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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...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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Malawians may take law in their hands- Law Society
Nyasa TimesFebruary 2, 2012

By Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times Malawi Law Society president John Gift Makhwawa fears citizens may resort in taking the law into their own hands with no dispensation of justice as the judiciary is completely paralysed following court workers industrial...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Pro-Obama Super PAC gets donations from real estate firm, Hollywood
Washington PostFebruary 3, 2012

Priorities USA Action, an independent group founded by former Obama aides, raised $4.4 million in 2011 from donors that included: — John C. Law, the managing director of Warland Investments, a commercial real estate and investment firm in Santa Monica ...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 »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Capital Power Income L.P. and CPI Preferred Equity Ltd. Announce Name Changes
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

... Capital Power Income LP (the Partnership) and CPI Preferred Equity Ltd. (the Corporation), subsidiaries of Atlantic Power Corporation (Atlantic Power), announced that the Partnership has changed its name to "Atlantic Power Limited Partnership" and ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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VY decision could have far-reaching ramifications
Brattleboro ReformerFebruary 3, 2012

In that case, which was decided in 1983, California refused to allow the construction of a new nuclear power plant because there was no adequate plans to deal with high-level nuclear waste. The state's resource commission had ruled that a new power ...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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Trial Of Cambodia Khmer Rouge Jailer Duch Exerted Mental Toll On Survivors
Asian Scientist MagazineFebruary 3, 2012

In addition to testifying as witnesses to corroborate the prosecution's case, survivors of Cambodia's 1975-1979 genocide can also share their suffering with the court as “civil parties” entitled to “collective and moral reparations”.more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Moog Announces Contract for High Lift System on COMAC C919 Commercial Transport
MarketWatch (press release)February 14, 2012

Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to several factors, ...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 »

Title Litigation
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'No win, no fee' litigation reforms pushed back by six months
Legal WeekFebruary 1, 2012

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced the delay earlier this week (30 January), with the decision taken to allow law firms and legal businesses more time to prepare themselves for the implications of the changes. The civil litigation reforms, ...more »

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Credit Suisse, Standard, BAA, Glaxo, AIG, Apple in Court News
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

Standard Life Wins $157 Million Insurance Suit Over Lehman Loss Standard Life Plc (SL/) won a 100 million pound ($157 million) case over whether insurers, including ACE European Group Ltd., had to pay for losses on asset-backed securities after the ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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P&Z Director Explains New Sign Rules
Westport NowFebruary 13, 2012

Laurence Bradley, Westport Planning & Zoning Director, today detailed new regulations that Westport merchants must comply with following the Feb. 9 Planning & Zoning Commission approval of an amendment allowing all merchants in commercial zones to have ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Boardwalk REIT responds to Edmonton Journal article on Alberta Minimum Housing ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)February 27, 2012

Firstly, the Article states that Boardwalk has long pressed for changes to the Standards and has repeatedly tried to have Alberta's safety laws overturned by the Courts. This assertion is incorrect. Boardwalk sought judicial review of the Standards in ...more »


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