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Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
eNews Park ForestNovember 1, 2011

Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Rockford man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. The defendant, Shane Mathew Berry, 39, admitted to making a false statement in documents he signed under penalty of perjury in his 2007 bankruptcy ...more »

New law would revamp Illinois School Report Cards
Chicago TribuneNovember 1, 2011

Organizers held more than 60 focus groups statewide, said Robin Steans, executive director of the nonpartisan education policy group Advance Illinois and the co-chair of the committee that oversaw the redesign project. "If we do our job right," Steans ...more »

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Building Codes
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Fort Myers Real Estate Attorney Amanda Barritt Appointed Public Relations ...
PR.com (press release)November 16, 2011

Barritt concentrates her practice in real estate law and, more specifically, in the areas of residential and commercial condominium and property associations, real estate transactions, easements, contract preparation, and real estate development. ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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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 »

Commercial Real Estate
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New Law to benefit home buyers
Invest In IndiaNovember 14, 2011

A Real Estate Regulatory Authority will also be established under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2011, whose draft was made public by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja here. Once the law comes ...more »

4M homeowners eligible for foreclosure review
The Associated PressNovember 1, 2011

About 2.4 million primary mortgages were in foreclosure at the end of last year. Another 2 million were 90 days or more past due, putting them at serious risk of foreclosure. The other lenders and service providers cited by the agencies include: Ally ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Cimatron Users Benefit from Partnership With Iscar
Sacramento BeeNovember 3, 2011

By Cimatron Ltd Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT), has announced a partnership with leading cutting tool producer Iscar in offering the Iscar Tool Advisor (ITA) application within the CimatronE CAD/CAM solution. "This new development offers ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Subsidies for renewable energy plans are plentiful
San Luis Obispo TribuneNovember 12, 2011

Under a state law passed to encourage the construction of more solar projects, NRG will not have to pay property taxes to San Luis Obispo County on its solar panels, saving it an estimated $14 million a year. Assisted by another state law, ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Real estate lawyer asking $2.M for Brentwood 4BD
BlockshopperNovember 4, 2011

Mr. Mayer is a lawyer at Baer & Troff, LLP, a corporate and real estate law firm, and the founder of The Mayer Group, a real estate consulting firm. His practice focuses on real estate and commercial litigation and real estate and business transactions ...more »

Construction Litigation
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'Armenia 3500' program – 3500 ways to violate int'l law
Trend News AgencyNovember 4, 2011

This is natural, when the two warring parties interpret the principles of international law and statements of international institutions in own way. However, there are egregious cases, in which no one should have doubt in the wrong of the Armenian side ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Jason D'Cruz Elected Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Citybizlist (press release)November 1, 2011

The annual installation of Fellows will take place in Seattle on November 5 during the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Section's CLE Conference. Mr. D'Cruz practices in the areas of employment law, executive compensation and restrictive covenant...more »

Eminent Domain
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Life at fertilization initiative concerns Miss. governor
USA TodayNovember 3, 2011

Reiterating past stances, Barbour said Wednesday that he will vote for voter ID and against the eminent domain initiative. Both could have been addressed by the Legislature, he said. The debate over personhood has grown in recent weeks, with opponents ...more »

Title Litigation
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Decertification would put 2011-12 NBA season in serious jeopardy
CNNNovember 4, 2011

Such a maneuver would likely be followed by the filing of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the league and it would make the cancellation of the 2011-12 NBA more probable. Decertification would mean that NBA players formally remove the capacity ...more »

Foreclosure
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Kentucky AG Jack Conway will oppose bank liability limits [The Arena]
Louisville.comNovember 3, 2011

Asked Monday to clarify and update comments Attorney General Jack Conway has made about earlier drafts of the settlement, Assistant Deputy Attorney General and Communications Director Allison Gardner Martin provided Louisville.com with the following ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Myrtle Beach, Horry County plan joint session with legislative delegation
Myrtle Beach Sun NewsNovember 1, 2011

The city has more stringent zoning codes, Means said. “People build things under the county's zoning regulations, then they turn around and apply to annex into the city,” she said. “It causes all kinds of problems for us, like traffic issues that we ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Reits could revive Irish investment market
Irish TimesNovember 30, 2011

ONE OF THE important commitments in the Fine Gael election manifesto was the promise to introduce a Reits regime in Ireland. Hopefully, such legislation will be announced in the budget. But what is a Reit? A Reit is a property rental company which is ...more »

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