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'We need new laws against cyber crime' says security specialist NCC Group
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The government needs to draft in new legislation to combat the growing threat of cyber crime to businesses and public sector organisations. That is the view of the boss of Manchester security specialist NCC Group, who reacted to warnings from Iain ...more »

Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms Possession
KSEENovember 1, 2011

Her was then arrested on April 23, 2011 after again running from a car that police had stopped, and he threw another loaded handgun and possessed methamphetamine he said he was going to sell. Both incidents occurred after Her was convicted in 2005 for ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Real estate goes back to basics
The Diplomat BucharestNovember 1, 2011

The current law forces developers to build parking spaces. Hence, the burden is transferred to the real estate developers, especially for projects built in central areas of large cities, such as Bucharest. This demand affects the capitalization of ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Mel Blumenthal: Base Village foreclosure: It's finally done
Snowmass Sun Online NewsNovember 22, 2011

With nothing more than a gut feeling and some knowledge of what goes on around this place, including the little-known fact that Related recently bought up all the outstanding Base Village mechanic's liens totaling about $800000, I'll go out on a limb ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Debts of Defunct Law Firms Haunt Partners in Next Job
Wall Street JournalNovember 7, 2011

Unlike many other businesses, law firms usually don't have big inventories, costly equipment or sizable chunks of real estate to sell off. "The most valuable assets of a law firm go home every night," says Mr. Rubin. Howrey bankruptcy trustee Allan ...more »

S&P/Experian: October Consumer Defaults Up On First Mortgages
Wall Street JournalNovember 15, 2011

Customer defaults through October rose from the prior month as an increase in first mortgage default rates more than offset declines in the other loan categories, according to a monthly survey from Standard & Poor's Indices and Experian. ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

A telephone replay will be available through November 23 by dialing (888) 203-1112 confirmation code: 1604214. Pioneer Southwest is a Delaware limited partnership, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with current production and drilling operations in the ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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PERSPECTIVES: Building the right coverage
Business InsuranceNovember 13, 2011

Changes in case law have added to claims challenges for construction risk managers, resulting in the need to scrutinize contracts with owners. One of the most difficult areas for a construction risk manager to navigate is the alignment of contractual ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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New law creates real estate market in Cuba
CNNNovember 3, 2011

(CNN) -- In a move that could reshape the Cuban economy, the government on Thursday announced a new law that allows for the sale of real estate. The National Assembly in August approved a plan to permit the sale of real estate, ...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 www.justice.gov/usao/law/vicwit/index.html 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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Legal & Public Notices 11/20/11- Substitute Trustee's Sales
Murfreesboro PostNovember 21, 2011

The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the US Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of TCA ...more »

Eminent Domain
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One bill in the pipeline
Omaha World-HeraldNovember 2, 2011

TransCanada officials have denied that, saying they are required by law to inform landowners that, as a utility, they have the right to use eminent domain. This summer, the company said it would pursue any court action at this time. ...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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Occupy Foreclosures!
Bay Area IndymediaNovember 6, 2011

The USA is now saturated with foreclosed, bank-owned properties that are just sitting vacant attracting vermin and crime. These residences were stolen by corrupt banksters, often with not even so much as possession of the mortgage note of origin. ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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House shale fee bill strips local zoning oversight
Pike County CourierNovember 5, 2011

The bill would establish regulations that pre-empt local zoning rules. In a paragraph titled "Local Ordinances," in a "Miscellaneous Provisions" chapter near the end of the 127-page bill, it states “All local rules, regulation, code, agreement, ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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If you ratify it, you need to do it
PakistanToday.com.pkNovember 13, 2011

There is need to implement existing law regarding labour on women workers. There is also the need to make new laws to protect rights for industrial, home and agricultural workers. It is high time that this is done, especially when labour laws have ...more »

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