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Failed Solar Company's Auction Draws Bargain Hunters
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To some people, the bankruptcy of the solar-module maker Solyndra shows the folly of government trying to pick winners in technology markets. To others, the furor over its $535 million federal loan guarantee represents an attack on the solar industry ...more »

Attorney General Kamala Harris to Round Up Homeless Sex Offenders Tonight
SF Weekly (blog)November 1, 2011

In compact San Francisco, the law has meant that the parolees can't live anywhere indoors at all, and have instead been living in vans, on a series of couches, or on the street. In today's press conference, state adult parole director Robert Ambroselli ...more »

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Building Codes
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Orlando SentinelNovember 5, 2011

LEGAL ASSISTANT —— Real Estate Law Firm in Maitland seeks full time professionals for litigation files and pre/post closing positions. Ideal candidates for litigation will have experience with foreclosure, eviction, and other real-estate based ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Haymon pleads guilty to mortgage scheme, tax evasion
Post-TribuneNovember 9, 2011

According to a plea agreement filed Wednesday in the US District Court in Hammond, Haymon will plead guilty to one count of tax evasion and four counts of wire fraud that are connected to four homes Haymon helped sell, including one that he used grant ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Realogy Reports Results for Third Quarter 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

PARSIPPANY, NJ, Nov 01, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Realogy's net revenue for the third quarter was ...more »

US Mortgage Rates Fall With 30-Year at 4%, Freddie Mac Says
BusinessWeekNovember 3, 2011

3 (Bloomberg) -- Mortgage rates in the US declined, keeping borrowing costs near the lowest on record as investors sought the safety of government bonds amid turmoil in Greece. The average rate for a 30-year fixed loan dropped to 4 percent in the week ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Outcome Pending
Financial-Planning.comNovember 1, 2011

Family limited partnerships. One reason they have traditionally been formed is to take advantage of gift- and estate-tax discounts. Discounts, however, may soon be history, so clients seeking to leverage wealth transfers with these should act soon. ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Sag Trustees Aim to Control Parking During Construction at Bulova & JJML
The Sag Harbor ExpressNovember 9, 2011

According to Sag Harbor Village Mayor Brian Gilbride, the village will use the building department fee furnished by Cape Advisors to cover the cost of having Keith under contract. “It's the biggest project the village has ever seen and I think the ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Firms turning to environmental law to combat rivals
Los Angeles TimesNovember 14, 2011

When the developer Urban Partners proposed erecting a new complex to house 1600 students, Conquest sued under California's landmark environmental law. It then filed similar challenges to unrelated Urban Partners projects elsewhere in the state. ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Federal judge says no to moving Ohio corruption case, attorneys said they ...
The RepublicNovember 1, 2011

CLEVELAND — A federal judge has refused to move a former county commissioner's high-profile corruption trial out of northeast Ohio, where defense attorneys said they fear a "media circus." US District Judge Sara Lioi said in her ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Are restrictive covenants enforceable in California? It depends
Lexology (registration)November 17, 2011

11 Applying these principles, the court held that the non-solicitation and non-interference provisions of the NDA were likely unenforceable under California law because the provisions were more broadly drafted than necessary to protect plaintiff's ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Mississippi 'Personhood' Law, Other State Ballot Issues On The Line In Tuesday ...
Huffington PostNovember 8, 2011

Also in Mississippi, a proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit the government from taking private property by eminent domain and transferring it to other people. In Arizona, Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce, architect of the immigration ...more »

Title Litigation
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Goodwin Procter Selected for 19 Top Tier National Practice Rankings in US News ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Goodwin was ranked in 71 metropolitan practice categories overall in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, DC The firm was honored for excellence in Corporate Governance, FDA Law, Public Finance, ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Reits could revive Irish investment market
Irish TimesNovember 30, 2011

ONE OF THE important commitments in the Fine Gael election manifesto was the promise to introduce a Reits regime in Ireland. Hopefully, such legislation will be announced in the budget. But what is a Reit? A Reit is a property rental company which is ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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CDA to launch drive against illegal use of residential buildings 9, 2011

According to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials, the relevant laws of “Residential Sectors Zoning Regulations 2005” and “CDA Ordinance 1960” prohibit the use of residential buildings in the capital for commercial purposes and under this ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Legal Eyes: Mario
NUG MagazineNovember 2, 2011

We all think of the law and lawyers when we think of the fight to legitimize the medical cannabis industry; but what about the money? What about the numbers? This is where Mario comes in. He may not wear a suit and tie, but he wears his passion for the ...more »


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