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WCBI Investigation results in arrest of McDonald's employee for theft
WGMD RadioNovember 1, 2011

A month-long investigation into an internal theft at the McDonald's on Racetrack Road in Berlin has resulted in the arrest of an employee. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations began investigating the theft in late December. ...more »

Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll
Mirror.co.ukNovember 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 »

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Building Codes
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Attorney accused of mortgage loan fraud
Eagle TribuneNovember 3, 2011

By Mark E. Vogler mvogler@eagletribune.com NORTH ANDOVER — A Woburn real estate attorney, who serves on the town's Zoning Board of Appeals, faces allegations of misappropriating mortgage loan funds from real estate closings. ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Lawyers, Doctors Gear for A Showdown
GhanaWebNovember 2, 2011

The waterloo of the doctors strike lies in the fact that section 161 of the Labour Act (651) 2003 stipulates the guidelines for embarking on a party to an industrial dispute that affect workers engaged in an essential service, such as doctors. ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Akerman Senterfitt Among "Best Law Firms ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

As part of this year's Best Law Firms rankings, Akerman was named US News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Real Estate. For the first time, one law firm in each of the practice areas ranked nationally received the prestigious 2011 ...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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WNS Recognized as CIMA Training Partner
Business Wire India (press release)November 8, 2011

WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, was recently recognized as a training partner by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world's largest ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Your Treasure Valley business community: accomplishments and promotions
The Idaho StatesmanNovember 9, 2011

JoAnn C. Butler of Spink Butler has been named by Best Lawyers as the Boise “Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Butler concentrates her practice in real estate, land use, commercial and administrative law. She is the author of several ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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At 94, there's no stopping Billy Brescia
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerNovember 5, 2011

Leaving the service in 1945, Brescia worked part-time with his brother-in-law's real estate agency while working his way up the ranks at the textile mill, starting in the shipping department and becoming a production executive. ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Appeals court comes to Emery County
Emery County ProgressNovember 1, 2011

The court traveled to Castle Dale to hear two cases on Oct. 14. The court was in session at the Emery County court house. There were many interested observers as well as students and teachers from USU Eastern who are involved and taking classes ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Lyondell Announces Early Tender Offer Results and Receipt of Consents For Its ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 3, 2011

... and consent solicitation (the "Consent Solicitation) to amend certain terms of the Notes and the indentures governing the Notes to release certain of the collateral securing the Notes and modify other provisions relating to restrictive covenants. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Campaign law issue of federal hearing
SunHerald.comNovember 2, 2011

A group of Lafayette County residents have told a federal judge that Mississippi's campaign finance law stops them from campaigning as they want to for an eminent domain constitutional amendment. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports ...more »

Title Litigation
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Fish & Richardson Attorney Indranil "Indy" Mukerji Named 2011 "Minority 40 ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

"He is an accomplished patent litigator who is handling cutting-edge cases that are shaping the future of intellectual property law." Mr. Mukerji received his JD from Boston University School of Law in 1999, and both his ME (1996) and BS (1995) in ...more »

Foreclosure
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Feds: Bank of America Illegally Foreclosed on Active Service Members' Homes
ABC News (blog)November 11, 2011

“The Justice Department will vigorously enforce the laws that protect service members while they do the difficult and necessary work of protecting our country.” The Justice Department said that beginning on Nov. 14, 2011, letters will be sent to 157 ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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New "green" zoning rules slated for December
The Real Deal New York (blog)November 15, 2011

Some of the 20 speakers discussed ways to update the Zoning Resolution, passed in 1961 -- the first major overhaul of New York's zoning regulations after the city became the first in the nation to enact comprehensive zoning rules in 1916. ...more »

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