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

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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 »

Dealing with non-payment of rent
NewsDayApril 1, 2017

The lessee agrees to occupy and use the property and pay rent for the duration of the contract and lease. Ownership does not pass to the lessee ... Standard lease agreement forms can be obtained from stationery shops or online but it is best to have ...more »

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Building Codes
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Real estate developers turn to courts to counter new Benami Act
LivemintApril 11, 2017

Because of restrictive land ceiling laws, it was commonplace for real estate developers to amass land holdings through proxies—normally through firms not directly controlled or owned but funded by way of loan or subscription to share capital. There ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Building Or Renovating A Home?
Lexology (registration)April 28, 2017

Protect Against Liens. Under certain circumstances, contractors and subcontractors are entitled to file a mechanic's lien against the homeowner's property securing amounts owed to them for work done on the property. For example, if the homeowner pays ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Colliers International, a Global Leader in Commercial Real Estate Services, and International Law Firm CMS Examine ...
Yahoo FinanceApril 7, 2017

Investment in CEE Real Estate in 2017 is likely to surpass a record-breaking 2016 year, according to a report published by Colliers International, a global leader in commercial real estate services, and international law firm CMS. The sources of ...more »

The Definitive Guide to Mortgages and Your Credit Score
Motley FoolApril 8, 2017

For example, people with excellent credit qualify for mortgage rates that are up to 1.5 percentage points lower than someone with poor credit. In dollars and cents, that's a savings of $102,240 over the life of the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage*.more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Bahrain unveils new investment limited partnership law to support growing financial sector
ZawyaApril 3, 2017

Manama - Bahrain has become the first country in the GCC region to introduce an Investment Limited Partnership Law and integrate it in the country's legal system. The new move allows investors to establish limited partnerships nationwide, as oppose to ...more »

Construction Litigation
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'Make a legal argument': Mike Lee dispels liberals talking points against Trump's SCOTUS pick
Conservative ReviewApril 3, 2017

“If you read about the driver and the trains and tracking case, what type of a statutory construction. Rather than talking about the outcome, if you want me for Judge Gorsuch, anyone to defend whether or not the law was written in that case, that's a ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Getting Ahead
The MissoulianApril 9, 2017

Fred Simpson has joined Capp & Jenks, P.C. Simpson entered the practice in 1995 and focuses on litigation representing individuals and businesses regarding insurance tort defense, insurance coverage, professional liability and commercial litigation. In ...more »

Eminent Domain
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DeFazio talks roads, Russia, healthcare, harbors and wall
Coos Bay WorldApril 18, 2017

"I don't like the idea of eminent domain but it is the law and it certainly is not going anywhere with this congress and this administration.” When questioned about Congress' investigation into the Trump Administration's ties to Russia, DeFazio was ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Starting up a business: Avoid the common mistakes, part 2
Enterprise TimesApril 19, 2017

Restrictive covenants to prevent people leaving and setting up in competition or poaching clients or staff with a reasonable restrictive period. Make sure you have very tight ... It was awarded most innovative law firm, London 2016 and Business Law ...more »

Foreclosure
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Basinger reflects on long career on bench
Lima OhioApril 9, 2017

While the murder cases bring about details and crime scene photos that sometimes are almost unbearable to see or think about, the judge has the hardest time with crimes involving children, especially sex crimes. “Cases involving child abuse or child ...more »

Title Litigation
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RM LAW Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
PR Newswire (press release)April 3, 2017

BERWYN, Pa., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RM LAW, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased Kandi Technologies ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Gets Raymond James Higher Rating; 1 Analysts Are Bullish Dream Industrial Real Estate ...
Herald KSApril 21, 2017

Among 7 analysts covering Dream Industrial REIT (TSE:DIR.UN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Dream Industrial REIT had 19 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. ... platform; providing ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Hanover to Decide on Zoning Changes
Valley NewsApril 9, 2017

“This is being driven by the town's evaluation of zoning as a whole and realizing that we are an aging society and that the ordinance had some very restrictive aspects that pushed development to large parcels on the outer edge of the community.” A ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Simplistic abuse of Sally McManus highlights our political immaturity
The Sydney Morning HeraldApril 5, 2017

The circumstances under which it is legitimate to break the law also deserve a more sophisticated treatment than is found in Parliament. The long history of conscientious objection suggests that equating breaking the road rules to breaching industrial ...more »

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