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Property law loophole losing tax revenue millions

Everyone knows that there are massive loopholes in the island’s antediluvian property laws. Shouldn’t these be plugged before the banks start selling off people’s homes as demanded by troika?

Real estate lawyers face rising malpractice claims

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you're no fan of those faintly ominous television ads by lawyers casting a net for potential medical malpractice clients, consider this.

Elizabethville landlord sues over rental-property inspection law

Elizabethville might appear to be a quaint and quiet place, but a battle has been sizzling in the little northern Dauphin County town for years.

Real estate lawyer close to mortgage fraud, Law Society says

He was deceptive, dishonest and “grossly deficient.” He concocted “sham” deals. He “lied” to lenders.

Two L.A. Law firms Make Big Personnel Moves

Natalie Dolce GlobeSt 16.02.2012
Spanish property scandal: expat battle to save Albox homes

The property in Albox, Andalucía, is part of a group of homes served with demolition orders in 2012. The couple, who do not wish to be identified at this stage, built the property in 2002 and say that they believed that they had planning permission from the local council and all the necessary paperwork.

Two L.A. Law firms Make Big Personnel Moves

LOS ANGELES-Things are moving in the L.A. commercial real estate law world. Just this week, law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP elevated 12 of its attorneys to partner; while law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP added a six-attorney group to its real estate practice.

Poland moves to amend Jewish property law, despite opposition

New proposal will move compensation cases for property lost under Nazis and Communists from public committees to court system; Jewish groups in Poland say they will not accept changes.

Singapore to rein in rogue overseas property lawyers

Two high profile cases in 2006 and 2007 resulting in fraud of around S$17 million (US$14 million) have prompted Singapore to introduce new measures next month to protect property buyers from rogue overseas property lawyers.

Israel in Violation of Property Rights

(ISTANBUL IHH) - Details of the pirate-like Israeli raid in international waters on the humanitarian aid flotilla in May 2010 emerged form the report of the UN Fact-finding Mission. The UN Report concludes that Israel violated passengers’ right to property by confiscating their personal property.

Review of Thailand’s foreign ownership laws should be cheered

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) should be congratulated for raising the issue of foreign ownership and seeking to improve inbound real estate investment into Thailand.


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