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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Real estate broker charged with regulatory offences denies allegations
Ottawa CitizenFebruary 2, 2012

Absolutely nothing has been proven in the court of law.” The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), which regulates the real estate industry, laid the charges. They are related to alleged obstruction of a RECO investigator trying to get information ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Kansas Governor Announces Appointments to Commissions and Boards
Kansas City infoZineFebruary 1, 2012

Stephen Hughes, of Overland Park, is President and CEO of Hughes and Company Real Estate Appraisal. The company focuses on residential subdivisions and golf courses. Hughes earned his MBA from the University of Kansas in 1977.more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Florida Lead the US in Foreign Interest in Real Estate Investment
JD Supra (press release)February 2, 2012

Florida Commercial News Twitter: @schechterlaw Eckstein Schechter Law Florida Lead the US in Foreign Interest in Real Estate Investment January 30, 2012 by Rosa Schechter This week, ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Golden Corral on Randall still in a bit of limbo
Chicago Daily HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Transwest is also the subject of a lawsuit brought in Kane County circuit court by unpaid contractors, who have recorded mechanics' liens against the property. The next court date for those suits is Feb. 21. And there are three property tax liens on it ...more »

Shapps unveils NewBuy mortgage guarantee scheme
The GuardianFebruary 1, 2012

A government scheme aimed at kick-starting the housing market by underwriting 95% mortgages will be available to people spending up to £500000 on a new-build property, the housing minister has announced. The NewBuy Guarantee scheme, which will be ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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New law to curb glass-walled buildings in city
EastDay.comFebruary 1, 2012

Under The Shanghai Glass Wall Management Act, future buildings constructed next to crossings cannot include glass walls. The legislation also prohibits them from hospital, school, kindergarten seniors' home and residential buildings of two or more ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Fitch Rates Ventas, Inc.'s $600MM 4.25% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2022 'BBB+'
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

... by the operating partnership of Ventas, Inc. /quotes/zigman/214051/quotes/nls/vtr VTR -0.46% , Ventas Realty, Limited Partnership (Ventas Realty), and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventas Realty, Ventas Capital Corporation (collectively, Ventas).more »

Construction Litigation
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Crisp: Transportation system taking some risky turns
The Times HeraldFebruary 10, 2012

By JOHN M. CRISP It's always interesting when three apparently unrelated news stories materialize coincidentally and provoke a serendipitous question such as, in this case: Aren't we driving (literally) very rapidly in the wrong direction?more »

Residential Real Estate
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Better Buildings Reborn as National Real Estate Operations Publication
MarketWatch (press release)February 3, 2012

"Our annual reader survey indicated a need for more serious, in-depth articles on best practices for building operations and management," said Michael G. Desiato, Vice President and Group Publisher of ALM's Real Estate Media Division.more »

Eminent Domain
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Hoke commissioners won't go along with Aberdeen eminent domain request
Fayetteville ObserverFebruary 7, 2012

What happened: Commissioners voted unanimously to deny the town of Aberdeen, located in nearby Moore County, permission to enforce eminent domain on property located on NC 211 extending into Hoke County to construct a water well.more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Lalezarian's Old Mill Project Restarts
Great Neck RecordFebruary 10, 2012

Board members were prepared to vote on the matter last Thursday, but it was determined during the meeting that a legal notice of the meeting should have been printed in this paper. The study and the opinions from the villages' experts, H2M, ...more »

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Flower Mound squatter avoids hearing, faces eviction
WFAAFebruary 7, 2012

Bank of America said it took ownership of the house in Flower Mound through a foreclosure sale in January. It says it paid more than $400000 for the home that Robinson claimed with a $16 affidavit of adverse possession. His original claim set off a ...more »

Title Litigation
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Company Spotlight: Law Office of Joshua A. Burt
Ventura County StarFebruary 4, 2012

What prompted you to start your own business? I enjoy problem-solving for businesses, big and small, and individuals in need of legal advice. The firm offers legal services in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, employment and complex ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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InterRent Announces March 2012 Distributions
Marketwire (press release)February 22, 2012

InterRent REIT is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust engaged in increasing Unitholder value and creating a growing and sustainable distribution through the acquisition and ownership of multi-residential properties.more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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CB 1 not sold on city's new 'green' zoning
Downtown ExpressFebruary 8, 2012

While CB 1 generally supported the plan, board members committed to preserving the historic characteristics of Tribeca buildings voiced concern that the allowances could result in unlawful aesthetic changes to landmarked buildings without additional ...more »


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