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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

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Building Codes
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Florida bill seeks to hasten foreclosures
The News-PressFebruary 6, 2012

House Bill 213 tries to streamline the foreclosure process, staying within the court system rather than bypassing it, and protects homeowners' rights, said Kathleen Passidomo, a Republican state representative and real estate lawyer from Naples.more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Industries come up with economic revival plan
The Express TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

... industrialisation and plan to improve law and order were the features of PIAF's economic revival agenda. LAHORE: Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has come up with a seven-point action plan to revive the country's economy.more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Movers & Shapers: Feb. 2
BurlingtonFreePress.comFebruary 2, 2012

Glass was most recently director of program business development at The Hartford Insurance Group. • Greentree Real Estate in Monkton has hired Scott Meade as associate broker. Mead previously owned Meade Real Estate in Stowe.more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Leagle.comFebruary 16, 2012

This appeal concerns whether a building contractor, appellant Granahan, asserting a mechanic's lien claim regarding real property in Sonoma County on which he had built a home for the original owners, can successfully foreclose on that lien as against ...more »

Self-employed, new immigrants may find getting a mortgage tougher
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2012

By Susan Pigg Business Reporter It's going to be tougher for the self employed, new immigrants and higher-risk borrowers to get a mortgage as concerns continue to mount over the state of Canada's housing market. CIBC's wholesale mortgage arm, ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Dettmer advances veterans' legislation
Stillwater GazetteFebruary 1, 2012

A more controversial bill Dettmer is pursuing deals with changing state law - and offering the chance for counties to change their contracting practices - to allow more veteran-owned small businesses to win road construction contracts.more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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The Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farms win an international prize for their ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

31, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ - On January 25, at the 2011 Project Finance International (PFI) Awards in London, England, representatives of Boralex Inc. (Boralex), Gaz Métro Limited Partnership (Gaz Métro) and Valener Inc. (Valener) accepted a prize for ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Grayson & Grayson Personal Injury Attorneys Announce Free Case Review for ... (press release)February 1, 2012

Los Angeles Personal Injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson has announced free case review by top personal injury lawyers for victims of auto accidents including car wrecks, truck accidents, medical malpractice, dog bite injuries, bicycle accidents, ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Venable Adds Stroock's Koffler to Head N.Y. Real Estate Practice
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

Venable LLP (1214L), the Washington-based law firm, hired Peter G. Koffler, a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, as the firm expands its New York real estate practice. Koffler joined Venable's New York office and will lead its real estate group, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Cuccinelli says $36 mill eminent domain costs now borne by landowners (blog)February 2, 2012

The bill in question provides for compensation for lost profits and access in eminent domain cases, and Cuccinelli is passionate about making it tougher for governments to use eminent domain to take private property. The bill — from Del.more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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What's Up Doc?
Mesquite Citizen JournalFebruary 9, 2012

It is words on paper, so you don't have a photographic depiction, but you get the idea about how restrictive they wanted to be, especially when it comes to architectural styles, and the tone of the community. The Declaration of the Covenants, ...more »

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USDOJ: Three Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)February 9, 2012

WASHINGTON – Three Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty today for their roles in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of ...more »

Title Litigation
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George F. Will: Niggling campaign laws are squeezing the life from free speech
National PostFebruary 2, 2012

A Washington state law is notably protective of the political class: There must be litigation before a campaign to recall a public official can start, and lawyers are essentially forbidden from volunteering their help with that litigation.more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
EIN News (press release)February 29, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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City sign change could mean more business
Mount Airy NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Under existing regulations in the Mount Airy Zoning Ordinance, the size of signs promoting Sheetz or other businesses that might locate in that area is limited. While those restrictions would not hamper the ability to reach potential customers ...more »


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