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He legally hacks criminal minds
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

The cyber law in India is good, but police need to be trained adequately for these laws to be implemented. I've introduced a course at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, and am getting top cops acquainted with cyber crime.more »

The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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On Chinese New Year, Beijing Loses Part of Its Memory: Adam Minter
BloombergFebruary 3, 2012

It was a perfect day to break the law. The managers at Beijing's Fuheng Real Estate, a subsidiary of a state-owned company, surely knew this. For years, they've wanted to demolish the former courtyard residence of Liang Sicheng, the undisputed father ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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HRH Premier Chairs Regular Cabinet Meeting
Bahrain News AgencyFebruary 12, 2012

(BNA) – Marking the anniversary of the National Action Charter, which was approved by 98,4% of the Bahraini citizens and laid the foundation for an ambitious national project that yielded constitutional and institutional development, the Cabinet has ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Early signs suggest growth in demand for warehouse space
Contra Costa TimesFebruary 2, 2012

Business leaders and market reports from local brokerage offices suggest that demand for space within the inland region's many warehouses is increasing. "We see industrial commercial and real estate prices stabilizing. We don't see prices declining in ...more »

Shapps unveils NewBuy mortgage guarantee scheme
The GuardianFebruary 1, 2012

A government scheme aimed at kick-starting the housing market by underwriting 95% mortgages will be available to people spending up to £500000 on a new-build property, the housing minister has announced. The NewBuy Guarantee scheme, which will be ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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GGBL signs partnership to make Alcohol education mandatory for commercial drivers
Myjoyonline.comFebruary 13, 2012

The Road Safety Traffic Act 2004, Act 683 provides that the Minister may by legislative instrument make Regulations for the effective implementation of the Act and in particular for prescribing of the issue and particulars of driving licenses among ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community ...
Insurance News Net (press release)February 6, 2012

... Virginia field hearing on "The State of Manufactured Housing " for a probe of specific aspects of the HUD manufactured housing program, including its implementation of the 2000 law and its excessive budget, appropriations requests and misspending.more »

Residential Real Estate
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Developments Get Back to the Plan
Wall Street JournalFebruary 3, 2012

As more financing and private-equity investments begin to flow into residential real estate, some mothballed development plans are being revitalized. By ROBBIE WHELAN On Tuesday, bulldozers rumbled to a start and launched the construction of Great Park ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Yakima Co. appoints committee to find savings in justice budget
Yakima Herald-RepublicFebruary 5, 2012

In addition to Hutton, the appointees are David Thorner, a partner in the prominent Yakima law firm of Thorner, Kennedy & Gano, and David Connell, retired president of SECO Construction Supply of Yakima. Underlying the need for an independent panel of ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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K&L Gates: On Notice - February 2012: TUPE
JD Supra (press release)February 3, 2012

The Court also considered the other employees' restrictive covenants, which included a 12 month non-compete covenant preventing the employees from being employed by any of the claimant's past or present customers. To be enforceable a restrictive ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Texas Protects Commercial Landowners' Property Rights
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 2, 2012

A Texas eminent domain lawyer can help commercial landowners understand and defend their rights if they are facing government interference with their property. February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Texas is a state with historically strong property ...more »

Title Litigation
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Team of International Litigation and Arbitration Lawyers Joins Brown Rudnick's ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 13, 2012

BOSTON & LONDON, Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the US and Europe, today announced that a highly regarded international litigation and arbitration team has joined the Firm's London office.more »

Foreclosure
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Where Are America's Most Miserable Cities?
TIMEFebruary 6, 2012

The magazine's methodology included looking at factors like violent crime, underemployment rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices and political corruption. They also took quality of life into consideration, looking at commute times, weather and yes, ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Boone County Board to give wind farm law a closer look
Rockford Register StarFebruary 5, 2012

Staman said the township board is neutral on the project, but it has concerns about damage to roads during construction, decommissioning turbines once their useful life is over and how far turbines could be placed from homes.more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Strong Fourth Quarter and Year ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 23, 2012

The Trust expects to meet the REIT Exemption once the Federal Budget proposals clarifying the application of the rules for REIT Exemption from income tax are re-introduced and passed. The effective date of the proposed legislation is January 1, ...more »

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