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Bankruptcy judge rejects competing reorganization plans in Tribune Co. case
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

s plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection, along with a rival plan from dissident creditors. Judge Kevin Carey said in a 126-page ruling that he may appoint a trustee to help end the 3-year-old case if the media conglomerate cannot come up with an ...more »

Israel touts 'advanced legal structure' to fight terror
Jerusalem PostNovember 1, 2011

Terror financing, which relies heavily on legal funding sources, often uses funds raised by nonprofit groups and NGOS, including charities. Landes told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that the Counter-terrorism Bill, which the Justice Ministry's ...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 »

Mechanic's Liens
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Contractors seek millions in Ossining
Westfair OnlineNovember 4, 2011

Joseph P. Asselta, the Long Island attorney representing the general contractor in the lawsuit, and Richard M. Racanelli, the company principal in charge of the Ossining project, did not return calls for comment. “We're extremely proud of our Atria on ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Dolan Co. 3rd-quarter net income drops as foreclosure business continues to ...
The RepublicNovember 2, 2011

s third-quarter net income declined 66 percent as its foreclosure Business continued to slow. The company, which provides services to law and real estate offices, also lowered its full-year guidance on Wednesday, citing its quarterly performance. ...more »

Mortgage unit fuels Ally 3Q loss
The Detroit NewsNovember 3, 2011

Detroit-based lender Ally Financial Inc. swung to a $210 million loss in the third quarter, on the impact of losses in its mortgage unit. The company, which received a $17.2 billion bailout, is 74 percent owned by the Treasury Department. ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Latham & Watkins Announces New Partners, Counsel
Main JusticeNovember 7, 2011

She received a JD from New York University School of Law in 2001. William Reckler is a litigator whose practice focuses on white collar defense and investigations, and securities litigation. He has notable expertise in conducting internal ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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UK-Belfast: architectural services for buildings
The Construction IndexNovember 8, 2011

ID=84159 Provision of professional construction design, project management, quantity survering and CDM services. Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 220 000 ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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New law will let Cubans buy and sell real estate for first time in half-century
Washington PostNovember 4, 2011

The government has also allowed citizens to go into business for themselves in a number of approved jobs — everything from party clowns to food vendors and accountants — and permitted them to rent out rooms and cars. While Castro has stressed that ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Hundreds gather in Palm Beach County to support a wage theft ordinance
Palm Beach PostNovember 8, 2011

"Wage theft is rampant in construction, where subcontractors simply take money from contractors and don't pay their workers," said Adina Heart, a spokesperson for the group. "People who work in restaurants, hotels and people in jobs as nannies or maids ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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The Art of Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements
Physicians News DigestNovember 7, 2011

By Lucia Francesca Bruno, JD, LLM, MBA The proverbial statement, “You only get one bite at the apple” couldn't be truer than when negotiating a Physician Employment Agreement. Whether you're the head of a medical practice inviting an experienced ...more »

Eminent Domain
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The Playbook For Tuesday Night
Majority In MississippiNovember 4, 2011

Two of the initiatives have a base of opposition, including the governor on eminent domain, but nothing has formalized. At the end of the day, voter ID and eminent domain will easily pass. The third initiative, the Personhood amendment, ...more »

Title Litigation
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Goodwin Procter Selected for 19 Top Tier National Practice Rankings in US News ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Goodwin was ranked in 71 metropolitan practice categories overall in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, DC The firm was honored for excellence in Corporate Governance, FDA Law, Public Finance, ...more »

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Bob Williams: Free markets and the housing crisis
Record-SearchlightNovember 7, 2011

Today another 11 million homes are underwater with a large proportion at risk of foreclosure. Republicans in Congress have made clear they will not pass legislation to help deal with the problem. President Barack Obama hopes to bypass Republican ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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New flood maps will put more properties in flood zones
Milford MirrorNovember 7, 2011

Harrigan said the city would use the new flood maps for planning purposes, including revisions to the zoning regulations to insure that homes are built higher and better to make sure they are protected against floods. Emergency services can use the new ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Qantas dispute no reason for rushed IR reform
ABC OnlineNovember 1, 2011

When one smooths out the volatility, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) figures show industrial disputes have declined steadily and significantly since limited protected industrial action was introduced in 1993. ...more »


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