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Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

Unsecured creditors likely to lose nearly half money owed by Browns ...
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The firms face an anxious wait as administrators for Browns Construction Group battle for payments from long-running contract disputes against the company, which helped force it into administration in August. But administrators from Begbies Traynor ...more »

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Building Codes
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Real estate brokers can double-end deals in any state
Inman.comNovember 1, 2011

Until about 20 years ago, agency relationships were largely determined by general statutes and common-law precedents. Few, if any, states had laws on the books that pertained specifically to the formation of agency relationships between real estate...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Why Americans still breathe known hazards decades after 'clean air' law
iWatch NewsNovember 16, 2011

The stumbling, two-decade-old war on hazardous air pollutants — declared on Nov. 15, 1990, the day President George HW Bush signed the Clean Air Act amendments into law — has stalled on bureaucratic dawdling, industry resistance, legal maneuvering, ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Law may have little effect on exiles
Tbo.comNovember 4, 2011

"This is kind of an esoteric conversation," said Jason Busto, owner of, an online, English language Cuban business and economic news service. "We need to be able to travel there (freely) before we can define the real estate issue. ...more »

Late mortgage payments up in 3Q
Chicago Sun-TimesNovember 9, 2011

BY AP November 8, 2011 9:44AM NEW YORK — While lawmakers in Washington debated the debt ceiling and consumer confidence dropped, more homeowners in the US were having a harder time making their mortgage payments. The rate that mortgage holders were ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Energy Transfer Partners Announces Common Unit Offering
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)November 8, 2011

DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE: ETP) today announced it has commenced a public offering of 13250000 common units representing limited partner interests, with a 30-day option for the underwriters to purchase up ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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PF reviewing marketing contracts
The Mountain PressNovember 1, 2011

It's a big distinction because the city isn't required by state law to get regular bids and opt for the cheapest offer on professional services as it is for things like road paving or travel planner printing. That the contracts are even getting a look ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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You Can't Fix a Burst Bubble With More Hot Air: Caroline Baum
BloombergNovember 3, 2011

It's almost six years since the air started to leak, then gush, out of the US housing market, and the best one can say is that residential real estate is bouncing along the bottom. Almost every housing indicator, from starts to sales to prices, ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Your View: Attorney general misrepresents three prevailing wage cases
SouthCoastToday.comNovember 5, 2011

We run good, honest companies that build quality construction projects for our customers. We pay our employees competitive wages and benefits, provide them career training and advancement, and go to great lengths to provide them a safe working ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Phil Ting: An Interview With the San Francisco Mayoral Candidate
The Epoch TimesNovember 6, 2011

... condo that I bought, and there is a deed there, and it has what is called a restrictive covenant, and it said that no non-white could own that home. It is in my title. That was struck down by California state law, but that was only in the 60's. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Letter, 11/10: Concern is eminent domain
Lincoln Journal StarNovember 10, 2011

The well-financed interest groups focus on leaks and seepage, while the actual property owners just want to be left undisturbed. We should describe the dust-up accurately -- it's about eminent domain and not leaks, oil and the aquifer.more »

Title Litigation
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Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC Welcomes Caroline Hollingsworth
Citybizlist (press release)November 1, 2011

The law firm of Heninger Garrison Davis is pleased to announce that Caroline Hollingsworth has joined the firm. Caroline's practice focuses on representing individuals in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. ...more »

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Review: 'Tower Heist' A Crime
KHBS-KHOG Northwest ArkansasNovember 4, 2011

There's the Russian sugar daddy with the young blonde on his arm, the old woman who lives alone with just her sweater-clad Yorkie to keep her company and a laid-off Merrill Lynch worker who is seriously depressed as he faces foreclosure on his ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Do Corbett's Zoning Changes Go Far Enough?
Keystone Politics (blog)November 4, 2011

What Morrison and others are defending is a system of 2562 different zoning regulations for fracking. That is insane. We can debate whether the state or counties should write the zoning regulations for fracking, but hyper-local zoning at the ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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CANMARC acquires Le 888 St-Jean office building in downtown Quebec City (press release)November 7, 2011

The REIT, except as required by applicable securities legislation, does not undertake to update any such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information about these assumptions and ...more »


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