Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 2:47 p.m. UTC Jun 1, 2018 A review of legal documents filed in recent weeks indicates that Ford Motor Co. has consummated months of intense negotiations with the Moroun family and has purchased the Michigan Central Station, according to a property law expert who specializes in such deals. Something could still go wrong, but "this is a very exciting moment,” said David Findling, a Royal Oak lawyer who has handled real estate transfers for 30 years. “In all likelihood, we can say to ourselves that Ford is moving into Corktown in a big way," he said. "This isn’t hypothetical anymore. This isn’t speculative. Ford is doing it. This is going to happen.” Documents filed with the Wayne County Register of Deeds in May confirm that ownership of the long-vacant train station changed from the Moroun-affiliated MCS Crown Land Development Co. LLC to New Investment Properties I LLC, which lists as its address … [Read more...] about Property law expert: Ford deal for Detroit train depot seems complete
IRISH PM Leo Varadkar has pledged to introduce a new law making abortion legal by the end of this year. The announcement comes after the country voted to repeal a clause in the constitution which outlaws terminations. Ministers will start the process of passing legislation on the issue as early as this week, with a view to having the laws in place within months. More than 66 per cent of Irish voters backed the move to legalise abortion in Friday's referendum. Theresa May is now under intense pressure to introduce a more liberal abortion regime in Northern Ireland as well. Ireland's health minister Simon Harris will this week begin drafting a law which will allow pregnant women to have abortions within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will also make terminations legal up to 24 weeks in some exceptional circumstances. The legislation will be drafted over the summer, and is expected to be tabled in Ireland's parliament in the autumn. It is likely to sail through without serious … [Read more...] about Irish PM vows to bring in new laws on abortion by the end of this year after landmark referendum
Michael Balsamo, Associated Press Updated 3:40 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York after a hearing for Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney. A federal judge has ordered a firm linked to Avenatti to pay $10 million to a lawyer who claimed he was owed millions and that the firm misstated its profits. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday, May 22, 2018 that the judgment comes after Jason Frank, who used to work at Eagan Avenatti, alleged the law firm failed to pay the $4.85 million settlement he had reached last year. less FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump, … [Read more...] about Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer to pay $10M
Colum Eastwood has said that he would back a ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming abortion referendum in the Republic. In a move welcomed by pro-choice campaigners online – but which is likely to upset some of the party’s traditional Catholic voter base – the SDLP leader declared that the matter of terminations should be something politicians decide for themselves, not something which is enshrined in the constitution.Colum Eastwood appeared on BBC Newsline on Monday evening where he said: “I don’t believe that abortion should be dealt with in the Irish constitution.“Bunreacht na hEireann [as the constitution is known in Irish] is not the place to deal with issues like abortion.“In fact, because it’s in there, it’s made it very, very difficult – impossible in fact – for legislators to deal with some of the more hard issues.”He added that “I would support [the campaign called] Repeal the Eighth” (as the … [Read more...] about SDLP leader: I support scrapping of anti-abortion clause in constitution
Supported by U.S. Retro Report By CLYDE HABERMAN APRIL 29, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story There was a time when horror over gun violence stood a chance of prodding national politicians to act on their outrage. Half a century ago, politicians seemed particularly amenable to tougher measures if a shooting victim was one of their own. After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and then mere months after the murders of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Congress was moved in 1968 to enact a gun control law.Racial considerations also came into play at times. It was no coincidence that California’s Legislature and its governor, Ronald Reagan, imposed new gun restrictions in the 1960s after two dozen rifle-carrying members of the Black Panthers entered the State Capitol building. In 1994, a federal ban on … [Read more...] about Do Stronger Gun Laws Stand a Chance? It’s Been an Uphill Battle.