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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 »

'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

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Building Codes
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Seyfarth Shaw National Labor & Employment Chair Lisa Damon Named "Employment ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

Damon was a founding partner of Seyfarth's Boston office and has overseen its growth from seven lawyers to more than 80, with practice groups in real estate, corporate, and litigation, as well as labor & employment. An ABA Journal article, "Legal...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. Supports Washington Brake Regulation, Calls for ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

The fibers are sometimes used in brake pads as well many other industrial and commercial products. The Better Brakes Law is Washington's attempt to protect its auto-mechanics and environment from exposure to asbestos and other toxins.more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Buchanan adds two from Thorp Reed
Bizjournals.comFebruary 9, 2012

Trudgen focuses his practice on commercial and corporate finance, acquisition finance, commercial leasing and commercial real estate finance. Patty Tascarella covers banking, finance, legal, marketing and advertising and foundations.more »

Kiwibank cuts some mortgage rates
National Business ReviewFebruary 2, 2012

I think I'll buy a house in the USA where house prices are more affordable and I can get a mortgage at 4.0% fixed for 30 years! It is almost like free money. When the inflation rate here hits 10% and mortgages are 15% house prices will tank as no one ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

Mark D. Sikes, Attorney at Law, PO Drawer 52606 Lafayette, LA 70505-2606 (337) 232-2606 Counsel for Defendant/Appellee: Wiilischild Oil & Gas Corp. Nancy Scott Degan, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, 201 St. Charles Ave., #3600 New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Property4east and Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland and Christies present the ...
ReutersFebruary 3, 2012

It continues to surprise suppliers of real estate that, thanks to the cooperation between the marketing company, Property4east, and Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland, East European investors, amongst others, are able to lay their hands on exclusive ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Meet the Companies Behind the Super PACs
ABC News (blog)February 2, 2012

Two landmark 2010 court cases, Citizens United and, have moved us into brave new territory: corporations spending unlimited sums on politics — and, for the first time, disclosing it. With Tuesday's release of Federal Election Commission ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Non-Compete Agreements For Security Guards (and now, Bouncers) May Be “Non ...
JD Supra (press release)February 23, 2012

Pullman & Comley LLC Connecticut Employment Law Blog Regardless, employers should be aware of the restrictions this law places and draft any restrictive covenants to comply with this law.more »

Eminent Domain
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Homeowners gather to learn discuss legal options in diversion battle
WDAYFebruary 7, 2012

Nearly one hundred people gathered in the Christine Community center to learn about eminent domain and property acquisition. Nothing is for certain yet, but now with only congressional approval needed, homeowners who might be bought out because of the ...more »

Title Litigation
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Local Law School Sued Over Job Statistics
KGTV San DiegoFebruary 3, 2012

The new accusations come at a time when another local law school is currently in litigation over similar allegations. For nearly 90 years, California Western School of Law has educated aspiring attorneys, but the school now finds itself on the wrong ...more »

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Is the Bank Foreclosure Deal Good Enough?
NewsweekFebruary 14, 2012

... have been waiting for,” Harris wrote to the settlement's committee chairs, just nine months into her job, noting that more than half a million more homes in her state had fallen into the foreclosure process since discussions had begun in late 2010.more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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County delays casino-area zoning plan
Columbus DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

Some business owners told county commissioners that the city's zoning will encourage business growth because it provides specific rules and regulations on subjects such as building setbacks. James Schimmer, the county's economic-development director, ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Acquires Medical Office Buildings in ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 3, 2012

2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II (formerly known as Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II) announced today that it has acquired three medical office buildings in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina for an aggregate purchase ...more »


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