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Colts hope to regain their confidence in three-game homestand
WSBT-TVNovember 1, 2011

Those are, and have been, the watch words for a highly successful Colts franchise over the years. Now, the same franchise is struggling along with an 0-8 record at the midway point of the season. The Colts are one of two NFL franchises still without a ...more »

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 »

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Building Codes
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HunterMaclean receives 21 'first tier' awards from U.S. News & World Report
Savannah Morning NewsNovember 1, 2011

In the survey, HunterMaclean was recognized with first-tier rankings in the following categories: commercial litigation, construction law, employee benefits (ERISA) law, employment law – management, environmental law, health care law, immigration law, ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Nigeria: The Dilemma of Ebonyi, Enugu Striking Workers
AllAfrica.comNovember 7, 2011

In his doctoral thesis on the "Status to the Right to Strike in Nigeria: A Perspective from International and Comparative Law", Mr. OVC Okere, says: "the right to strike is a keystone to modern industrial society who lacks that right can ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Salt Lake TribuneNovember 1, 2011

Telesphere, a Phoenix-based telecommunications and Internet services provider, has hired David Fowers as a cloud communications specialist. He will be responsible for the marketing and sales of Telesphere's cloud-based products to business customers ...more »

Fannie Mae Freddie Mac executives get big housing bonuses
PoliticoNovember 1, 2011

The Obama administration's efforts to fix the housing crisis may have fallen well short of helping millions of distressed mortgage holders, but they have led to seven-figure paydays for some top executives at troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and ...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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World Bank shows Estonia in bad light by mistake in Doing Business report
The Baltic CourseNovember 1, 2011

... Estonia's place in the list of rigidity of labour market was incorrect since the compilers neglected to notice that since summer 2009 there is a new labour contract law valid in Estonia that increased flexibility and the size of redundancy costs. ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Cuba legalizes buying and selling private real estate
USA TodayNovember 3, 2011

Even divorce hasn't necessarily meant separation in Cuba, where estranged couples have often been forced to live together for years while they worked out alternative housing. According to the Gazette, the new law will eliminate the need for approval ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Pelican Refinery asphalt manager pleads guilty
KATC Lafayette NewsNovember 1, 2011

Any person adversely impacted is encouraged to visit to learn more about the case and the Crime Victims' Rights Act or you may contact the Victim Witness Coordinator for the US Attorney's Office for the ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Alberta Court of Appeal Affirms and Clarifies the Law of Restrictive Covenants...
BlakesNovember 4, 2011

Kelcher, the Alberta Court of Appeal affirmed and clarified several aspects of the law concerning the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment relationships. The majority of the court held that: A restrictive covenant that goes beyond what ...more »

Eminent Domain
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LAW: Lawyers rated in magazine survey
Press-EnterpriseNovember 9, 2011

Reid & Hellyer in Riverside, for one, earned top tier status for eight practice areas including commercial litigation, personal injury litigation (representing defendents), eminent domain, real estate and labor litigation as well as corporate, ...more »

Title Litigation
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South Carolina: 16 Countries Seek to Join Suit
New York TimesNovember 9, 2011

Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico and other countries filed papers Tuesday, asking to join the litigation in Charleston. The law would require law officers who make a traffic stop to call federal immigration officials if they suspect that ...more »

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Hesperia to begin rehabbing foreclosed, abandoned homes
Hesperia StarNovember 1, 2011

Foreclosures hurt more than just the families that lose their homes: Whole neighborhoods can be affected, with a drop in property values and a spike in crime. During the waning days of his administration, Pres. George W. Bush signed the Housing and ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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County Commission amends subdivision regulations, zoning
El Dorado TimesNovember 2, 2011

At their Tuesday meeting, the Butler County Commissioners discussed then approved several changes to the county's zoning and subdivision regulations. "This is the culmination of some issues we've been discussing," said planning and zoning director Rod ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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REITs: A new contender in the ring of investments
The Borneo PostNovember 20, 2011

The legislation for REITs in Malaysia categorises them as a unit trust, with a mandatory external management structure and at least 50 per cent of the fund's total asset value to be invested in real estate and/or single-purpose companies at all times. ...more »


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