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 »

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 »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 14% Increase in Operating FFO ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

Operating FFO was offset by increased general and administrative costs of $2 million, and a $6 million increase in interest expense during the Third Quarter due to higher debt levels as a result of acquisitions. For the nine months ended September 30, ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Campton Hills man accused of damaging house from which he is evicted
Chicago Daily HeraldNovember 7, 2011

They sought $108597 for payments, court costs, reimbursement for a $13836 mechanic's lien and $15000 for damage to a mechanical pool cover and attorney fees. In September, a judge agreed, and ordered Mazzara to move out by Oct. 15. ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Dual agency and 'double-dipping' still risky business
Inman.comNovember 1, 2011

Despite more than two decades of tinkering with the laws, regulations, customs and practices governing Realtor-client relationships, real estate brokers still view agency issues as their single greatest potential legal liability. ...more »

Why Reverse Mortgages Are Not a Retirement Option
Fox BusinessNovember 1, 2011

This evaporation of equity has dealt a devastating blow to many elderly Americans who were originally planning on tapping into that equity to supplement their retirement through reverse mortgages. The truth is that reverse mortgages shouldn't be used ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Ex-Links chief Angel to be charged with integrating an emerging global legal...
Legal WeekNovember 4, 2011

The fact that Angel's title bridges both partnerships is a crucial distinction from that of his UK-based senior partner predecessor, Janet Legrand, whose mandate was limited to the international LLP. Marking the first time that the firm has appointed a ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Business fined for gas line explosion
Farmington Daily TimesNovember 8, 2011

The construction company failed to expose the pipeline prior to working with a track hoe in the area, as required by state law, according to the report. The regulation commission fined Sterling Brothers Construction $1500 and company employees will be ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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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 »

Construction Litigation
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Reem investors take legal action
The NationalNovember 14, 2011

Ismail Ali Rababah, a legal adviser at the law firm Baitul Hikmah in Abu Dhabi, said he expected a ruling in a case from the Federal Supreme Court within the month. Two other cases are pending in the Court of Appeals, after Tameer contested the lower ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Pequiven Launches Tender Offer for All Outstanding 8.29% Secured Bonds Due ...
PR Newswire (press release)November 22, 2011

If the Requisite Consents are obtained and the Proposed Amendments are adopted and the Security Release occurs, substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain events of default governing the Bonds will be eliminated, and all of the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Court leans toward allowing abolition of redevelopment agencies
Los Angeles TimesNovember 11, 2011

Redevelopment agencies permit cities and counties to carve out blighted neighborhoods for improvement through partnerships with private developers, giving them the power to obtain property by eminent domain, purchase or lease. ...more »

Title Litigation
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Latham & Watkins Announces New Partners, Counsel
Main JusticeNovember 7, 2011

She received a JD from New York University School of Law in 2001. William Reckler is a litigator whose practice focuses on white collar defense and investigations, and securities litigation. He has notable expertise in conducting internal ...more »

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Felony conviction trips up Manor Township, Lancaster County, candidate
York Daily RecordNovember 4, 2011

According to the criminal complaint, George acknowledged hiding the foreclosure warnings from his grandmother. He told a police officer, "I thought I could get us out it it - we lost our home, too," court records show. He told police that he was ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Reader Questions for Danbury Mayoral Candidates
Patch.comNovember 1, 2011

The areas that generating new children for our schools are the older neighborhoods with Victorian homes that have been renovated into a 3 and 4 family home - many before we even had zoning regulations that now prohibit such building. ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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UK court backs HGS over Lilly in key patent legal fight
Pharma TimesNovember 3, 2011

The case revolved around the concept of 'industrial application', which is the basis for patentability under European law. In its patent application, HGS did not provide data confirming a particular medical use for neutrokine alpha, ...more »


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