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Felon arrested for gun possession
Daily Mail - CharlestonNovember 1, 2011

A criminal history check showed McClain had a prior felony conviction in Florida that made it illegal for him to possess any kind of firearm, Stover said. McClain was charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. ...more »

Suntech CEO Appointed First Chief Chairman of Asian Photovoltaic Industry...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the US Private Securities ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Barnes, Alford, Stork & Johnson, LLP Attorney Alan J. Reyner Selected as ...
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

Alan J. Reyner has been selected by Greater Columbia Business Monthly as a Midlands Legal Elite in the tax law category. Mr. Reyner's selection was published in the magazine's October 2011 issue. A reception was held at Saluda River Club's Chickawa ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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ALL STAR POOL PLASTERING, INC. v. CLAWSON
Leagle.comNovember 23, 2011

Defendant and appellant Brad Clawson challenges the judgment entered against him and in favor of plaintiff and respondent All Star Pool Plastering, Inc. (Subcontractor) in its action to foreclose on a mechanic's lien recorded against Clawson's property ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Real Estate Lawyer Closes Office Temporarily; Bank Asks Court to Decide Who ...
ABA JournalNovember 2, 2011

A well-known Georgia real estate lawyer has temporarily closed his Columbus office, amidst an audit, and a local bank has asked a Muscogee County court to determine who should get the nearly $473000 in his attorney trust account, ...more »

With Rivals On Sidelines, Radian Expects Big Jump In Sales
Wall Street JournalNovember 1, 2011

Ibrahim said the company had added nearly 300 new customers this year, including credit unions, community banks and independent mortgage lenders. Mortgage insurance reimburses lenders when homeowners can't pay their mortgages.more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Spectra Energy Partners Reports Strong Third Quarter 2011 Results Over Prior Year
SYS-CON Media (press release)November 4, 2011

Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is a Houston-based master limited partnership, formed by Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), that owns interests in natural gas transportation and storage assets in the United States, including more than 3200 miles ...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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Reznick Group Appoints Five New Principals
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

Rick Suid, CPA -- Atlanta Office Suid has 14 years of experience with a concentration on serving the audit and business advisory needs of clients in the real estate industry. His clients include residential and commercial real estate developers, ...more »

Construction Litigation
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A family's simple plea: Can this fugitive be found? Across the border beyond ...
Chicago TribuneNovember 3, 2011

Jorge Coronel has not been definitively sighted near his central Mexican birthplace, and US and Mexican law enforcement officials apparently stopped hunting him years ago. Salvador Frutis, an agent with the Michoacan state attorney general's office in ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Positive reform: from covenants to land obligations
Lexology (registration)November 12, 2011

While restrictive covenants usually (provided that they meet certain requirements) bind successors in title, positive covenants do not. The Law Commission recently published a report on easements, covenants and profits à prendre. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Pipeline special session reviews two new bills
KHAS-TVNovember 2, 2011

LB 1 adopts the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act and changes eminent domain provisions. The bill will be heard on Monday in the Natural Resources Committee. During day two of the session, two more bills - one by Senator Bill Avery of Lincoln, ...more »

Title Litigation
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Koster campaign profits as lawyer vying for state business
STLtoday.comNovember 6, 2011

... to pursue a contingency case is typically made by state attorneys general — some of whom, like Koster, accept campaign contributions from law firms seeking a piece of the settlement, a relationship that has generated criticism from business groups ...more »

Foreclosure
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Protestors Shut Down Bank of America in Richmond next to El Cerrito
Patch.comNovember 14, 2011

Taylor estimated that there are 15 foreclosed and abandoned properties within a two-block radius of where she lives in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood. She said the houses become a magnet for crime, that drug dealers break in and deal drugs out ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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One Person Will Be Left Without A Spot In "Odd-Man-Out" Election
Patch.comNovember 4, 2011

The only contested race is for Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), the board that is charged with granting exceptions to and variances from the town's zoning regulations. There are three seats and four people running. The candidates are Sally Geisler, ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Ener1 Announces Changes to Senior Management Team to Aid in Continued Business ...
PR Newswire (press release)November 7, 2011

In addition to his role as chairman of the board of HickoryTech, Mr. Parker served in senior financial positions for industrial companies, including as CFO of Neenah Industries, PaperWorks Industries, Forest Resources and Appleton Papers. ...more »

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