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    Amazon Says 238 Cities Vying For 2nd Headquarters

    Days after Amazon.com Inc. closed its request for proposals to find a site for its second corporate headquarters, it announced Monday that 238 cities across North America have pitched themselves to the company, which could infuse tens of billions of dollars...
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    Lehman MBS Trial May Be Delayed After Claims Removal Row

    A court-assisted process to evaluate claims against Lehman Brothers for allegedly selling billions of dollars' worth of dud mortgage-backed securities before its collapse may not begin next week as expected after the judge presiding over the case...
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    Whales Are Fish And Tribal Borders Need Fix, 9th Circ. Says

    The Ninth Circuit on Monday cited a "Seinfeld" episode in affirming a lower court’s finding that the U.S. awarded the Quileute Tribe and Quinault Indian Nation the right to hunt whales and seals when they granted both the “right...
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    Feds Hit Back At Acquittal Bids In Nomura RMBS Fraud Case

    The government pushed back Friday on acquittal bids entered by two former Nomura traders accused of conning customers looking to buy and sell residential mortgage-backed securities, telling a Connecticut federal court that the men misread conspiracy law...
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    FTC Can Seek Refunds In $17M Time-Share Scheme Suit

    A Florida federal judge stuck with Eleventh Circuit precedent Monday and held that the Federal Trade Commission can seek remedies like disgorgement and refunds in its suit over an alleged time-share reselling scheme that duped property owners out of more...
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    MSR Resort Wins Toss Of Conlon Bankruptcy Appeal

    The owner of several jointly managed condos has hit the end of the road in its yearslong suit against defunct MSR Resort Golf Course LLC over unpaid dues, as a New York federal court on Monday dismissed Conlon Group Arizona LLC’s claims after it...
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    US Developer Seeks Fees In Award Fight With Israeli Co.

    A U.S. real estate developer urged a Georgia federal court on Friday to award it attorneys' fees incurred while fending off an Israeli real estate company's bid to undo an arbitral award, which the U.S. company won in a dispute stemming from an...
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    Deals Rumor Mill: Link REIT, SoFi, Pure Gym

    Link REIT is looking to sell about $2 billion worth of Hong Kong retail assets, online lender SoFi tried but failed to find a buyer willing to pay $8 billion for the company, and multiple potential suitors for U.K. health and fitness club operator Pure...
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    Real Estate Rumors: Tesla, CubeSmart, Kushner Cos.

    Tesla is said to have leased 131,000 square feet in the Los Angeles area, CubeSmart has reportedly bought a self-storage property in Florida for $14.5 million, and a Kushner Cos. venture is said to be on the hunt for as much as $650 million in financing...
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    Trump-GSA Lease Info Still Going To Ex-Counsel, Report Says

    A law firm that ceased work on the Trump Organization's lease of the Old Post Office building from the U.S. General Services Administration is still getting confidential information about the contentious contract years later, according to a watchdog...
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    Perkins Coie, Davis Polk Steer $3.3B Potlatch-Deltic Tie-Up

    Perkins Coie LLP is representing Potlatch Corp. in its purchase of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP-counseled Deltic Timber Corp. in a deal announced Monday that will create a real estate investment trust with a combined equity value of $3.3 billion. .....
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    Ares Venture Lands $140M Loan For Pair Of Boston Hotels

    A joint venture of an Ares Management fund and CV Properties LLC has scored a $140 million loan from Starwood Property Trust Inc. for a pair of Boston hotels, according to an announcement on Monday from borrower-side broker Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP...
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    Tribe Asks 10th Circ. To Revive Landowner's Drill Permit Suit

    The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma has urged the Tenth Circuit to revive an Oklahoma landowner's suit claiming the Bureau of Indian Affairs granted an energy exploration company permission to drill on his land without first conducting a required environmental...
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    Judging A Book: Pryor Reviews 'Scalia Speaks'

    Christopher Scalia and Edward Whelan have published an indispensable collection of the late Justice Antonin Scalia's best speeches. "Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived" puts on full display Justice Scalia’s skilled...
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    Force Majeure During Construction — Are You Ready?

    Lawyers spend considerable time defining the scope of force majeure events and associated relief mechanisms in construction agreements, but often move onto the next deal after contracts are signed. It is important to stay involved, and be prepared for...
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    The Inside Counsel Revolution

    The role of the general counsel inside the corporation has significantly grown in importance, with the GC now often replacing the senior partner in the outside law firm as the primary counselor for the CEO and the board. This inside counsel revolution...
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    SEC Goes Global, Again

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not been shy about enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act globally. But a recent case against Mexican homebuilding company Desarrolladora Homex and its executives makes clear that the SEC will not hesitate...
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    Mercury Takes Calif. Insurance Rate Fight To Supreme Court

    Mercury Casualty Co. and insurance trade groups urged the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a legal fight against California’s insurance commissioner, arguing that the California Court of Appeal wrongly ruled that government rate regulations are...
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    Enviros Fight To Maintain Challenge To LA Project Permit

    Two California environmental groups on Thursday pleaded with the Ninth Circuit not to end their litigation against the Army Corps of Engineers over its approval of a water permit for a massive mixed-use development in Los Angeles County, even though the...
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    Fannie Owners Ask Justices To Revive Conservatorship Fight

    Shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to save their challenge to the federal government’s conservatorship of the companies that has left their stock almost worthless, saying the D.C. Circuit’s rejection...
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    Seyfarth Scores Sedgwick Construction Partner In Calif.

    A construction-focused attorney who’s spent 30 years handling disputes and deals centered on sports stadiums, hospitals and entertainment spaces, among other projects, has joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP at its San Francisco office after almost a decade...
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    Seattle Firm Says Time-Share Contract Suit Is Retaliatory

    Schroeter Goldmark & Bender PS told a Florida federal court Thursday that a time-share resort developer’s suit alleging a scheme to interfere with its contracts with property owners can’t stand, saying the claims are clearly in retaliation...
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    ICSID Roundup: The Latest Claims You Need To Know

    It's been a busy few weeks at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, with new claims in the energy, banking, real estate, construction and other industries filed against the Republic of the Gambia, Croatia, Montenegro, Armenia...
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    Levitt & Boccio Works On $200M Related-Amerco NYC Deal

    The Related Cos. has finalized its $200 million purchase of several Manhattan properties from Amerco Real Estate Co. as the firm moves forward with plans for mixed-use development in the area, a matter that Levitt & Boccio LLP worked on, according...
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    Bosch Unit Wins NY Apt. Seizure In $2.7M Award Row

    Bosch home appliance arm BSH Hausgeräte GmbH has convinced a New York federal judge to order the seizure of a Turkish man’s Manhattan apartment, as the German company seeks to enforce a $2.7 million award against the man over a stock deal that...