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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

During Super Bowl week "Tackle Domestic Violence"
KXII-TVFebruary 1, 2012

DURANT, OK-- The Crisis Center is holding its 2nd Annual "Tackle Domestic Violence," fundraiser. During Super Bowl week last year, they raised about $5000 for Texoma Counties.This year, they hope to score even more. In 2011, the Crisis Control Center, ...more »

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Building Codes
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Evan Feldman Joins Wagonheim Law
Citybizlist (press release)February 6, 2012

BALTIMORE - Wagonheim Law, a Baltimore-based commercial, real estate, and construction law firm, announced today the hiring of Evan Feldman as the firm's 8th attorney. Feldman joins Wagonheim Law after nine years of solo practice.more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Indiana poised to approve anti-union law
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

By Susan Guyett | INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Indiana state Senate was expected on Wednesday to give final approval to a new law allowing workers at unionized businesses to avoid paying union dues, the last major legislative hurdle to making Indiana ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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At 102%, His Tax Rate Takes the Cake
New York TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Mr. Ross's plight illustrates something that came through in nearly every response and cuts across nearly all income levels: the disparities of the tax code don't just pit rich against poor or middle class. It taxes people within the same income ...more »

Reverse Mortgage Workshop Coming to University Place on Feb. 15
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources is sponsoring "Reverse Mortgages: A Primer for Consumers." By Patch Staff Most Americans would prefer to remain in their own home for as long as possible. One way that people can do that ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Chesapeake Midstream Partners Prices Public Offering Of 9.25 Mln Common Units
NASDAQFebruary 2, 2012

(RTTNews.com) - Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP (CHKM) Thursday announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 9250000 common units representing limited partner interests owned by Global Infrastructure Partners, or GIP.more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Legislators agree to reconsider Panama law on dams, mines that set off Indian ...
Washington PostFebruary 9, 2012

30 to oppose the new law. Its initial approval last month drew anger because it would theoretically allow the construction of dams on Indian lands in western Panama. A congressional commission decided late Wednesday to return the law to debate, ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Real estate tax bills mailed this week
Mansfield News JournalFebruary 5, 2012

MANSFIELD -- The average home in Richland County is worth 4.9 percent less than it was six years ago, according to reappraisal figures compiled by the auditor's office. The new values will be the basis for 2011 property tax bills to be mailed this week ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Sandy Beach Association to host meeting on Belisle; WORD out of bidding again
Fall River Herald NewsFebruary 2, 2012

By Michael Holtzman Amid much disagreement on the best way to reuse the Belisle School, the Sandy Beach Association has invited representatives of three bidders for the property to make their cases at the neighborhood group's Friday meeting.more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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CDW Corporation Announces Closing of Senior Notes Offering, Early Settlement ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)February 17, 2012

... including, among others, the receipt of requisite consents to adopt proposed amendments to the indenture governing the Existing Senior Notes that will, among other things, eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain events ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Texas Protects Commercial Landowners' Property Rights
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 2, 2012

A Texas eminent domain lawyer can help commercial landowners understand and defend their rights if they are facing government interference with their property. February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Texas is a state with historically strong property ...more »

Title Litigation
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Womble Carlyle expands
Charleston Post CourierFebruary 6, 2012

The new office will focus on campaign finance and election law, public policy, administrative and regulatory law, constitutional litigation and business litigation. Attorneys joining Womble Carlyle are Butch Bowers, the former chairman of the State ...more »

Foreclosure
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County administrator to Forbes magazine after area's low ranking: !@#$%&*!
Palm Beach PostFebruary 9, 2012

Forbes surveyed 200 of the nation's largest metro areas, ranking them on violent crime, unemployment rates, foreclosures, income and property taxes, home prices and political corruption. Less weighty components included commute times, weather and how ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Colorado pols say stable oil, gas rules needed
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

... will kill additional investment in Colorado," Republican House Speaker Frank McNulty said at the Western Energy Alliance luncheon. Over the years, companies have filed lawsuits challenging local rules, like those in La Plata and Gunnison counties.more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Mitt Romney, 'welfare queen'
Aljazeera.comFebruary 1, 2012

But making the law more creditor friendly to protect against asset-stripping should also be considered, Baker said. "The original leveraged buyout firms saw that there were no laws against companies taking out loans to finance their own sales, ...more »

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