylak The old Acme site on Sycamore Street in Newtown has been vacant for quite some time. Newtown Township's Zoning Hearing ...more »


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