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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

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Building Codes
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Albany Times UnionFebruary 9, 2012

Carter Conboy, an Albany law firm, was named Best Law Firm in the areas of Appellate Law, Insurance Law, Real Estate Law, and Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, and Professional Liability defense by US News Media Group and Best Lawyers for ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Senate poised to pass aviation bill (blog)February 6, 2012

By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer The Senate will vote Monday afternoon on a House-passed bill aimed at improving the nation's aviation infrastructure and modernizing air traffic control systems. The bill would provide more than $60 ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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INFLUENCE GAME: Big donors and what they want
Fox NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Some are pressing for new laws or regulations that would benefit their interests in energy, mining and high finance. The Associated Press reviewed financial reports, regulatory filings, court records, public statements and more to identify favors that ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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New lien filed against SportsQuest
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

A contractor has filed a mechanic's lien against Sports-Quest for $497057.26 worth of unpaid bills for work on the sports complex in Chesterfield County. The Jan. 25 filing is the third of its kind since June and brings the total amount of unpaid work ...more »

American Foreclosure Bottoms at Atlanta Tower Auction: Mortgages
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 6, 2012

Atlanta's 55-story Bank of America Plaza, the tallest tower in the Southeast, is set to be sold at an open outcry auction on the steps of the Fulton County Courthouse tomorrow after landlord BentleyForbes missed mortgage payments.more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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MoverS & Shakers
Hartford BusinessFebruary 5, 2012

Peter J. Martin has been named a partner in the Construction & Public Contracts Law Group at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Hartford. His practice emphasizes litigating construction and surety disputes. Also, Luke R. Conrad has joined as an associate ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Martin Midstream Partners LP Announces Direct Purchase and Sale Plan for ...
GlobeNewsWire (press release)February 1, 2012

Martin Midstream Partners is a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. The Partnership's primary business lines include: terminalling and storage services for ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Syracuse Car Accident Attorney Joins Call for Crackdown on Drugged Driving
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

New York personal injury lawyer Scott C. Gottlieb of the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates says he supports improving technology and training for local law enforcement in their efforts to stem the rising threat of drugged driving accidents.more »

Residential Real Estate
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Great Falls man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting real estate agent
Great Falls TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

... sexually assaulting a Great Falls real estate agent in May. Bradley Joseph Crisman was arrested May 12 after the agent told law enforcement that he tied her up and attempted to sexually assault her after she showed him a home on Upper River Road.more »

Eminent Domain
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Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Eminent Domain: Cons and Pros
JD Supra (press release)February 4, 2012

Virginia Local Government Law Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Eminent Domain: Cons and Pros By: Andrew McRoberts. Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 The proposed eminent domain constitutional amendment is pending at the 2012 Virginia General Assembly.more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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KCS Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents in Connection with KCSR's 8 ...
Business Wire (press release)February 8, 2012

485188AG1) (the “Notes”), the requisite consents to adopt the proposed amendments to amend the related indenture to eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants contained therein (the “Proposed Amendments”) described in the Offer to ...more »

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Realtor: Banks have no incentive to avoid foreclosure
Yuma SunFebruary 5, 2012

But after nearly three years and billions of dollars later, homes across the country continue to be foreclosed and put up for auction at trustee sales. Yuma County alone had over 260 trustee sales in January. And despite all the discussion and ...more »

Title Litigation
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Mahwah Business Owner Named 'Distinguished Citizen'
Patch.comFebruary 5, 2012

The honorees are Kristine Denning, a 1990 graduate of Ramapo College who is a partner in the law firm of Harwood Lloyd, Hackensack, in the firm's Insurance Litigation Department; Richard A. De Silva, the owner of Liberty Subaru and MV-1, ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Freeth Cartwright LLP | Real Estate Bulletin: Winter 2011 - 2012
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 6, 2012

The Finance Bill contains draft legislation easing some of the conditions to be met by companies wishing to join the REIT regime. Companies and groups of companies satisfying certain conditions can elect to convert to REIT status and take the benefit ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Council moves to shut down MMJ outlets
The ColoradoanFebruary 8, 2012

Changing zoning regulations to allow the practice would take three to six months, officials said. Another issue yet to be resolved is how many plants may be grown in multifamily buildings. State law allows a caregiver to assist up to five patients with ...more »


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