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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 »

Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

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Building Codes
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Drama in the wings as flipping fraud trial begins
Sarasota Herald-TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

He is being represented by Tampa attorney Anne Borghetti. It pits brother against brother, a father against his sons and federal prosecutors against an aggressive criminal defense attorney who already has rattled them with her combative demeanor and ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Brothels: Sex in the suburbs
New Zealand HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

Each public furore brings calls to revisit (or tear up) the Prostitution Reform Act or to ban the industry from residential areas. But is the legislation to blame or is it the way councils (and other agencies) have dealt with it? The act made it clear ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Business Observer for Sunday, Feb, 5
Fayetteville ObserverFebruary 5, 2012

Miranda was chosen for her practice in bankruptcy and creditor and debtor rights. Hutchens was chosen for his practice in business litigation. The NC State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners announced candidates who successfully completed ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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KROLOP v. NATIONAL ECON CORPORATION
Leagle.comFebruary 10, 2012

National filed a separate action against Krolop for breach of contract, common counts, open book account, reasonable value, and foreclosure on mechanic's lien. The matters were consolidated and tried together. Following an 11-day trial, the jury denied ...more »

Obama Proposes Mortgage Relief, With Romney in Mind
New York TimesFebruary 1, 2012

More than half of all homeowners in Las Vegas, he added, were underwater on their mortgages, meaning that what they owe is more than their house is worth. Mr. Obama's reference to Las Vegas hardly seemed accidental. In October, Mr. Romney told the ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Exploitation Of Hydrocarbon Resources In Cyprus
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 6, 2012

The construction and the development cost of the relevant pipeline should reach 3,5 billion dollars, whereas the cost of the plant should raise from 8 to 12 billion dollars. Based on EU reports, Cyprus Republic is classified as an emergent market for ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Resolute Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter and 2011 Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

The public is invited to join the call at (866) 696-5910 (pass code 1038311) at least fifteen minutes before its scheduled start time.A simultaneous webcast will also be available using the link provided under "Presentations and Webcasts" in the ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Grayson & Grayson LA Personal Injury Lawyers to Offer Legal Assistance to ...
PR.com (press release)February 16, 2012

Los Angeles Personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson is now providing legal representation for hit and run accident victims. Los Angeles personal injury lawyers from Grayson & Grayson will be offering victims of hit and run incidences free initial ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Landlords, Realtors dispute Sheboygan vacant properties law
The Sheboygan PressFebruary 4, 2012

Local real estate agents and apartment owners say they want a new city program that catalogs vacant properties to be altered or scrapped altogether. "This is an illegal ordinance," said Sandy Bahr, president of the Lakeshore Apartment Association, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Hedge of protection
The Free Lance-StarFebruary 8, 2012

City of New London, Conn., Virginia did pass a law providing some protection against takings for economic development. After all, why should a city or county be allowed to exercise eminent domain and seize your property just because Bob the Developer ...more »

Title Litigation
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Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti Add Two to Legal Team
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Mr. Arnold practices general litigation, including commercial and construction disputes as well as municipal matters and eminent domain proceedings. His experience in construction litigation has involved representing owners, general contractors, ...more »

Foreclosure
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The great foreclosure debacle
Nassau GuardianFebruary 6, 2012

Crime levels go up and juvenile delinquency becomes the order of the day. If the FNM wishes to be returned to high office relief from foreclosure is a 'guaranteed' way to secure the same. Failure so to do and that party may as well 'kiss' it goodbye.more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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City board favors signage change
Mount Airy NewsFebruary 3, 2012

A change in city zoning regulations that would allow businesses to attract more customers seems on its way to approval after a Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday afternoon. Allowing larger signs for an area in the southern part of town ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Personal Finance: REITs such as CBL offer investor benefits
Chattanooga Times Free PressFebruary 29, 2012

Congress enacted legislation in 1960 that created REITs as a means of enhancing real estate investment opportunities for the general public. Recognizing the capital intensity and long-term nature inherent in large real estate ventures, ...more »

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