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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 »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against HCA ...
Bradenton HeraldNovember 1, 2011

Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement and Prospectus failed to disclose that: (a) the Company improperly accounted for its prior business combinations in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Real estate: forget the cheats, even the small print is a killer
FirstpostNovember 14, 2011

The proposed act has hit roadblocks, with stiff resistance by real estate developer and promoters. Since this is a proposed new law, and, therefore, will take discussions and time to table and pass, the Maharashttra government has found a shortcut ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Glory to God granted reprieve in foreclosure proceedings
The Desert SunNovember 1, 2011

Hopp said foreclosure was not part of the settlement, according to court records. The church's pastor, Randy Brodhagen, and the church's attorney, Richard Hufstader, could not be immediately reached for comment. Hopp also denied a motion by Orr ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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DLA Piper picks Blake Dawson's Koltai as partner
The AustralianNovember 3, 2011

DLA's real estate group has more than 550 lawyers globally and has been named the Global Real Estate Law Firm of the Year for six consecutive years, up till 2010, by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Koltai's appointment follows that of ...more »

Allied Home Mortgage sued for lending fraud
ReutersNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors sued Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp and two top executives for at least $2.5 billion, accusing the company of fraudulently misleading the government into believing its risky loans ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Ex-Links chief Angel to be charged with integrating an emerging global legal...
Legal WeekNovember 4, 2011

The fact that Angel's title bridges both partnerships is a crucial distinction from that of his UK-based senior partner predecessor, Janet Legrand, whose mandate was limited to the international LLP. Marking the first time that the firm has appointed a ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Dalian Wal-Mart: Default for ten years
China DailyNovember 2, 2011

It is reported that after a year of taking over the superstore, the branch had applied to the International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission to terminate the contract with Wanguo, claiming the latter couldn't meet Wal-Mart's construction...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Dozen real estate loans at center of FDIC's $127M suit in Mutual Bank failure
Chicago TribuneNovember 1, 2011

But the bulk of what the FDIC is seeking to recover is the more than $115 million in losses on 12 real estate loans. The FDIC alleges that in June 2007, Mutual lent $1.7 million to Lite View Unlimited LLC to refinance a Travelodge in Louisville, Ky. ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Adds Nine New Attorneys from Houston Law Firm
PR Web (press release)November 1, 2011

Mr. Lyman has tried over 250 cases to verdict since he began practicing law in 1972. He has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more than thirty years. He has an AV (“Preeminent”) peer review ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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EU Proposes Overhaul to Audit Rules
Wall Street JournalNovember 30, 2011

Edward Nusbaum, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton International Ltd., said he is "encouraged by the banning of restrictive covenants that artificially limit the choice of auditor, and that proposals for shared audits have been retained in the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Keystone XL Pipeline Relies on Eminent Domain for Success
Triple PunditNovember 7, 2011

One big reason that may help build opposition to the Keystone construction is eminent domain. The fight against the Keystone XL pipeline has been mostly an environmental fight, but quite frankly, not everyone is an environmentalist and may not resonate ...more »

Title Litigation
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Fracking opponents push for new legal remedies
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 4, 2011

"The way things are structured right now, the only recourse a landowner has is to sue," said Deborah Goldberg, an attorney with Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law firm. "And every time there is pollution, the industry claims it's not ...more »

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Margin Call crunches financial crisis into tense 24-hour drama
Vancouver CourierNovember 16, 2011

Foreclosure signs still litter the North American landscape, fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, whose ripples are still being felt. With everyone from busboy to CEO being affected, it makes the topic of what went wrong popular fodder for films, ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Promenade moves to zoning board
phillyBurbs.comNovember 2, 2011

The site owner, 200 North Sycamore Street LP, is requesting several variances from the Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance as part of the revised plans for a mixed-use complex made of retail and about two dozen apartments. The Promenade is one of three ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Labour suppliers should not be employers
Free Malaysia TodayNovember 1, 2011

The availability of short-term employment contracts is another reason why there is no need to legalise triangular or other employment relationships in Malaysia through the creation of the 'contractor for labour'. To fight for decent wages and rights, ...more »


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