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Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services discuss government benefits
Wicked Local CambridgeFebruary 1, 2017

Keefe said many of the questions were about how repeal of the Affordable Care Act could impact elder services. Knowing that would likely be a topic, Keefe and Lowe provided recent projections from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit that ...more »

City's newest tobacco taxes violate state law: judge
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2017

20 ruling, Judge Ann Collins-Dole found that the city violated a 1993 law when it tried to impose taxes on cigars and smoking, smokeless and pipe tobacco last year. That amendment to state law declared municipalities could not impose “a tax based on ...more »

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Building Codes
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Carlton Fields Faces Lawsuit Over Failed Lauderdale Real Estate ...
Daily Business Review (registration)February 8, 2017

The law firm and two shareholders are being sued by a former client after a $25 million land deal collapsed.more »

Industrial Development Issues
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New Mexico Committee Passes Bill to Decriminalize Industrial Hemp
Tenth Amendment Center (blog)February 3, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 2, 2017) – A bill working its way through the New Mexico House that would remove the state ban on industrial hemp has already cleared its first committee hurdle. Passage into law would set the stage to nullify federal prohibition ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Nordstrom stock up 4 percent after Trump attacks on Twitter; real estate stock was a big winner; Whole Foods tumbles
San Antonio Business JournalFebruary 9, 2017

A commercial real estate stock — with a significant local footprint — was one of the big winners on a mixed day for markets. The Nasdaq did close with another record high up 8.24 points closing at 5,682.45, according Google Finance. Nordstrom Inc ...more »

Changes in HUD regulations inject new life into reverse mortgages
Real Estate WeeklyFebruary 10, 2017

Battered by media reports of seniors losing their homes, at least in part because of abusive lender practices, reverse mortgages acquired a severely tainted reputation, not only in the public realm but even among many real estate and financial ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Pillsbury Opens Miami Office With Six Boies Schiller Lawyers
New York Law Journal (registration)February 7, 2017

And Blum represents partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and other business entities and their owners, with a practice focused on federal income taxation (including corporate and partnership taxation), commercial transactions and ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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News 2 I-Team: School spending and building
WCBD News 2February 14, 2017

According to the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, architects have traditionally consulted, evaluated, planned, designed, coordinated consultants, administered contracts, and reviewed construction to ensure compliance with ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara Attorney Successful in Connecticut Supreme Court Argument
PR Web (press release)February 6, 2017

The firm has more than thirty attorneys who handle a wide range of legal matters in areas such as Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Trusts & Estate Planning, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Corporate, Employment Law and Franchise ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Default Judgment Affirmed for Unreasonable, Dilatory Discovery Conduct
The National Law ReviewFebruary 2, 2017

United Construction Products (UCP) sued Tile Tech for infringement of a patent relating to support pedestals used in elevated floors, decks and walkways, that included a specific anchoring washer. ... Applying US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Handling Pesky Employees Who Get in the Way of a Deal
The National Law ReviewFebruary 15, 2017

And noncompetes and similar restrictive covenants alone are seen as a hostile solution. The reality is buyers want to ensure key employees are financially aligned not only with the transaction but with the future. At a minimum, this means having a ...more »

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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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Wrong Inventor Defense Fails in Pharmaceutical Litigation
The National Law ReviewFebruary 28, 2017

Addressing derivation and obviousness issues, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a generic drug manufacturer's attempt to invalidate a patent based on the theory that the claimed invention was the ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Dream Industrial Real Estate Invest Trst - Get News & Ratings Daily
The Cerbat GemFebruary 2, 2017

... capital structure over time, and maintaining a real estate investment trust (REIT) that satisfies the REIT exception under the specified investment flow-through (SIFT) legislation in order to provide certainty to unitholders with respect to ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Solano airport panel to review Suisun City zoning revisions
Fairfield Daily RepublicFebruary 5, 2017

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Airport Land-Use Commission will conduct a public hearing Thursday on whether revisions to the Suisun City Zoning Ordinance are consistent with the Travis Air Force Base Land-Use Compatibility Plan. The hearing is set ...more »


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