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Obituary: Robert Montague, attorney and veteran, dies at 73
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2017

Montague spent the bulk of his legal career practicing securities law and corporate finance at Robins Kaplan after moving the family to the Twin Cities in the mid-1980s and spent much of his career working for Best Buy. That meant a steady diet of late ...more »

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of feints and false advertising
ABC NewsApril 1, 2017

FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont. President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects ...more »

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Building Codes
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Investors, Lenders More Optimistic About Real Estate | Daily ...
Daily Business Review (registration)April 20, 2017

Results are in: Confidence is high in the commercial real estate sector, according to Akerman's eighth annual U.S. Real Estate Sector Report.more »

Industrial Development Issues
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To the Governor: West Virginia Passes Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming
Tenth Amendment Center (blog)April 5, 2017

Under the proposed law, any person with a license could plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, and buy industrial hemp. The licensing program is “shall issue,” meaning the Department of Agriculture would be required to issue a license to any ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings
Virginian-PilotApril 1, 2017

Trump's son-in-law and daughter are holding onto to scores of real estate investments, part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets, while they serve in White House jobs, new financial disclosures show. Kushner resigned from more than 260 ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Third Circuit Holds That Post-Petition Filing of NJ Construction Lien Violates the Automatic Stay
JD Supra (press release)April 18, 2017

The Third Circuit case, In re Linear Electric Company, Inc., concerns the relationship between New Jersey construction lien law and federal bankruptcy law. Under New Jersey law, any contractor, subcontractor, or supplier who provides work, services, ...more »

Wintrust Mortgage Review 2017
NerdWallet (blog)April 4, 2017

Best known in the Chicagoland area, Wintrust Mortgage is a full-service home-loan lender with a wide variety of mortgage products. Though it doesn't tout itself as an online company, Wintrust has a surprising number of web-based resources not always ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Rental Housing Inspection Program becomes city law
Oskaloosa HeraldApril 5, 2017

A similar resolution was approved for the Sheriff Avenue Reconstruction project. De Long Construction Inc. was awarded the contract for that project. • A resolution approving the North 11th Street and J Avenue East Intersection repair project. • A ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Volunteers needed to help guard sturgeon
Cheboygan Daily TribuneApril 7, 2017

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY – The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow in Cheboygan County is seeking volunteers to join in its effort, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement and Fisheries Divisions, ... Lake ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Tribe: U.S. Supreme Court decision raises hopes for casino in Taunton
Taunton Daily GazetteApril 4, 2017

... after a different judge on the opposite side of the country came to the opposite conclusion regarding the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which had already broken ground on the First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton — causing construction to grind to a ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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NJ Justices Update Real Estate Contract Cancellation Rules
New Jersey Law JournalApril 3, 2017

Guerrero's attorney, Martin Liberman, said the community of real-estate lawyers had been waiting for an update to the 1983 ruling. "The law has finally changed," said Liberman, who runs a firm in Morristown. "This was a perfect case for appellate review.".more »

Eminent Domain
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US family stranded on south side of border fence
CNNApril 4, 2017

The government acquired the land from ranchers and farmers under a law known as "eminent domain." A CNN analysis of more than 400 federal lawsuits filed in connection with the border fence found that landowners always lost their property. In many cases ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Royal, PC Welcomes Daniel Carr
Business West (blog)April 13, 2017

NORTHAMPTON — Attorney Daniel Carr has joined Royal, P.C., the management-side-only labor and employment law firm, and will focus his practice in labor law and complex employment litigation. Carr's practice includes matters ... His preventive work ...more »

Foreclosure
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Granger at the Movies: 'Going in Style,' 'The Boss Baby,' T2: 'Trainspotting'
Westport NowApril 11, 2017

Joe (Michael Caine) comes up with the idea of an armed robbery after conferring with a sleazy Williamsburg Savings Bank manager (Josh Pais) about his adjustable mortgage that has suddenly tripled, threatening him, his divorced daughter and beloved ...more »

Title Litigation
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Xarelto Makers Want Plaintiffs' Litigation Funding Info
Delaware Law WeeklyApril 10, 2017

Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals filed a motion late last week requesting that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas compel discovery on the topic of third-party litigation funding. The motion specifically asks for information regarding whether any ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Dream Industrial Real Estate Invest Trst (DIR.UN) Receives Sector Perform Rating from Scotiabank
Transcript DailyApril 20, 2017

... providing predictable and sustainable cash distributions to unitholders while prudently managing its capital structure over time, and maintaining a REIT that satisfies the REIT exception under the specified investment flow-through (SIFT ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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More than 200 sign petitions requesting hearing on reopening of W.Va. exotic-dance clubs
Herald-Mail MediaApril 5, 2017

Though the county has an ordinance that restricts the location of exotic-entertainment clubs within 2,000 feet of schools, churches, parks and homes, the council told alcohol-control officials in February that state law regarding zoning regulations ...more »

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