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Congress manifesto stresses on development
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

If voted to power, Congress would lay emphasis on improving the poor law and order situation in the state by making police stations accessible to every citizen and setting up one mahila police station in each district, she added.more »

WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

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Building Codes
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Defense lawyer fights racism in death row cases
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

As director of the criminal justice unit at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Swarns, 43, is one of the most prominent capital-defense lawyers in the country — the rare black woman in a community whose public face is most often white and male.more »

Industrial Development Issues
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'Right to work' set for Indiana Senate approval today; next stop, Gov. Mitch ...
Indianapolis StarFebruary 1, 2012

The divisive and sometimes bitter legislative fight to make Indiana the first industrial state to adopt a "right to work" law ends today. The measure will be voted upon by the Indiana Senate. If it passes -- and even the most ardent opponents expect it ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Foreign Investment in Florida Due in Part to 2011 Florida Legal Reforms and ...
JD Supra (press release)February 2, 2012

Market reports are confirming the great amount of international interest in Florida real estate investment and development. In the last quarter of 2011, one report reveals that Florida took the lion's share in foreign investor interest from the rest of ...more »

Reports: 4 traders to be charged over subprimes
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are expected to file charges on Wednesday against four former traders for Credit Suisse, accusing them of inflating the value of subprime mortgages in order to receive bonuses, according to several reports.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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Construction resumes on most of Cincinnati casino
Dayton Daily NewsFebruary 1, 2012

CINCINNATI — Construction employees were back at work Wednesday on most of the $400 million Cincinnati casino project for the first time since a floor collapse injured 13 workers last week and prompted a shutdown of the construction.more »

Residential 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 »

Construction Litigation
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Stephen Estey Named 'Trial Lawyer of the Year' by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (press release)February 2, 2012

Tovey/Schultz Construction, Inc. (Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Riverside, Case No.: RIC526139). The lawsuit stated Richeson stepped on an unsecured plywood platform and plummeted two stories, suffering significant ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Tortoise Capital Resources Corp. Releases Fiscal 2011 Financial Results
Business Wire (press release)February 14, 2012

The agreement contains various restrictive covenants, with the most significant relating to minimum consolidated fixed charge ratio, the incidence of additional indebtedness, member distributions, extension of guaranties, future investments in other ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Eminent domain bill passes in Virginia Senate
Roanoke TimesFebruary 14, 2012

Representatives of Virginia's counties and cities strenuously oppose it on the grounds it could increase the cost of condemning property, a process known as eminent domain. Joining the Democrats who opposed the resolution were Republican Sens.more »

Title Litigation
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Paris eyes litigation over gravel pit right-of-way
Lewiston Sun JournalFebruary 7, 2012

By Tony Reaves, Staff Writer PARIS — The Board of Selectmen is considering legal action against a landowner who has asserted that he can block certain uses of a right-of-way through his land. At a special meeting Monday night, board members discussed ...more »

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Red Steer site up for sale after foreclosure
The Turlock JournalFebruary 4, 2012

By Sabra Stafford Crime Desk 209-634-9141, ext. 2002 The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene, has sat vacant in the two and a half years since it was ravaged by fire and has now been put up for sale ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Plans for Midtown Miami Walmart emerge with zoning request
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Sergio N. Candido The owner of a vacant lot set to become a 160000 square-foot mega Walmart store in Midtown is asking the City of Miami to waive zoning regulations on recently submitted plans for construction of garage entrances and a truck loading ...more »


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