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Bill to shorten Louisiana's divorce 'cooling-off' period stirs debate
Daily CometApril 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana has sought for decades to stem the tide of the so-called divorce epidemic, from enacting the nation's first “covenant marriage” laws to requiring couples to undergo a lengthy “cooling-off” period before officially calling it quits.more »

Video cameras prove to be useful in law enforcement
The Herald JournalApril 23, 2017

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said he can go back to the earliest days of his career in law enforcement, 28 years ago, and recall a time when officers didn't wear cameras or even have them in their cars while they worked. Now, they are in daily use ...more »

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Building Codes
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John Marshall's Center for Real Estate Law Examines the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Real Estate
GlobeNewswire (press release)April 26, 2017

The Center for Real Estate Law is dedicated to educating and training the next generation of real estate attorneys and real estate professionals in the substance and practice of commercial real estate law. In addition to providing our degree candidates ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Balance job security and job growth
Telangana TodayMay 3, 2017

Labour law reforms are deemed essential for faster economic growth. Economists estimate that progressive labour law reforms can add 2-3% to the GDP growth rate. However, repeated attempts at even simple labour law reforms have come undone primarily ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Cush & Wake DC Team Welcomes Two Senior Directors
Commercial Property ExecutiveApril 25, 2017

Segal has more than 40 years of experience in real estate leasing, purchase, sale and financing transactions. Prior to his role as senior vice president at The Ezra Co., he was a partner in the international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Clerk's office seeking recipients of mechanics lien
Claremore Daily ProgressMay 3, 2017

The Rogers County Clerk's office is seeking recipients of money owed to them as a result of a mechanics lien placed on property for work completed dating back to 1994. Mechanic liens affect titles to specific property and are filed in the property ...more »

Mortgage rates trend down for Monday
Bankrate.comApril 24, 2017

Multiple benchmark mortgage rates tapered off today. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage tapered off, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed were unchanged. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, decreased. Rates for ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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NH Business Newsmakers: Jones to lead UNH engineering school
The Union LeaderApril 24, 2017

CONCORD — Attorney Kristen Lang of Concord joined the intellectual property law firm of Loginov IP as associate attorney. The New Hampshire native is a 2016 graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she earned her juris doctor ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Islamic fintech is aspirational but has clear opportunities: Khalid Al Rumaihi, Bahrain EDB

Some of these regulations include the Trusts law, Investment Limited Partnership law and Protected Cells Company law. We have also recently seen the launch of the Bahrain Investment Market – an innovative equity market which provides fast-growing ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Changes in Real Estate legislation in Russia
JD Supra (press release)May 2, 2017

The Ministry of Construction Decree was developed in light of the amendments to the Federal Law On Shared Construction… that became effective on January 1, 2017. The criteria for considering joint construction participants as injured parties have changed.more »

Residential Real Estate
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DC attorney general targets real estate company for allegedly violating rent control laws
Legal News LineMay 1, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 25 a lawsuit against a real estate company that allegedly circumvents district rent control laws and operates apartments like hotel rooms.more »

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Rocklin and Roseville TodayApril 23, 2017

Roseville Flash Crime Report (4.21.17)Roseville, CA- Digest summary update of select crimes for Roseville Police activity for the period covering April 14- 21, 2017. Northern California's Wettest Year on RecordAt its April 20 meeting, the Placer County ...more »

Title Litigation
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Tupac Biopic Lawsuit to Reconsider Law Firm Conflict
BillboardApril 29, 2017

An L.A. County Superior Court judge should have looked a little harder at the relationship between law firm Glaser Weil and its former client before denying a motion for disqualification, an appellate panel has ruled. The firm represented Randall ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Oberoi Realty rides on consolidated revenue; stock up by nearly 4%
IndiainfolineMay 5, 2017

Key initiatives like the passing of the Real Estate Regulatory Act, clarity in REIT legislation and the GST rollout will eventually boost market sentiments and buoy the economy.” Stock view – Oberoi Realty Ltd is currently trading at Rs 409.9, up by Rs ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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As Vermont's Airbnb Scene Grows, Small Towns Struggle With Regulation
Vermont Public RadioMay 19, 2017

Some of the people who live in West Dummerston have been complaining to the Dummerston Select Board for about a year, and they want the town to enforce its zoning regulations. They say if someone opens up a commercial business — which they say ...more »


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