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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 »

Reportage: LEI's future in the balance
Insurance AgeNovember 1, 2011

... even when some of Jackson's proposals pass into law, forward-thinking companies will continue to thrive. Andrew Parker, head of strategic litigation at Beachcroft, says: “There has been so much focus on personal injury claims with ATE that this ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Dallas Intellectual Property Law Firm Adds Partner, Changes Name
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

His experience also includes Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he was Partner, and Occidental Chemical Corporation, where he served as Vice President and General Counsel. "Keith's experience in high-stakes commercial litigation is unparalleled," ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Keeping the 'Pig Out of the Parlor': Can NY Towns Restrict Fracking?
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)November 3, 2011

For nearly a century, zoning law in New York has given its citizens both a voice in the growth of their communities and the power to keep hazardous industrial activities out of areas where they could do the most harm. As the prospect of a new type of ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Ohio Real Estate Investment Group, Investment Realty Resources, Revamps Site
PR Web (press release)November 14, 2011

A news section was also recently incorporated; in it, readers are presented with fresh and timely news items about the world of commercial real estate investments, tax law, and financing. Given the proud descriptions of its multiple services, ...more »

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Chase and SunTrust Loans Move In Different ...
Best SyndicationNovember 6, 2011

(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates were generally higher today but some banks, including SunTrust, Bank of America, and Key Bank, bucked the trend and lowered them (see rate charts below). Despite the lower benchmarks Friday, some banks, ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Partner shift
The LawyerNovember 21, 2011

Section 4(4) of the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000 (LLPA) states: “A member of a limited liability partnership shall not be regarded for any purpose as employed by the limited liability partnership unless, if he and the other members were ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Granite Announces Third-Quarter 2011 Results
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)November 2, 2011

(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) today reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $36.5 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011 compared with $38.7 million, ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Security Concerns Limit Law Firms' Use of Cloud Computing, The American ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Respondents were all among the 200 largest US law firms. Full survey results are available from ALM Legal Intelligence at www.almlegalintelligence.com . ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and ...more »

Construction Litigation
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One of My Toughest Cases: Testing New Theories in a Port Dispute
My New OrleansNovember 1, 2011

He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, including construction; contract; banking; corporate and securities; anti-trust and unfair trade practices; trade secrets; oil and gas; energy and minerals; and legal malpractice. ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Honk If You Love Litigation
Health Care NewsNovember 16, 2011

Maureen Martin is The Heartland Institute's senior fellow for legal affairs and managing editor of... (read full bio) Charges against a Washington state woman for illegally honking her car horn have been dropped after the state supreme court ruled the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Justice Stevens on His 'Most Unpopular Opinion'
Wall Street JournalNovember 11, 2011

"But you can't explain the whole law of eminent domain to your bridge opponents." He particularly criticized the logic of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who wrote the 1984 opinion supporting eminent domain in Hawaii and then turned around to write a ...more »

Title Litigation
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Roundtable: Commercial Litigation 2011
Who's Who LegalNovember 8, 2011

This litigation usually involves issues affecting fundamental rights, which are entrenched in the Constitution. We have also seen a significant increase in litigation in relation to mining law issues. Changes in South African mining and prospecting ...more »

Foreclosure
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Florida courts go begging
The News-PressNovember 6, 2011

Financial vulnerability not only threatens the courts' ability to handle the regular caseload — the divorces, crime, foreclosures, property and business disputes, citizens' challenges to government authority — that sooner or later affect millions of ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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St. Petersburg City Hall says food truck rallies are okay after all
Tampabay.comNovember 2, 2011

Zoning regulations may have to change to allow food trucks to serve lunch or park curbside and sell gourmet fare, Lazzara said. Roadside vending is heavily regulated in St. Petersburg, with zoning rules that permit curbside food vendors on certain ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Hungary expected to produce 1-3 REITS in next two years
PropertyEUNovember 11, 2011

Hungary is the third country in CEE to introduce a REIT system. Bulgaria and Lithuania are the other two REIT countries in the region. Under the Hungarian legislation, a REIT has to be listed on the stock exchange. It would be exempt from corporate tax ...more »

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