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WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

Federal judges troubled, baffled with Texas redistricting
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

Also ruled that the Legislature's maps could not be used without prior approval by Justice Department or US District Court in the District of Columbia under the Voting Rights Act. Texas could still appeal any new maps drawn by the federal courts to the ...more »

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Building Codes
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Scott's Real Estate Investment Trust announces financing and leasing update
Canada NewsWire (press release)February 1, 2012

To find out more about Scott's Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: SRQ.UN), visit our website at This document contains certain information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws.more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Indiana 'right to work' law: what it means for the pro-union Rust Belt
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 7, 2012

Indiana's new 'right to work' law is the first of its kind in the Midwest. But amid the region's disputed union issues, will the right-to-work law mean more jobs or lower wages for all workers? By Mark Guarino, Staff writer / February 7, ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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$1m missing from real-estate agency
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Authorities are investigating after a NSW real-estate agency admitted more than $1 million was missing from its books. NSW Fair Trading has appointed auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to manage Dougmal Harcourts Warilla after discrepancies totalling ...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 »

Citi Stops Using Mortgage Brokers, Stock Going To $35
ForbesFebruary 2, 2012

Citigroup wants complete control over the quality of new mortgage loans it adds to its portfolio, something it aims to achieve by ensuring that all mortgages are henceforth originated directly by the bank, and not through brokers.more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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No construction to be done for months on Milpitas home where death occurred
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 1, 2012

By Lisa Fernandez Construction at the Milpitas site where a carpenter died after being buried in an avalanche of dirt will remain unfinished for months while state agents investigate the accident. City and state authorities have forbidden any building ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Kansas bill seeks to pair undocumented immigrants, jobs
CNNFebruary 3, 2012

The Kansas Business, Workers, Communities Partnership Act would create a state program that matches two groups -- local undocumented immigrants who are low-priority for deportation per federal directives, and employers who have trouble finding and ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Sandy Beach Association to host meeting on Belisle; WORD out of bidding again
Fall River Herald NewsFebruary 2, 2012

By Michael Holtzman Amid much disagreement on the best way to reuse the Belisle School, the Sandy Beach Association has invited representatives of three bidders for the property to make their cases at the neighborhood group's Friday meeting.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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NLDC getting a new identity
TheDay.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Kathleen Edgecomb New London - Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio on Tuesday apologized to property owners whose homes were seized by eminent domain in a case that went all the way to the US Supreme Court in 2005. At the same time, Finizio announced a ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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CDW LLC and CDW Finance Corporation Commence Tender Offer and Consent ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 3, 2012

Notes tendered after the Consent Date, but prior to the Expiration Date, may not be withdrawn, except in limited circumstances where withdrawal rights are required by law. Barclays Capital Inc. is acting as the dealer manager and solicitation agent and ...more »

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Governor Quinn announces Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network
Aledo Times RecordFebruary 1, 2012

Abandoned properties hurt communities by creating blight, attracting crime and reducing the local tax rolls. On average, homes located the same block as a foreclosed property can drop $8000 to $10000 in value, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of ...more »

Title Litigation
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The Wrong End of Lawsuits
Wall Street JournalFebruary 5, 2012

The vulnerability of law firms to client litigation is climbing as the value of the underlying deals, patents and other work for clients rise, insurance brokers say. And because big law firms carry more insurance than smaller firms, the big practices ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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InterRent Announces March 2012 Distributions
Daily Commercial NewsFebruary 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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The POCD: Revising Monroe's Blueprint
Patch.comFebruary 3, 2012

Planning & Zoning Commissioners are starting the process of revising the town Plan of Conservation & Development. By Bill Bittar What kinds of commercial development does Monroe want to see on Main Street? Should zoning regulations encourage ...more »


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