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Why Contain Iran When Its Own Aims Will Do Just That?: Vali Nasr
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

Even while claiming nefarious outsiders are fomenting the unrest in Syria, they have begun to add veiled criticisms of the regime's brutal crackdown, an obvious means of pandering to the street. What's more, Iran's leaders perceive that it is the US ...more »

Court: School was Right to Ban "Islam is of the Devil" Shirts
Opposing ViewsNovember 1, 2011

... policy banning “clothing or accessories that ... denigrate or promote discrimination for or against an individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, race, religion, or gender” was constitutional. ...more »

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Building Codes
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New law will let Cubans buy and sell real estate
Chicago Sun-TimesNovember 3, 2011

Property exchanges and signs such as the one in the picture were already legal in Cuba. In addition, the government announced Thursday they will also allow real estate to be bought and sold for the first time since the early days of the revolution in ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Legal Eyes: Mario
NUG MagazineNovember 2, 2011

We all think of the law and lawyers when we think of the fight to legitimize the medical cannabis industry; but what about the money? What about the numbers? This is where Mario comes in. He may not wear a suit and tie, but he wears his passion for the ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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West LRT land costs may surpass $200M
Calgary HeraldNovember 7, 2011

Officials won't reveal what they hope to sell the land for, but the local head of one commercial real estate company said he believes it will be less than what was spent to acquire the property. "I'm not sure if they'll be able to get $30 million bucks ...more »

Michael Bloomberg: 'It Was Not The Banks That Created The Mortgage Crisis' [WATCH]
Huffington PostNovember 1, 2011

It was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis. It was, plain and simple, Congress who forced everybody to go and give mortgages to people who were on the cusp." Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who was also at the breakfast, took issue with ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results and Announces ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

TNCLP reported today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash distribution for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, of $3.96 per common limited partnership unit payable November 29, 2011, to holders of record as of November 14, 2011. ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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RDA terminates Kabwe, Kapiri roads rehab contract awared to a Chinese firm
Lusaka TimesNovember 10, 2011

However, Times investigations in Kabwe revealed that the law-enforcement agencies had recorded statements from several officials, including those from the construction company. Some sources said the agency terminated the contract last month after ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Analysis: With legal home, car sales, even cynics in Cuba believe changes here ...
Daily JournalNovember 4, 2011

"Certainly the real estate and the car laws are major changes but there will be a lot of people wondering how they follow up. There is no philosophy of 'To get rich is good,' which is the philosophy in China and Vietnam." Other reforms that were ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Prosecution in crisis
Korea TimesNovember 1, 2011

The Seoul Central District Court Monday acquitted ex-Prime Minister Han Myeong-suk of receiving illegal political funds from a construction company CEO. It was the second consecutive setback in 18 months to the prosecution's efforts to jail Han, ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
Waste Management WorldNovember 10, 2011

"People will not appreciate this important legal barrier being steamrollered by the council," he said. "Rather than trying to push aside the restrictive covenant, this should be a time for a lot of reflection on what this land was intended to be used ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Eminent domain lawyer listing 3BD in New Canaan
BlockshopperNovember 1, 2011

Mr. Fox is an attorney at the law firm of Curtis, Brinckerhoff & Barrett, PC His areas of practice include litigation, commercial and family law, tax appeals and eminent domain. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Fairfield University and a ...more »

Title Litigation
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Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC Welcomes Caroline Hollingsworth
Citybizlist (press release)November 1, 2011

The law firm of Heninger Garrison Davis is pleased to announce that Caroline Hollingsworth has joined the firm. Caroline's practice focuses on representing individuals in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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H&R Closes $100 Million Senior Unsecured Debenture Financing
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 3, 2011

Certain information in this news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements) including, among others, statements relating to the objectives of H&R REIT and H&R ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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New zoning rules in South Salt Lake
ABC 4November 3, 2011

The city council passed new zoning rules to do just that, but they are generating mixed feelings. People interested in opening a business like a pawn shop or tattoo parlor would all be affected. The council voted to limit the number of permits for ...more »

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