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Monday: More Americans are facing eviction. Why is that? And is St ...
KBIAApril 1, 2017

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon on Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live. Evictions.more »

Umatilla fire chief's crash went unreported; former mayor seeks investigation
East Oregonian (subscription)April 1, 2017

He also was under an administrative investigation at the time, but he nor the fire board revealed why and the outcome has not been publicized. A few months later, Roxbury ran for a seat on the Umatilla City Council and won 59 percent of the vote ...more »

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Building Codes
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How Blockchain Can Be Applied To Real Estate Law
Law360 (subscription)April 10, 2017

Real estate transactions are steeped in traditions that have hardly changed over hundreds of years. Today, as computer-based property recording systems are prevalent in our cities but roll out at a snail's pace in rural areas (often hindered by ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Hemp lawsuit in federal court alleges DEA overstepped on "extracts" rule
The CannabistApril 5, 2017

In the opening brief, Hoban and fellow attorneys utilize case law, congressional testimony and statutes including the Controlled Substances Act to argue that the extracts rule should be invalidated or amended to remove phrasing that indicates ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Albert becomes partner in real estate group in Denver
The Marshall Democrat-NewsApril 3, 2017

With more than 650 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 24 offices, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2016). Albert focuses her practice on commercial real estate ...more »

Our View on the Impact of Monetary Policy on the Agency Mortgage Market
ForbesApril 22, 2017

A Path to Stabilization. Looking back on the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve moved aggressively to ease monetary policy in support of the economy. The result? They quickly came up against the zero bound of interest rates and ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Brokerage firm in EB-5 fraud case agrees to $150M settlement
vtdigger.orgApril 13, 2017

Goldberg filed a separate lawsuit in May against Quiros, the brokerage firm Raymond James, and Joel Burstein, Quiros' former son-in-law, who served as the branch manager of a Raymond James office in Coral Gables, Florida. That lawsuit accuses the ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Law firm disputes W.Va. water quality permit for pipeline
Roanoke TimesApril 11, 2017

An environmental law firm contends that a West Virginia state agency acted prematurely, relied on incomplete information and otherwise erred last month when granting a water quality permit for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. Appalachian ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Real Estate & Construction Law Update
JD Supra (press release)April 3, 2017

Act 116 of 2016, commonly referred to as the “Tenant Death Law,” allows a personal representative to terminate a residential lease between a tenant who has died during the lease term and that person's former landlord. This amendment went into effect ...more »

Eminent Domain
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North Dakota Legislature Backs Flood Protection Bill
U.S. News & World ReportApril 27, 2017

The Minot City Council's Finance and Improvements Committee has suggested that the city seek proposals from law firms to handle future eminent domain cases. The committee also suggested that Minot extend the contract with its current law firm for one ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Understanding endeavours clauses: best, reasonable and all reasonable
Lexology (registration)April 18, 2017

But an agreement that one party will use certain endeavours, for example, to obtain a planning permission, s.106 agreement or the release of a restrictive covenant, are in principle enforceable. ... On the subject of whether all reasonable endeavours ...more »

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Moving day for Mayor Francis Slay
kplr11.comApril 17, 2017

During his stint in office, Mayor Slay says the city has witnessed the September 11 terror attacks, two recessions, and a foreclosure crisis, which affected the most challenged neighborhoods in St Louis. Costs went up and revenues were flat, ... Also ...more »

Title Litigation
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PTO Litigation Report – April 10, 2017
The National Law ReviewApril 10, 2017

Co-pending Litigation – Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al v. Motorola Mobility LLC .... Under certain state laws the following statements may be required on this website and we have included them in order to be in full compliance with these rules. The ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 10, 2017)
National Real Estate InvestorApril 10, 2017

Trump-Taxes: President Scraps Tax Plan, Timetable Threatened “President Donald Trump has scrapped the tax plan he campaigned on and is going back to the drawing board in a search for Republican consensus behind legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax ...more »


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