Real Estate Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in November, 2011

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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 »

Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Thompson & Knight Expands Real Estate and Banking Practice
PR.com (press release)November 2, 2011

Dallas, TX, November 02, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Brian A. Bolton has joined the Firm as an Associate in its Real Estate and Banking Practice Group in Dallas. ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Law talk: Remodeling project becomes legal headache
Chicago Daily HeraldNovember 6, 2011

Due to this, the cabinet supplier has filed a mechanics lien against our home, our contractor and our bank in the amount of $12718.11. Additionally, per the proposal and contract, we were allotted an “allowance” of $16000 for the cabinets. ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Delanco Bancorp Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 3, 2011

At September 30, 2011 non-performing loans consisted of $3.8 million in commercial real estate loans, $3.6 million in residential mortgages and $367 thousand in consumer loans. Net charge-offs during the six month period ended September 30, ...more »

Mayor Bloomberg Rezones the Mortgage Crisis
ForbesNovember 2, 2011

Mike Konczal walks us through the research that flies in Bloomberg's face: The first thing to point out is that the both the subprime mortgage boom and the subsequent crash are very much concentrated in the private market, especially the private label ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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AMRI Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)November 9, 2011

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the company's ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Dalian Wal-Mart: Default for ten years
China DailyNovember 2, 2011

It is reported that after a year of taking over the superstore, the branch had applied to the International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission to terminate the contract with Wanguo, claiming the latter couldn't meet Wal-Mart's construction...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Albany real estate law firms merge
Bizjournals.comNovember 3, 2011

Two law firms in the Albany, New York, area that handle commercial and residential real estate matters have merged. Ianniello, Anderson & Reilly PC merged with Sciocchetti & Abbott PLLC, creating a firm with 15 attorneys and 40 support staff. ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Occupy Nashville protesters find their legal hero
The TennesseanNovember 6, 2011

In 1989, he left a job as the administrative affairs director at the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and started a solo law practice that focused primarily on criminal defense work. The practice struggled at times, and Nelson declared bankruptcy twice ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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CML HealthCare Inc. Declares November Dividend
MarketWatch (press release)November 21, 2011

CML designates this dividend to be an "eligible dividend" pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and similar provincial and territorial legislation. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is a leading provider of ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Day Two of Pipeline Hearings Centers Around Eminent Domain
KPTM-TVNovember 9, 2011

The company that wants to build the Transcanda pipeline needs property. It's been threatening to use eminent domain to grab what it needs. And right now Nebraska doesn't have a law that would allow that or stop it. But the bill in discussion would ...more »

Title Litigation
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Roundtable: Commerical Litigation 2011
Who's Who LegalNovember 2, 2011

This litigation usually involves issues affecting fundamental rights, which are entrenched in the Constitution. We have also seen a significant increase in litigation in relation to mining law issues. Changes in South African mining and prospecting ...more »

Foreclosure
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Homeownership Preservation Foundation and More than 445 Nonprofit Housing ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 8, 2011

Foreclosures often lead to displaced families, increased health issues, neglected properties, higher crime rates, and lower local, regional, and state housing prices. Many are caught up in the wake -- neighbors, communities, the country itself. ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Lawsuit seeks to curb Frederick County zoning changes
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineNovember 15, 2011

Commissioners have loosened regulations and fees required to build in an attempt to attract more businesses. The county is reviewing 235 proposals to reduce, alter or eliminate rules and regulations to help improve the county process. ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Tanzania: Mediation, Arbitration Commission Improves Services
AllAfrica.comNovember 11, 2011

On the implementation of new labour laws in particular the new system of resolving labour disputes through CMA, the minister did not hesitate to shower praise on the Commission's excellent performance in resolving labour disputes. ...more »

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