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ESPN opts for style over substance with its job cuts
The Seattle TimesMay 1, 2017

Independent sports journalism took another big hit last week as the changing consumption habits of television viewers caught up to ESPN. The network cut the jobs of about 100 on-air personalities and writers.more »

Local industrial park eyed for possible marijuana growing site
Athens NEWSMay 1, 2017

The Ohio Legislature approved a law last year to legalize use of medical marijuana in Ohio. However, the state is still in the process of setting up the regulatory structure; what's clear is that the number of permits for dispensaries and growing ...more »

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Building Codes
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Haryana govt comes under flak from Centre for diluting Real Estate Act
Hindustan TimesMay 21, 2017

The Centre is unhappy with the states, including BJP-ruled Haryana, over complaints from homebuyers that safeguards in a central law were diluted to favour real estate developers and for delaying notification of the rules. The government enacted last ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Time to Recall a Progressive 'Truly Great' First 100 Days
Common DreamsMay 1, 2017

FDR himself projected even more progressive possibilities when he said, on signing the National Industrial Recovery Act into law: “no business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Jared Kushner And The Murky World Of Real Estate
WGCU NewsMay 6, 2017

JACKIE NORTHAM, BYLINE: Long before his father-in-law decided to run for president, Jared Kushner was a thriving real estate and investment mogul. When he was just 26 years old, he shelled out a record-breaking $1.8 billion ... NORTHAM: But Daniel ...more »

This online startup wants to put the 'mortgage guy in a suit' out of business
MarketWatchMay 4, 2017

Then a high-school classmate of Ben's mentioned on social media that he'd just worked with a startup called Morty to refinance his mortgage. Intrigued, Ben and Mayela contacted Morty, and completed the refi “piece by piece,” uploading documentation and ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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House OKs GOP bill erasing much of Obama's health care law, answering campaign pledge and sending measure to ... - Anchorage, AlaskaMay 4, 2017

... Protection Agency by the company pursuing a massive gold and copper mine in southwest Alaska. Attorneys for the government and Pebble Limited Partnership told a judge Thursday that they have identified “a likely framework for settlement.” […] ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Tennessee Governor passes controversial law backed by conservative groups
WRCB-TVMay 6, 2017

"Undefined words shall be given their natural and ordinary meaning," the law reads, "without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language, except when a contrary intention is clearly manifest." The bill itself ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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A year on, home buyers are yet to get the full benefits of the real estate regulation law
Scroll.inMay 19, 2017

While land is part of the concurrent list (that is, both the Central and state governments can pass laws), lack of regulation and various other problems have for long besieged the real estate sector. As the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty ...more »

Eminent Domain
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In South Carolina, Taking Property Looks Easier All the Time
The NerveMay 5, 2017

It's bad enough that South Carolina's eminent domain law – the law allowing government to seize land under certain circumstances – is extremely weak. The law seems to outlaw abusive takings, but doesn't define the terms under which those takings can ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Career Watch: Be wary of IT employment contracts
ITworldMay 1, 2017

Are employment contracts for IT workers negotiable, or are they one-size-fits-all? The axiom that “everything is negotiable” should be where all IT professionals begin their assessment of proposed employment contracts. However, the IT industry in ...more »

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Believe your employer doesn't know about your legal problems? Think again
CSO OnlineMay 1, 2017

Security company Endera explained that employers want to know if an employee is on a criminal watchlist, is booked or arrested, loses a key certificate, is in financial distress or is involved in a lawsuit. An employee roster is loaded into the ...more »

Title Litigation
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Luther Wright, Jr
The National Law ReviewMay 4, 2017

After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Luther Wright, Jr. began his career with a general practice firm in the litigation section. He spent the first several years of his legal career practicing in the general litigation area before ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Dream Industrial Real Estate Invest Trst (DIR.UN) Price Target Raised to C$8.50
Transcript DailyMay 8, 2017

... providing predictable and sustainable cash distributions to unitholders while prudently managing its capital structure over time, and maintaining a REIT that satisfies the REIT exception under the specified investment flow-through (SIFT ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Gas stations in mid-Michigan apply for liquor licenses
The Morning SunMay 16, 2017

As a result of a change in state law, nearly 10 gas stations in Mt. Pleasant have applied for licenses from the state to sell beer and wine. Because of the city's zoning ordinance, almost all of them will have to go before the Mt. Pleasant Planning ...more »


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