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'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

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Building Codes
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On the Move
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderFebruary 6, 2012

Jones joined the firm in 2004, and his practice areas include business law, energy, environmental law, governmental law and mergers and acquisitions. Power joined the firm in 2006, and his practice areas include commercial law, employment law, ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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BIO Testifies on Importance of Prompt Enactment of PDUFA V Recommendations
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Richard Pops, Chairman and CEO of Alkermes plc, testified today on behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health during a hearing entitled ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Better Buildings Reborn as National Real Estate Operations Publication
Business Wire (press release)February 3, 2012

ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. ALM's market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Roofing bills paid, owners still hit with liens
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewFebruary 1, 2012

But then, the couple found out they were among 17 Westmoreland County property owners facing mechanics' liens totaling more than $64000 because the roofing company allegedly failed to pay the material supplier, Wisconsin-based ABC Supply Co.more »

3 Ex-Traders at Credit Suisse Charged With Fraud
New York TimesFebruary 2, 2012

These banks were later forced to take billions of dollars of losses when the housing market collapsed. Mortgage securities were at the center of the SEC's 2010 lawsuit against Goldman Sachs that accused the bank of securities fraud, a case that Goldman ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community ...
Insurance News Net (press release)February 6, 2012

... Virginia field hearing on "The State of Manufactured Housing " for a probe of specific aspects of the HUD manufactured housing program, including its implementation of the 2000 law and its excessive budget, appropriations requests and misspending.more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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AlphaNorth Asset Management Announces Filing of Final Prospectus for ... (press release)February 1, 2012

1, 2012 /CNW/ - AlphaNorth Asset Management is pleased to announce that AlphaNorth 2012 Flow-Through Limited Partnership (the "Partnership") has filed a final prospectus in connection with its initial public offering of limited partnership units to ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Gryphon Gold Provides Update on Borealis Gold Project
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

Construction of the project began in June 2011 and the leaching cycle began in late September 2011 with the first shipment of loaded carbon accomplished in October 2011. Despite the rapid move to commercial shipments of loaded carbon and ultimately ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Real estate broker faces obstruction charges
Ottawa CitizenFebruary 3, 2012

By Maria Cook, Ottawa Citizen February 3, 2012 12:00 AM An Ottawa real estate broker is facing 18 charges under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, which she says stem from false allegations made by "disgruntled exagents.more »

Eminent Domain
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Neighbors Head to Tally to Fight FSDB Eminent Domain Bill
First Coast NewsFebruary 1, 2012

A bill that would give the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind the power of eminent domain passed a legislative committee today. A group of about a dozen concerned neighbors left for Tallahassee shortly before 4 this morning to voice their opposition ...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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Traffickers Launder $85bn a Year in US
InSight CrimeFebruary 9, 2012

El Universal reports that the Jennifer Shasky, chief of the department's Asset Foreclosure and Money Laundering Section, said the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the largest in Mexico, uses shell companies registered in the US as part of its money-laundering ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Corbett: Keep Local Zoning Restrictions In The Impact Fee
StateImpact PennsylvaniaFebruary 1, 2012

“Consistency” is a term the Marcellus Shale Coalition has repeatedly used, when making the argument that different zoning and regulation in different municipalities hampers drilling companies' efforts to expand. Corbett's letter comes six days before ...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 »


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