Real Estate Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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The strange laws of Destin - Northwest Florida Daily News
The Northwest Florida Daily NewsApril 1, 2017

Nine ordinances on the books that will make you scratch your head.more »

When a tax refund means bankruptcy
News-Herald.comApril 1, 2017

Many consumers rely on their refunds as a way to manage big expenses. “People use it to get caught up on rent or bills, and if they're too far behind to get caught up, they hire a bankruptcy attorney to discharge their debts,” says Roger Bertling, an ...more »

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Building Codes
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Accolades for area real estate agents, April 30, 2017
Reading EagleApril 30, 2017

She also attended the Real Estate Institute at Temple University and completed studies in real estate law, business management, marketing, finance, appraisal, construction, development, investment and brokerage. Reddington has earned the Graduate, ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust Provides Update ...
Yahoo FinanceApril 19, 2017

Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (“Agellan”) (ACR-UN.TO) provided an update today on positive leasing activity that occurred during the first ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC Adds Experienced Litigation and Commercial Real Estate Attorneys
EconoTimesApril 4, 2017

PLANO, Texas, April 03, 2017 -- Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (FBFK), a full-service business law firm located in North Texas, continues its strategic growth with the addition of four highly experienced attorneys focusing on commercial litigation ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Tahoe Reno Industrial Center spends $140K to remove Storey County sheriff
Reno Gazette JournalApril 7, 2017

The Tahoe Reno Industrial Center has spent $142,054 trying to unseat Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro, who faces several allegations of misconduct and a recall election next week, according to a report from the Nevada Secretary of State. ... “I am ...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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Portland Public Schools' contracting goof sparks dispute as district seeks $790 million construction bond
Portland TribuneApril 27, 2017

Portland Public Schools mistakenly awarded a $300,000 pre-construction contract, one that's potentially worth millions more, to an out-of-state bidder even though a local architecture team with a woman- and minority-owned partner scored higher in the ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Beware Diversity Trap in Federal Court Business Divorce Cases Involving LLCs
JD Supra (press release)April 3, 2017

Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, requiring either the presence of a claim arising under federal law — so-called federal question jurisdiction — or the opposing litigants are citizens of different states — so-called diversity ...more »

Construction Litigation
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US Supreme Court lets Cowlitz ruling stand, 'good news' for Taunton casino prospects
Taunton Daily GazetteApril 3, 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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Schwartz Realty Offers Amazing real estate services
Digital JournalApril 12, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - April 12th, 2017 - Schwartz Realty provides full-service real estate brokerage consistent results while delivering the highest level of customer service to buyers and sellers in the Greater Las Vegas Region. Services they offer ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Rail eminent domain changes win legislative approval
nwitimes.comApril 10, 2017

Eric Holcomb is expected to approve changing the state's eminent domain statute to limit why and how railroads can forcibly purchase private property for new or expanded rail service. The Indiana House voted 96-0 Monday to accept Senate revisions to ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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OFCCP Announces Yet Another New Veteran Hiring Benchmark: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The National Law ReviewApril 5, 2017

She counsels on, investigates and litigates restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes between employers and former employees. Connie has defended complex employment, whistleblower and restrictive covenant litigation across the United States, ...more »

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Public Records
Springfield News SunApril 14, 2017

Sarah DeSantis, 412 E. Madison Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 12-CV-1227 – CitiMortgage Inc., v. Kacy L. Peterson, 318 S. Arlington Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $76,335.45. 12-CV-1228 – Bruce Lasik, 747 ...more »

Title Litigation
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Nashville sued over new affordable housing law - The Tennessean
The TennesseanApril 24, 2017

Metro Nashville was hit with a highly anticipated lawsuit from the free market think tank Beacon Center of Tennessee over a new policy aimed at jump-starting ...more »


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