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Millville OKs hiring firm to probe emails
Vineland Daily JournalFebruary 1, 2017

MILLVILLE – City commissioners on Tuesday agreed to retain professional assistance to pursue an internal investigation into what is now described as an unauthorized, anonymous access to confidential emails about litigation matters involving municipal ...more »

Defendants dismissed in wrongful death suit in Little Rock ...
Log Cabin DemocratFebruary 1, 2017

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has dismissed all claims against the city of Little Rock and its former police chief two weeks before a federal jury was scheduled to ...more »

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Building Codes
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Laura DeFilippo, JD Joins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network
PR Web (press release)February 7, 2017

Laura DeFilippo has more than 24 years of real estate experience. Upon receiving her Juris Doctor degree in 1992, she was admitted to practice law in New York and specialized in residential real estate transactions and personal injury law. As a ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Mosque barred from operating by city by-law draws protest
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2017

By creating the by-law, Zuliani said the city decided it was not appropriate to have sensitive uses in industrial areas where activities frequently involve noise, dust, heavy machinery and that, as has been the city's longstanding practice, there was a ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Greenberg Traurig Miami attorney assists OKO Group with financing of Edgewater property
Florida RecordFebruary 10, 2017

The University Chronicle stated that Bassin, a commercial real-estate attorney, represents developers, lenders and investors locally in the United States and abroad. He earned his law degree in 2006 from the University of Miami School of Law ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Jaffe Report: Inside the Claims Against Trump's D.C. Hotel | NBC4 ...
NBC4 Washington (blog)February 18, 2017

President Trump's hotel deal on America's main street is rife with potential for conflict of interest. Hold that. It is the epitome of conflict.more »

Mortgage Rates Friday, Feb. 3: Lower; Jobs Report Brings Mixed News for Rates
NerdWallet (blog)February 3, 2017

Every 10 basis point (0.10%) rise in mortgage rates can shave off approximately 35,000 in home sales annually. That is why today's solid job addition of 227,000 is very comforting,” Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors chief economist, said ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Who Pays for Delay? How Enforceable is a No Damage for Delay Clause?
Lexology (registration)February 1, 2017

Delays are an all too common occurrence on construction projects. And they almost always cost money. So who pays for the increased costs caused by delays? This is one of the most durable issues in all of construction contract law. The answer is—it ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Sprott 2017 Flow-Through Limited Partnership Completes First Closing
GlobeNewswire (press release)February 9, 2017

09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprott Asset Management LP (“Sprott”) is pleased to announce that the Sprott 2017 Flow-Through Limited Partnership (the "Partnership") has completed the first closing in connection with its offering of limited partnership ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Complete Construction CEO released in Ascension; fraud investigations in other parishes
The AdvocateFebruary 10, 2017

Lori Steele, spokeswoman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, said that several contractor fraud cases were reported to her agency after the August flood. ... Morris, 21313 Turkey Creek Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Ascension Parish Prison ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Real Estate Co. Gets $270M Loans For NYC Residential Tower
Law360 (subscription)February 7, 2017

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 4:35 PM EST) -- A New York City real estate investment company secured $270 million in loans for a Manhattan residential tower from the real estate investment trust affiliate of private equity shop Starwood Capital ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Q&A: Don't take the first offer when the government wants your land
Houston ChronicleFebruary 18, 2017

But to get the land, they need to widen roads and undertake other building projects, government agencies and utility companies rely on eminent domain laws. Most of the time, landowners accept the first offer they get. But they don't have to, says ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Village fights new restaurant parking
Dunwoody CrierFebruary 21, 2017

“What they are trying to argue is that the easement is somehow turned into a restrictive covenant,” said Ward. “No, It's not. It's an easement. ... Ward presented a letter to council members that he said cites case law on the matter. Zickert said she ...more »

Foreclosure
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Hailey Baldwin looks carefree at the wedding of ex-beau Justin Bieber's best pal in Hawaii... as it's revealed dad ...
Daily MailFebruary 3, 2017

She appeared to not have a care in the world at the wedding, despite her father losing his home in a foreclosure. Stephen Baldwin, a veteran of The Apprentice and star of crime film The Usual Suspects, defaulted on his home loan. With a foreclosure ...more »

Title Litigation
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What's Next in Hot-Button Travel Ban Litigation?
Law.com (subscription)February 8, 2017

That is the view of court blogger Josh Blackman, a professor at South Texas College of Law who has followed the litigation intensely. But even Blackman, who believes the travel ban is legal, hedges his bet about future developments by pointing to ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 3, 2017)
National Real Estate InvestorFebruary 3, 2017

Cuomo's new proposal was first announced late last year and officially introduced as legislation last month.” (NY1 News); Capital One Leads Half-Billion Loan for Starwood's MOB Deal “Starwood Property Trust Inc. grabbed a big piece of the medical ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Austin Considers Zoning for a More Transit-Friendly Downtown
Next CityFebruary 3, 2017

In an attempt to unite the city's zoning regulations with Imagine Austin goals — and simplify the city's 400-plus possible zoning layers — the draft proposes two separate zoning schemes. One of those layers barely differs from the city's current ...more »

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