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Public outcry over Internet traffic on the rise: CRTC
Montreal GazetteFebruary 1, 2012

"Within two weeks, I look forward to you either presenting us with a rebuttal of our evidence or providing us with a plan to come into compliance with the (Telecommunications) Act," wrote Andrea Rosen, the CRTC's chief compliance and enforcement ...more »

For trademark licensors, quality-control provisions can prove risky
The National Law JournalFebruary 1, 2012

On the other hand, quality-control provisions that are too onerous or detailed present the risk that the trademark licensor will suffer a tort/products liability exposure for defective goods or services offered by their licensee.more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Fraud calls for new real-estate law
Temple NewsFebruary 14, 2012

DOMINIQUE JOHNSON TTN Judy F. Berman discusses her role at the Regional Housing Legal Services. Judy F. Berman explains why a new real-estate law against fraud is necessary and how owners can protect themselves. The Graduate Economic Student ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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China-based hackers target law firms for secret deal data
The News JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The investigation linked the intrusions to a Chinese effort to scuttle the takeover of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. by BHP Billiton Ltd. as part of the global competition for natural resources, Tobok said. Such stolen data can be worth tens of ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Movers & Shapers: Feb. 2
BurlingtonFreePress.comFebruary 2, 2012

Glass was most recently director of program business development at The Hartford Insurance Group. • Greentree Real Estate in Monkton has hired Scott Meade as associate broker. Mead previously owned Meade Real Estate in Stowe.more »

Key moves for surviving low interest rates
The Associated PressFebruary 1, 2012

For borrowers, the promise of low rates may be the assurance you were seeking to start researching a new car, a mortgage refinancing or to become a homeowner. "Rates have been low for so long now that consumers have gotten complacent about it," said ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Sacre-Coeur Minerals Announces Arrangement of $650000 Credit Facility
MarketWatch (press release)February 4, 2012

Combined net cash flow from the Company's alluvial mining operations and contract drilling division is expected to cover all operating costs, including on-going hard-rock exploration, feasibility studies for development of a portion of its existing ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Guam Guam News Governor Signs 11 Bills Into Law; ASks Legislature to Identify ...
Pacific News CenterFebruary 7, 2012

However, because I also recognize that the goal of the new laws is to afford additional protections to our community, I am now tasked with trying to identify funding to carry out these programs – no easy feat given the carcass that is the General Fund.more »

Residential Real Estate
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Buyer beware of the unknown
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

Other differences when buying property in another state are contained in state-enacted legislation covering everything from building and urban planning through to owners corporations and other areas of real estate-related law.more »

Construction Litigation
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Law Firm Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP Names Three New Partners
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 3, 2012

Since graduating from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, Ginger Hunsucker has been practicing defense litigation at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog with significant experience in medical malpractice and professional...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Council approves Highlands Park documents, hears progress update
Cookeville Herald CitizenFebruary 3, 2012

The first document approved at the meeting, a declaration of protective and restrictive covenants of the park, was revised by city officials and included a few additions added prior to the council meeting. Of those additions, restrictions on wiring and ...more »

Eminent Domain
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NH House passes eminent domain bill without debate
Boston.comFebruary 9, 2012

CONCORD, NH—A bill designed to block the Northern Pass project from using eminent domain to acquire private land passed the New Hampshire House without debate. The bill is championed by many North Country residents worried about the 180-mile ...more »

Title Litigation
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Saul Froomkin QC Joins ISIS Law
BernewsFebruary 1, 2012

ISIS Law Director, Sharon Beesley, said, “Saul has a wealth of experience and we are very excited that he is joining the ISIS Law team. Saul will lead our litigation department and will provide great value to our clients.” Saul Froomkin is one of the ...more »

Foreclosure
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Tackling foreclosures in-house
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineFebruary 2, 2012

And communities will need suggestions that avoid layers of red tape so that abandoned buildings and the problems they can bring — crime and litter, to name a few — can be quickly addressed. Granted, there is no quick fix for the problem; foreclosures...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Plans for Midtown Miami Walmart emerge with zoning request
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Sergio N. Candido The owner of a vacant lot set to become a 160000 square-foot mega Walmart store in Midtown is asking the City of Miami to waive zoning regulations on recently submitted plans for construction of garage entrances and a truck loading ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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New REIT regulation for SA expected in 2013
eProp.co.zaFebruary 20, 2012

The listed property sector has been working with the National Treasury for over five years to formalise REIT legislation in SA. Neither of the current structures - PLS or PUT - offers the uniformity and simplicity to facilitate international investment ...more »

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