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Not 'Desperate' for cash: Obama lists his big fundraisers
msnbc.comFebruary 1, 2012

One of the president's top bundlers, former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, recently caused embarrassment for the campaign when his investment firm, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy, triggering an FBI investigation into whether its clients' money had ...more »

Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

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Building Codes
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PASS v. CAPITAL CITY REAL ESTATE LLC
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

JUSTIN PASS, Plaintiff, represented by Henry Ian Pass, LAW OFFICES OF HENRY IAN PASS, Pro Hac Vice. CAPITAL CITY REAL ESTATE, LLC, Defendant, represented by Jason Alejandro Pardo, Pardo & Drazin, LLC. CAPITAL CITY REAL ESTATE, LLC, Defendant, ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Tracing the Effects of Oil and Gas Industry Political Donations
Corporate CounselFebruary 2, 2012

Of 36 US Senators who rank the oil and gas industry among their top 10 contributing industry groups, 31 sponsored or co-sponsored a bill earlier this week to try to push through the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. MapLight, a nonprofit research ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Stanford's bank loaned him money for real estate investments.
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

... Stanford received several hundred million dollars in loans from his Caribbean bank as he expanded his real estate holdings, and as investors he wooed in the US and elsewhere deposited billions in the bank, a business associate testified Tuesday.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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CVR Partners Executive Vice President Kevan Vick Retires
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVR Partners, LP /quotes/zigman/3392110/quotes/nls/uan UAN +0.50% , a master limited partnership and manufacturer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution fertilizer products, announced today that Kevan A.more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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DU law students file lawsuit to protect Arkansas River
9NEWS.comFebruary 1, 2012

Construction of the project will take 28 months to complete and another three to 12 months to take down. It could involve drilling 35 feet deep into bedrock to anchor around 9000 industrial bolts and anchors. The suit contends that the construction...more »

Residential 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 »

Construction Litigation
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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 »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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A Southern California Dream Deferred: Racial Covenants in Los Angeles
KCET (blog)February 22, 2012

Unfortunately the case only dealt with legal statutes, leaving the door open for alternative agreements such as restrictive covenants, which served to perpetuate residential segregation on private properties. Real estate planning boards and developers ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Landowners fight eminent domain in PA gas field
Pike County CourierFebruary 3, 2012

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM The regulators were also supposed to consider whether there would be an "unneeded exercise" of eminent domain _ the often-contentious legal process by which the government, or a party such as a public utility, takes private property ...more »

Title Litigation
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DOAR Litigation Consulting Assists in Victory of Donald Drapkin's Breach-of ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

NEW YORK, Feb 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DOAR Litigation Consulting, the nation's preeminent litigation services company, supported Elkan Abramowitz of Morvillo Abramowitz and David Dunn of Hogan Lovells and their trial team in their successful ...more »

Foreclosure
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Remember these famous American slogans?
Seattle Post IntelligencerFebruary 22, 2012

In 1979, the Ad Council and the National Crime Prevention Council introduced McGruff the Crime Dog to the encourage Americans to help "Take a Bite out of Crime." "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" was a popular phrase in the '70s, after this ad, ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Senior housing plan forces zoning change
Seacoastonline.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Ruth Baker SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Planning Board is set to draft a zoning ordinance amendment to accommodate a 24-unit senior housing proposal by Avesta Housing. The Town Council and Planning Board reviewed several options at a joint meeting ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Seniors' home workers rallying over contracting out
Nanaimo News BulletinFebruary 2, 2012

The rally starts at 11 am in front of Malaspina Gardens, located at 388 Machleary St. It marks one month since employees were given layoff notices by Chartwell Senior's Housing REIT, which operates the long-term care facility.more »

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