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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Buyer beware of the unknown
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

Other differences when buying property in another state are contained in state-enacted legislation covering everything from building and urban planning through to owners corporations and other areas of real estate-related law.more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Celebrating a Labour icon
VanguardFebruary 1, 2012

Chief Wogu proceeded to the then Imo State University for his legal study, and finished in 1986 and proceeded to the Nigeria Law School in 1987. In preparation for the onerous task he is now saddled with, Chief Emeka Wogu was appointed a two-term ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Venable Adds Stroock's Koffler to Head N.Y. Real Estate Practice
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

Venable LLP (1214L), the Washington-based law firm, hired Peter G. Koffler, a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, as the firm expands its New York real estate practice. Koffler joined Venable's New York office and will lead its real estate group, ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Russell 150 site auction delayed
Northern Virginia DailyFebruary 4, 2012

The sale was to enforce mechanics' liens against the property. Judge John E. Wetsel Jr. granted a motion in Frederick County Circuit Court on Tuesday from Perry Engineering to postpone the auction of the 150-acre property off US 522.more »

Capstead Mortgage Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)February 1, 2012

DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Capstead Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: CMO) (“Capstead” or the “Company”) today reported net income of $41968000 or $0.43 per diluted common share for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. This compares to net income ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Minooka mulls law on street fundraising
Joliet Herald NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The Will & Grundy Counties Building & Construction Trades Council and the Kankakee/Iroquois Counties Building Trades of the AFL-CIO asked to hold their fundraiser for diabetes research in June. This will be the 26th annual DAD's Day fundraiser for the ...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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Case transferred to district courts: Threat of Musharraf losing his farmhouse ...
DAWN.comFebruary 2, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: As luck would have it for former president Gen (retired) Pervez Musharraf, the ownership case regarding his Chak Shahzad farmhouse has been transferred from Islamabad High Court to the district courts where already over 20000 civil ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free "Keeping Your Home and Avoiding ...
Urban OahuFebruary 1, 2012

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Hawaii operates five residential real estate offices and one satellite office on Oahu with over 450 sales associates and staff serving the communities of East ...more »

Eminent Domain
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American Bar Association
Law.comFebruary 17, 2012

He recently joined us on the faculty of the ALI-ABA eminent domain program in San Diego, and spoke at the 2011 Brigham... ...program the New Jersey State Bar Association and USI Affinity, the bar... The Cuban American Bar Association held its 28th...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Spinoza's Vision of Freedom, and Ours
New York Times (blog)February 5, 2012

No matter what laws are enacted against speech and other means of expression, citizens will continue to say what they believe (because they can), only now they will do so in secret. The result of the suppression of freedom is, once again, ...more »

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County administrator to Forbes magazine after area's low ranking: !@#$%&*!
Palm Beach PostFebruary 9, 2012

Forbes surveyed 200 of the nation's largest metro areas, ranking them on violent crime, unemployment rates, foreclosures, income and property taxes, home prices and political corruption. Less weighty components included commute times, weather and how ...more »

Title Litigation
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Attorney Glenn E. Davis of Gallop Elected Vice Chairman of the Academy of ...
LawfuelFebruary 6, 2012

Glenn E. Davis, Chair of Gallop's Litigation Department, has been elected Vice Chair of the Academy of Antitrust Law of the Litigation Counsel of America™ (LCA). Based in New York, the Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Goodwin Procter | Goodwin Procter: Then and Now
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 23, 2012

Goodwin Procter was instrumental in the creation of the REIT industry, helping craft the underlying legislation known as the Real Estate Investment Trust Act of 1960. Firm partners Allan Higgins and Charlie Post worked with the Treasury Department and ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Developers of project at former Red Avocado site speak against proposed zoning...
Eastern Iowa GovernmentFebruary 17, 2012

Some City Council members also spoke against it but said they were powerless to do anything because the plan complied with zoning regulations. On Feb. 21, the City Council is to consider setting a public hearing for March on changes to the zoning code...more »


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