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Sexual harassment and inadequate laws *
Trinidad & Tobago ExpressJanuary 22, 2017

IN Trinidad and Tobago, no charge as sexual harassment exists under the Sexual Offences Act. There have, however, been complaints by women employees to their employers which have led to employers dismissing the employees against whom the ...more »

Looking to Get a Mortgage in 2017? Here's What You Need to Know ... News (blog)January 22, 2017

Buying and refinancing a home is about to get much more expensive.more »

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Building Codes
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Margot Lewis joins Weichert in Harding
Daily RecordFebruary 7, 2017

She practiced corporate law at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. in Bridgewater and at the boutique trusts and estates firm, E.A. Goodman Law in Morristown prior to earning her real estate license. Invite Lewis to show you the real estate services that ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Tenth Amendment Center Blog | Arizona Bill Would Legalize ...
Tenth Amendment Center (blog)January 26, 2017

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 25, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Arizona Senate would remove the state ban on industrial hemp, setting the stage to nullify federal ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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This Real Estate Giant Is Known For Its Massive Acquisitions, But Is Also A Leading Lender In NYC
ForbesFebruary 9, 2017

Which company is best known for its equity, yet was among the top 10 originators of commercial real estate financing in New York City in the first nine months of 2016, and the top five in Q3? ... The loan went to a joint venture between CIM Group ...more »

Mortgage rates move lower for Monday
Bankrate.comJanuary 30, 2017

The average 30-year fixed-mortgage rate is 4.07 percent, down 2 basis points over the last seven days. A month ago, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage was lower, at 3.98 percent. At the current average rate, you'll pay $481.46 per month in ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Star Gas Partners, LP Announces Distribution by Kestrel Energy Partners
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 17, 2017

The Partnership also has been advised by Yorktown Energy Partners VI, L.P. (“Yorktown”), a significant investor in Kestrel, that Yorktown has distributed three million common units of the Partnership to its limited and general partners in accordance ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Republic Services Pounds Small San Angelo Entrepreneurs with its Legal Hammer
San Angelo LIVE!February 2, 2017

Cummings ruled that the City of San Angelo could not give Republic Services exclusivity for temporary trash pickup, and TDS or anyone else is free to compete for the business of area building construction firms. The law in question was Texas Health and ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Hires and promotions (Feb. 18, 2017)
INFORUMFebruary 18, 2017

Since joining Brudvik Law Office in 2010, Slaathaug Moen has devoted her practice to representing individuals in family law issues, including divorce, guardianship and conservatorship, adoption, gestational carriers and military divorces. She also ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Torture Memos' Author, Former DOJ Attorney John Yoo, Says Trump Has Gone Too Far
NBCNews.comFebruary 6, 2017

A former Justice Department lawyer who argued for the use of torture after 9/11 said President Trump is misusing his power on a variety of issues, including the construction of a border wall, and has undermined himself by rushing announcements and ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Approved Opinions for the Week of January 30, 2017
New Jersey Law JournalJanuary 26, 2017

Section 142 of the Second Restatement is now the operative choice-of-law rule in New Jersey for resolving statute-of-limitations conflicts because it will channel judicial discretion and lead to more predictable and uniform results that are consistent ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Lawyers say North Carolina bill removes 'stumbling block' for pipeline
Southeast Energy NewsFebruary 18, 2017

By striking the phrase “originating in North Carolina” from the state's eminent domain law, a bill approved by the North Carolina House could remove a key legal ...more »

Title Litigation
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Lawsuit considered against major drug companies
Bluefield Daily TelegraphFebruary 15, 2017

PRINCETON — The Mercer County Commission tabled a decision Tuesday night on whether to proceed with a regional law firm in filing a lawsuit against major drug companies. Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler asked the board to give him 30 days to ...more »

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Man admits role in defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure
CT PostFebruary 22, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a scheme to bilk Connecticut homeowners facing foreclosure out of thousands of dollars by falsely promising to buy their homes and pay off their mortgages ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Three bills hoped to address Airbnb regulations in Virginia; one made it to the state Senate floor
Virginian-PilotFebruary 2, 2017

People who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms would have to register their names and addresses with their cities if pending legislation passes the General Assembly. The idea was among three proposals to regulate the short ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT)'s (CLDT) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC
The Cerbat GemFebruary 14, 2017

Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) logo Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) (NYSE:CLDT)'s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at Barclays PLC in a research note issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $21.00 price target on the stock ...more »


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