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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Brillion Asset Solutions Announces National Networking Program with O'Connor ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- O'Connor Cochran LLP, a Los Angeles-based law firm, announced Wednesday that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Brillion Asset Solutions, Inc., a Newport Beach-based asset management ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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New York appellate court clarifies burden of proof in mechanic's lien...
Lexology (registration)February 24, 2012

In a recent decision by New York's Appellate Division, First Department, the Court once again clarifies that a subcontractor who commences a Mechanic's Lien foreclosure proceeding, bears the burden of establishing the existence of a lien fund.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 »

Reports: 4 traders to be charged over subprimes
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are expected to file charges on Wednesday against four former traders for Credit Suisse, accusing them of inflating the value of subprime mortgages in order to receive bonuses, according to several reports.more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Sunoco CEO Lynn Elsenhans to Step Down
CSNews OnlineFebruary 2, 2012

In regards to how the Sunoco organization will be composed in the future, MacDonald said the company could look like a master limited partnership (MLP). As CSNews Online reported yesterday, Marathon Petroleum Corp. plans to spin off its midstream ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Grayson & Grayson Personal Injury Attorneys Announce Free Case Review for ...
PR.com (press release)February 1, 2012

Los Angeles Personal Injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson has announced free case review by top personal injury lawyers for victims of auto accidents including car wrecks, truck accidents, medical malpractice, dog bite injuries, bicycle accidents, ...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 »

Construction Litigation
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Ishikawajima Constr <5276.T>-2011/12 div forecast
ReutersFebruary 3, 2012

... NOTE - Ishikawajima Construction Materials Co Ltd sells construction materials . If there is no Q1 or Q3 dividend, Q2 will in most cases correspond to the first-half dividend and Q4 to the second-half dividend announced before a new corporate law...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 »

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 »

Title Litigation
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Rottenstein Law Group Learns of Zoloft Manufacturer's Motion to Consolidate 59 ...
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

Pfizer filed the motion on Jan. 18 under the following multi-district litigation number: MDR 2342. The motion's stipulations and some background on the cases that the motion seeks to consolidate are outlined in a Jan. 20, 2012, article on Law.com.more »

Foreclosure
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Anti-tax consultant faces federal trial
WKMG OrlandoFebruary 3, 2012

Mugshot of Doug Guetzloe from May 2011, when he presented himself at the Orange County jail to serve a 60-day sentence for an elections law crime he had unsuccessfully appealed since 2006. He was charged with federal tax crimes days later.more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Judge promises quick decision for Whitefish 'doughnut' injunction
Daily Inter LakeFebruary 7, 2012

Trieweiler pointed out that the city has invested extensive staff time and money into jurisdictional matters such as zoning, along with lakeshore, subdivision, floodplain and other regulations. The damage of imposing county zoning before the merits of ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Governor Announces Appointments to Commissions and Boards
WIBWFebruary 1, 2012

She earned a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Kansas. Mays is also a licensed specialist in Clinical Social Work and a Certified Mediator. (Law Enforcement and JJA Agencies Member) Dona Booe, ...more »

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