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2 Waukegan Men Charged With Identity Theft, Burglary In Gurnee ...
CBS LocalFebruary 1, 2017

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Waukegan men have been charged with burglarizing vehicles in Gurnee and using a stolen credit card at a fast food restaurant.more »

Drone legislation fails to get off the ground |
KSL.comFebruary 1, 2017

Critics of a bill to further regulate the use of drones say the proposal takes a sledgehammer to a problem that could be fixed with a scalpel, resulting in the ...more »

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Building Codes
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Jersey boy Giantomasi helping fine tune firmʼs NYC push
Real Estate WeeklyFebruary 9, 2017

Giantomasi, a member of law firm Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi's Real Estate, Development and Land Use Practice, decided on his path as a pre-pubescent boy in Newark, New Jersey. “If you look at my eighth grade school work, you'd see that I wanted to ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Centre puts onus on States to set factories' threshold limit
The HinduFebruary 13, 2017

Instead of increasing the threshold limit set for the number of workers in an industrial unit to be statutorily covered by the factories law, the Centre is now proposing an enabling provision that lets State governments decide the threshold over which ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Cupertino Schools: Board president had no conflict of interest, legal firm says
The Mercury NewsFebruary 1, 2017

Additionally, Anjali Kausar is a real estate agent for Intero, whose major client is Sand Hill Property Company, a prominent investor in West Valley commercial real estate and member of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. How can Anjali Kausar manage ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Mechanic's Liens for January 25, 2017
NY Daily Record (subscription)February 2, 2017

Mechanic's Liens A lien given by law upon a building or other improvement upon land and upon the land itself, to secure the price of labor done upon, and materials furnished for, the improvement. ALVAH HALLORAN & SON INC Favor: EMERGENCY ...more »

Investors Pay Danes to Finance Mortgages in Negative-Rate Record
BloombergFebruary 7, 2017

Danish mortgage refinancing auctions that started on Monday saw the cost of short-term funding drop further below zero than ever before, at the country's two biggest home finance institutions. At Realkredit Danmark A/S, the mortgage arm of Danske Bank ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Contractor was mistakenly allowed to lower workers' wages at Job ...
NewHampshire.comFebruary 3, 2017

The U.S. Labor Department erred when it allowed the contractor building the Job Corps Center in Manchester to lower the federally designated wages of people ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Real Estate Update: Ireland's Housing Crisis
Lexology (registration)February 2, 2017

There is no better example of this than the Irish residential real estate market. We have a housing crisis, with ... In 2016, we changed our tax law for real estate vehicles – we should not repeat that tinkering in 2017. Proper standards, not gold plating.more »

Construction Litigation
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Review of pipeline could be beginning of end for opponents
Concord MonitorFebruary 2, 2017

FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2016, file photo, law enforcement vehicles line a road leading to a blocked bridge next to the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. North Dakota Sen. John ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Unpublished Opinions for the Week of February 6, 2017
New Jersey Law JournalFebruary 2, 2017

Plaintiff's complaint alleged that defendant, a competitor, improperly raided employees from plaintiff, and asserted claims of tortious interference, unfair competition, and civil conspiracy against defendant. .... Given the nature of the contentions ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Taking the Land for the Wall Will Be a Nightmare
BloombergFebruary 2, 2017

Along with a potential lack of concrete and documented construction workers, one of the main hurdles Trump will face is the use of eminent domain—taking land from private owners for public use. Federal and tribal lands ... Denise Gilman, director of ...more »

Title Litigation
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EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Rio Tinto plc - RIO
PR Newswire (press release)February 7, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Rio Tinto plc securities (NYSE: RIO) from March 16, 2012 and November 14, 2016 ...more »

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2 men busted at Rowan County meth lab
WCNC.comFebruary 7, 2017

Jeremy Moss and Justin Long were charged with manufacturing meth, Possession of Precursor Materials, Maintaining a Dwelling and Level III Trafficking Methamphetamine. The residence at 1060 Farm Creek Road had been under foreclosure for about a ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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City of SB Releases Draft New Zoning Ordinance
Santa Barbara EdhatFebruary 10, 2017

In October 2014, the City Council initiated the NZO to update the City's regulation of land use and development included in the current Zoning Ordinance, Title 28, to bring it up to date to reflect current uses and practices and provide consistency ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT - Receive News & Ratings Daily
BBNSFebruary 21, 2017

Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT logo Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT (NYSE:IRM) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, February 23rd. Analysts expect Iron Mountain Incorporated ...more »


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