Eesti Päevaleht daily: residents in fight with construction firm and city government over dangerous cracks

Eesti Päevaleht daily writes about the fight of the residents of Ravi 6 building against construction work on the neighbouring plot. The residents are sure that construction work on the adjacent Uus-Tatari 12 plot has caused cracks in the walls of their building and on the parking lot and that the construction work is carried out without permission.

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE lawyer Elmer Muna representing the residents explains to Päevaleht that the claim is based on the fact that the city has done nothing about unauthorised construction work on the Uus-Tatari 12 plot. The parties are disputing over whether the building permit issued in May 2007 is still valid or not. According to Mr Muna, the permit has expired since construction work prescribed in the project was not started on time. Namely, a construction permit expires two years after its issue if construction work has not been started within that period.

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21 attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cleveland, Ohio (December 10, 2013) – Fourteen attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Ohio. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the Ohio Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Ohio. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

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"Incoming Aurora mayor names new law director," Dean Depiero featured

Dean Depiero was named Aurora’s new law director and was featured in the Aurora Advocate.

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http://www.recordpub.com/news%20local/2013/12/10/incoming-aurora-mayor-names-new-law-director

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"Incoming Aurora mayor names new law director," Dean Depiero featured

Dean Depiero was named Aurora’s new law director and was featured in the Aurora Advocate.

Click here to view the article.

http://www.recordpub.com/news%20local/2013/12/10/incoming-aurora-mayor-names-new-law-director

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21 attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cleveland, Ohio (December 10, 2013) – Fourteen attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Ohio. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the Ohio Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Ohio. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

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Reminder About the Importance of Using Your Company’s Full Legal Name

By Rachelle Mezzarobba

A relatively recent case out of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan serves as a good reminder as to why all companies must indicate their corporate status in all communications, contracts and other documents. In Vallis v. Prairie Alternative Energy Solutions Ltd., , 2013 SKPC 124 , Mr. Karras, the sole director, officer and shareholder of the company defendant was found to be personally liable because he did not represent his business as having been incorporated.

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Buying a Business? Considerations for Preventing Post-Closing Competition and Protecting the Goodwill of the Acquired Business

By Pratibha Sharma

Following the sale of a business, it is fairly common for the seller to remain involved in the business as an employee or contractor for a period of time in order to assist the buyer with a smooth transition of the business operations. At the same time, most buyers naturally want the seller to refrain from starting or being involved in another business that competes with the business the buyer has just acquired, and to refrain from soliciting the employees and customers of the business the buyer now owns. As such, post-closing restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation) are commonly negotiated as part of commercial transactions. Buyers and sellers should be aware that, from an enforceability perspective, it is important to distinguish between restrictive covenants that are negotiated as part of the purchase and sale agreement and those that are negotiated as part of an employment contract.

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Disclaimer of leases following Willmott Forests – the picture remains incomplete

Today the High Court of Australia handed down a decision which confirms a liquidator has the green light to disclaim leasehold interests in land (Willmott Growers Group Inc v Willmott Forests Limited (receivers and managers appointed)(in liquidation)).

Due to the way in which the case came before the Courts, the High Court did not consider the application of s568B of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act).

This section allows tenants to challenge in Court the liquidator’s disclaimer. More…

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Evolution before revolution: amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991

The Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 (the QBSA) is no more. The new version of the Act, which came into force on 1 December 2013, is now called the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (the QBCC).  More…

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PAMDA changes revealed

An end to what one Queensland judge has described as the magic spells in the “PAMDA book of incantations” is a step closer with the introduction into Queensland Parliament of the Property Occupations Bill 2013 (POB).  With the key objectives of cutting red tape and improving the operation of the legislation, this will be welcome news for all players in the property industry.  More…

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