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Palike to reclaim Clarence School playground
Deccan HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike will take legal measures to reclaim the Clarence School playground. Commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda, while replying to a discussion on the issue in the Council meeting on Tuesday, said the lease of the ground ...more »

Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...more »

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Building Codes
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Great Falls man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting real estate agent
Great Falls TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

... sexually assaulting a Great Falls real estate agent in May. Bradley Joseph Crisman was arrested May 12 after the agent told law enforcement that he tied her up and attempted to sexually assault her after she showed him a home on Upper River Road.more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Gay couple hosts reception for judicial candidate
Windy City TimesFebruary 8, 2012

Reyes currently serves as a circuit court judge in chancery court, hearing mortgage foreclosures and mechanics' liens. Johnsen, an insurance lawyer, met Reyes through volunteering for First Defense Legal Aid and the Minority Legal Education Review.more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Rocket Lawyer Survey Reveals Top Issues for Small Businesses Are Legal and ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

As SMBs enter into new business contracts, hire new employees, and upgrade to new office spaces, entrepreneurs face a wider range of legal issues, like signing contracts, staying compliant with HR laws, and signing commercial leases.more »

Obama Proposes Mortgage Relief, With Romney in Mind
New York TimesFebruary 1, 2012

More than half of all homeowners in Las Vegas, he added, were underwater on their mortgages, meaning that what they owe is more than their house is worth. Mr. Obama's reference to Las Vegas hardly seemed accidental. In October, Mr. Romney told the ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Capital Power Income L.P. and CPI Preferred Equity Ltd. Announce Name Changes
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

... Capital Power Income LP (the Partnership) and CPI Preferred Equity Ltd. (the Corporation), subsidiaries of Atlantic Power Corporation (Atlantic Power), announced that the Partnership has changed its name to "Atlantic Power Limited Partnership" and ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Alliant Insurance Services Opens New Boston Office
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

The new offices, located at 131 Oliver Street in Boston's Financial/Seaport District, provide best-in-class facilities for Alliant's growing operations, including its Construction Services Group (CSG) and professionals from Alliant-owned T&H Group, ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Faulty Loans Top $72 Billion as Banks Seek Legal Deal: Mortgages
BusinessWeekFebruary 8, 2012

Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan has been hobbled by bad loans created at Countrywide Financial Corp., acquired in 2008 as the subprime home lender careened toward possible bankruptcy. The combined company, which once accounted for one in ...more »

Construction Litigation
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IN RE CITY LOFT HOTEL, LLC
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

The Court now makes the following Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law. The property that is the subject of these bankruptcy cases is a 23 room boutique hotel located in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. The hotel was originally constructed in the ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Great Lakes Announces Participation in Dredging Subcontract for Wheatstone LNG ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 13, 2012

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation /quotes/zigman/104447/quotes/nls/gldd GLDD +0.99% , the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial...more »

Eminent Domain
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NLDC getting a new identity
TheDay.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Kathleen Edgecomb New London - Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio on Tuesday apologized to property owners whose homes were seized by eminent domain in a case that went all the way to the US Supreme Court in 2005. At the same time, Finizio announced a ...more »

Title Litigation
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Medford resident promoted to partner at Boston law firm
Wicked LocalFebruary 5, 2012

Stewart will continue to focus her civil litigation practice in the areas of construction law, employment law, professional liability and business litigation. She has been named a “Rising Star” (a distinction reserved for attorneys under the age of ...more »

Foreclosure
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Miami, West Palm Beach among nation's 'most miserable'
ABC Action NewsFebruary 3, 2012

In addition, hundreds of thousands of homes have entered foreclosure since 2008. Forbes.com's method of ranking "miserable" cities included 10 factors: violent crime rate, property tax rates, commute, political corruption and how area pro sports teams ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Delaware Township Committee introduces wind-energy rules
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.comFebruary 1, 2012

13, at 8 pm In the ordinance introduction, it's noted that “existing local zoning regulations do not address wind power, which while not intended to discourage the installation of small wind turbines, can substantially increase the time and costs ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Malawians may take law in their hands- Law Society
Nyasa TimesFebruary 2, 2012

By Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times Malawi Law Society president John Gift Makhwawa fears citizens may resort in taking the law into their own hands with no dispensation of justice as the judiciary is completely paralysed following court workers industrial...more »

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