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Theft of game hens could cost Ark. sheriff his job
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland filed a petition Monday asking for Searcy County Sheriff Kenney Cassell's removal from office. Hiland says the theft of Cornish game hens is "an infamous crime" that bars Cassell from holding office. ...more »

Selecting a Search Firm
The National Law JournalNovember 1, 2011

Will your resume remain confidential among yourself, the search firm and the client law firm or company? Some search firms have a clause in their client contracts that specifically prohibits the clients from contacting any third party about any resumes ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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New law will let Cubans buy and sell real estate
Southeast MissourianNovember 7, 2011

The new law requires that all real estate transactions be made through Cuban bank accounts so that they can be better regulated, and it sets a tax rate of 8 percent of the assessed value -- split equally by buyer and seller. There is no mention of any ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 21, 2011

... environmental matters, legal matters, reliance on key personnel, unitholder liability, income taxes, the investment in the United States of America ("US"), US currency and RioCan's qualification as a real estate investment trust for tax purposes. ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Fugitive lawyer's saga leaves colleagues wondering why
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 4, 2011

Douglas Arntsen, a 33-year-old real-estate lawyer at Crowell & Moring, quit his job on Sept. 12, just as one of the firm's clients, Regal Real Estate, was discovering that about $4 million was missing from an escrow account maintained by Crowell. ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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More states want federal government's OK to grow hemp
USA TodayNovember 2, 2011

Ron Paul, R-Texas, has introduced a bill that would effectively legalize hemp-growing by excluding low-THC cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act each of the past four legislative sessions, including this year, but the measure has not yet ...more »

Allied Home Mortgage Is Sued Over Bad Loans
New York TimesNovember 2, 2011

Joe James, a company spokesman, said he was aware of the lawsuit but had not yet seen it. He declined further comment. At a news conference, Preet Bharara, the United States attorney based in Manhattan, said Allied had carried out its fraud through its ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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New gambling plan pushed before last one in effect
Galesburg Register-MailNovember 21, 2011

The Illinois Gaming Board said it's working to implement the video gambling law, blaming part of the delay on a lawsuit that was settled four months ago, but some advocates accuse the board of dragging its feet. In the meantime, state officials can't ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Brookfield Infrastructure Announces Solid Third Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 4, 2011

The Board of Directors has declared the Partnership's quarterly distribution in the amount of US$0.35 per unit, payable on December 30, 2011 to unitholders of record as at the close of business on November 30, 2011. During the third quarter, ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Dubai joins race to be global legal centre
Financial TimesNovember 2, 2011

Dubai has thrown its international financial court open to cases from anywhere in the world in the latest effort by a Gulf state to make itself a lucrative global legal centre. The United Arab Emirates is vying with ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Tips for buying international real estate as bargains abound
ReutersNovember 7, 2011

Before you begin shopping, make sure you contact a real estate professional in those markets you're interested in exploring. Each country's property, tax and title laws are uniquely different. You'll also want to keep in mind the cost of living, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Farm interests oppose altering eminent domain
Memphis Commercial AppealNovember 1, 2011

Some DeSoto-area farmers hope they've planted enough doubts on the issue of eminent domain to sow a huge victory Nov. 8. "It kind of kills the American dream," said Deniese Swindoll, whose two adult sons, Patrick and Chase, ...more »

Title Litigation
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Butler Rubin Named Among Best Law Firms in US News Media Group and Best ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

US News also ranked Butler Rubin as a Tier 2 "Best Law Firm" in the areas of arbitration, commercial litigation and bankruptcy/reorganization. Best Lawyers named eight Butler Rubin attorneys as leaders in their fields: Louis J. Aurichio (Insurance Law) ...more »

Foreclosure
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Urban revitalization in Orange: A Q&A with Patrick Morrissy
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)November 20, 2011

Throw in a recession, a foreclosure crisis and the evaporation of investment capital, and strategies for revitalization grind to a halt. In Orange, the nonprofit community development corporation known as Hands Inc. has been in business for 25 years, ...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 »

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