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Proposal would eliminate Dallas antitrust enforcement office, send work elsewhere
Dallas Morning News (subscription)November 1, 2011

Unlike federal prosecutors who work for the US attorney's office, antitrust prosecutors investigate their own cases, rather than relying solely on law enforcement such as the FBI.Some local cases: In 1999, a Dallas investigation into international ...more »

Homicide suspect claims self-defense
York Daily RecordNovember 1, 2011

Accused of murdering an unarmed man, Shannon Mayo's defense is that someone - his cousin's husband, in fact - picked the dead man's gun up off the street before police arrived in the early morning hours of Oct. 6, 2009. ...more »

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Building Codes
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Dozen real estate loans at center of FDIC's $127M suit in Mutual Bank failure
Chicago TribuneNovember 1, 2011

But the bulk of what the FDIC is seeking to recover is the more than $115 million in losses on 12 real estate loans. The FDIC alleges that in June 2007, Mutual lent $1.7 million to Lite View Unlimited LLC to refinance a Travelodge in Louisville, Ky. ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Glory to God granted reprieve in foreclosure proceedings
The Desert SunNovember 1, 2011

Hopp said foreclosure was not part of the settlement, according to court records. The church's pastor, Randy Brodhagen, and the church's attorney, Richard Hufstader, could not be immediately reached for comment. Hopp also denied a motion by Orr ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Forestar Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

... includes the sale of wood fiber and management of our recreational leases. Forestar's address on the World Wide Web is . This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. ...more »

How to Buy a Home Without 20% Down
ForbesNovember 1, 2011

You might be able to put down less than 20% by having your mortgage insured against default. One way to do that is with a government guaranteed mortgage. For example, the FHA loan program uses more lenient credit criteria than traditional mortgages, ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Crestwood Midstream Partners LP Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 8, 2011

Houston, Texas-based Crestwood is a growth-oriented, midstream master limited partnership which owns and operates predominately fee-based gathering, processing, treating and compression assets servicing natural gas producers in the Barnett Shale in ...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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First American audit on Michael A. Eddings real estate law firm finds ...
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerNovember 9, 2011

Eddings closed his firm temporarily at the onset of First American's audit, but he said Tuesday the firm is now conducting business “except for mortgage-based transactions.” He has told real estate agents he was suspended from closing transactions ...more »

Construction Litigation
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South Carolina Supreme Court Issues Roster of Cases for Hearing, November
Insurance News Net (press release)November 2, 2011

Robert L. Buchanan , Jr. and Adele J. Pope ("Appellants"), formerly personal representatives for The Estate of James Brown and trustees of The James Brown 2000 Irrevocable Trust , appeal from circuit court orders that (1) approved a settlement ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Legal & Public Notices 11/13/11- Substitute Trustee's Sales & Sucessor ...
Murfreesboro PostNovember 14, 2011

This conveyance is made subject to any and all zoning regulations, building restrictions, setback lines, if any, easements and right for public utilities applicable to this property. Taxes for the current year have been prorated and are assumed by the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Navy plans to ready the Goliad County airfield for military use to be ...
Corpus Christi Caller TimesNovember 7, 2011

The use of eminent domain to acquire Goliad County's airfield was approved by a federal judge and the purchase price still is in dispute. The $14.75 million improvement plans include construction and demolition projects at the former Goliad County ...more »

Title Litigation
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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 »

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Review: 'Tower Heist' A Crime
WESH OrlandoNovember 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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House Measure Preempts Local Drilling Regulations
StateImpact PennsylvaniaNovember 2, 2011

The drilling industry has long pushed for statewide standards on drilling zoning and regulations. This spring, Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber laid out the energy industry's argument, during a presentation to Corbett's Marcellus ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Fair Work laws need reviewing: Cameron
NinemsnNovember 1, 2011

Shock divorce VIDEO: Kim and Kris split after 72 days of marriage. Clean slate VIDEO: Skinhead has surgery to remove racist tattoos. Embarrassed VIDEO: Hackett reveals why cops were called to home. Daddy joy VIDEO: Surrogate mums give gay couple two ...more »


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