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US Labor Department to begin campaign against violations in Georgia
The Augusta ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

... child labor and overtime laws. Al Villoch, a community outreach specialist with the department, said the agency will conduct visits to businesses all over Georgia from November through April, focusing on franchise restaurants. ...more »

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 »

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Building Codes
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Deed and Record, New Service of Interspousal Quit Claim Deeds for California ...
PR Web (press release)November 14, 2011 offers new service, interspousal quit claim deeds, for family law court orders awarding real estate property in a decree of divorce. Deed and Record has the expertise to meet the unique requirements of the states of California and ...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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Law Firms Recognized in Best Lawyers
State JournalNovember 7, 2011

The Charleston firm also ranked as a top tier firm in appellate practice, commercial litigation, insurance law, legal malpractice law-defendants, mass tort litigation/class actions-defendants, personal injury litigation-defendants, product liability...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Illinois joins the majority of states in allowing unions recovery under the ...
Lexology (registration)November 14, 2011

Pension funds and unions now have alternative and redundant avenues of recovery enabling them to directly lien construction projects. Concurrent or simultaneous mechanics liens to collect unpaid contributions with or without an ERISA action pending in ...more »

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop
Sacramento BeeNovember 3, 2011

3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate plunged from 4.33 percent to 4.23 percent, according to's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.38 discount and ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 4, 2011

In addition to ongoing maintenance and repair costs, we make capital expenditures to increase our operating capacity and efficiency, to improve safety and to comply with environmental laws. Excluding $14.4 million and $54.6 million, respectively, ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Legal Requirements for Doing Business | Location Canada
Area Development OnlineNovember 2, 2011

In the province of Quebec, a corporation must have either a bilingual name or a French version of its name, unless the name is a registered trademark. Meetings of the directors of both federal and, for example, Ontario corporations, may be held either ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Bribes, Bureaucracy Hobble India's New Entrepreneurs
Wall Street JournalNovember 1, 2011

A handful of Indians control 80% of stock-market capitalization, and big companies have privileged access to land and government contracts, according to a 2009 Asian Development Bank report. Mr. Alva, the X-ray entrepreneur, says government officials ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Arundel councilman squares off with lawyer on home office
Baltimore SunNovember 12, 2011

Walker said Fligsten's attempt to change the zoning on the small ranch house near Benfield Road from residential to commercial, which county zoning officials have signed off on and included in the pending bill, should be treated like other similar ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Navy plans to ready the Goliad County airfield for military use to be ...
Corpus Christi Caller TimesNovember 7, 2011

The use of eminent domain to acquire Goliad County's airfield was approved by a federal judge and the purchase price still is in dispute. The $14.75 million improvement plans include construction and demolition projects at the former Goliad County ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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GUEST COMMENT: What do you do when you're faced with a compromise agreement?
eFinancialCareers UKNovember 23, 2011

Remember, an employer is not otherwise obliged by law to provide a job reference, and may provide a detrimental one if you leave under a cloud. * Make sure that no post- termination restrictive covenants are introduced in to the compromise agreement ...more »

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Feds: Bank of America Illegally Foreclosed on Active Service Members' Homes
ABC News (blog)November 11, 2011

“The Justice Department will vigorously enforce the laws that protect service members while they do the difficult and necessary work of protecting our country.” The Justice Department said that beginning on Nov. 14, 2011, letters will be sent to 157 ...more »

Title Litigation
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Glaxo Agrees 'In Principle' to Record $3 Billion Settlement with US
Corporate CounselNovember 4, 2011

Read CorpCounsel writer Sue Reisinger's feature about the Stevens case, "Crossing the Line: The Trial of GlaxoSmithKline Lawyer Lauren Stevens," and see the latest legal news about GSK in the AmLaw Litigation Daily story below. ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Relocates East Coast Office to Historic ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 28, 2011

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered, and self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT. Since its formation in 2006, HTA has made 79 geographically diverse acquisitions valued at approximately $2.3 billion ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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New land code on Flagstaff books
Arizona Daily SunNovember 3, 2011

There is a new edition of the cookbook that guides all of the city's zoning regulations. The Flagstaff City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday night the recently overhauled Land Development Code, with the new code going into effect in December. ...more »


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