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

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She's shattering the 'second glass ceiling' and winning billion-dollar trials
Houston ChronicleApril 1, 2017

In the combative environment of commercial litigation - where fees rack up faster than a retiree feeding the penny slots - Hinton knows that the battle can sometimes be avoided. When headstrong clients want to rush to the courthouse, she imagines how ...more »

Clarification regarding amendment in Special Economic Zone Rules No.11
The Dollar BusinessApril 1, 2017

GSR 772(E) dated 05.08.2016 wherein functional operations like Refund, Demand, Adjudication, Review and Appeal are to be made by jurisdictional Customs and Central Excise authorities in accordance with the relevant provisions contained in the Customs ...more »

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Building Codes
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Over A Dozen Firms Guided Q1's Top Real Estate M&A Deals
Law360 (subscription)April 5, 2017

Law360, New York (April 4, 2017, 8:47 PM EDT) -- More than a dozen law firms grabbed work on the world's 10 largest real estate mergers and acquisitions matters in the first quarter, all of which were worth more than $1 billion apiece. While the legal ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Chile's Codelco vows to lead as copper industry faces pay battle
Financial TimesApril 11, 2017

Flanked by oil paintings in the executive dining room of Chile's state-owned copper producer, Oscar Landerretche, chairman of Codelco, returns time and again ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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BenzingaApril 3, 2017

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Mechanic's Liens
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New Bankruptcy Case Limits Assertion of Post-Bankruptcy Construction Liens
JD Supra (press release)April 19, 2017

As a result of this assurance, suppliers and subcontractors were likely encouraged to extend credit and otherwise hold off on immediately asserting construction or mechanics liens to avoid the potential effect of driving a contractor to close (or lose ...more »

Equity-sharing mortgages make a comeback, with Freddie's help
National Mortgage NewsApril 3, 2017

The combination of rising rates and real estate prices has made home buying less affordable, reviving interest in a product that lets consumers borrow against the future equity of their homes. In equity sharing transactions, investors provide ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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What lenders need to know
Lexology (registration)April 4, 2017

These laws have been revised over the years to favor contractors and previous changes were significant—and still ignored: (1) retainage cannot exceed 5 percent of any pay application; (2) if retainage is withheld and the construction contract exceeds ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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New Bahrain laws a major boost to financial sector
Trade ArabiaApril 3, 2017

The programme aims to explain the importance of the Trusts Law, the Investment Limited Partnership and the Protected Cells Companies law to financial institutions and banks in the kingdom, while also promote discussion to support in further enhancing ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Newsmakers: Rupe Helmer Group announces new additions
Tulsa WorldApril 14, 2017

John Windlow was named project engineer and has experience providing transportation design for rural and urban transportation systems, temporary work zone traffic control, construction sequencing, traffic signals, roadway and drainage design. He is a ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Leonard Litwin, New York Real Estate Mogul, Dies at 102
New York TimesApril 3, 2017

... nursery on Long Island, built a New York City residential real estate empire and paid millions to Republican and Democratic leaders to ensure tax breaks, government financing and favorable rent laws, died on Sunday at his home on Long Island, in ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Texas Cattle Raisers Testify in Support of SB 740 for Eminent
MyHighPlainsApril 4, 2017

"Private law abiding citizens should not emerge from the eminent domain process battered, bruised and financially poorer by the deeds of condemnors who are acting as agents of the State of Texas," said Henry in his testimony before the Senate State ...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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Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes
SFGateApril 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to ...more »

Title Litigation
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Wins Finance ...
Business Wire (press release)April 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goldberg Law PC, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Wins Finance Holdings Inc. (“Wins Finance” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WINS). Investors who ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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CT Real Estate Investment Trust Renews Base Shelf Prospectus
StockhouseApril 5, 2017

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, which reflects CT REIT's current expectations regarding future events. Forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Businesses keep eye on zoning regs near landfill
Gillette News RecordApril 5, 2017

Campbell County won't restrict development around its north landfill just yet, as officials review comments from companies that claim the county's proposed zoning regulations would negatively affect their operations. The companies, mostly large coal ...more »


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