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Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.'s Ferrous Div., Milford, New Hampshire, has appointed Les Snaith manager of quality assurance, Steve Hoyt management representative for QS 9000, Chris Kovach manager of process control engineering, Laura Starr-Houghton quality systems analyst and Lloyd Barss manager of customer support teams.

Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc.'s European Chassis Components Group, Northville, Michigan, has appointed Harrie Giesen president of Metaalgieterij Giesen B.V., Albert Schedl general manager of the System Service Div., Horst Koll vice president of marketing and sales, and Klaus Althoff director of finance and controlling.

U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co., Birmingham, Alabama, has appointed James R. Murray vice president of finance and treasurer.

American Steel Foundries (Amsted Industries, Inc.), Chicago, has appointed Paul F. Fischer vice president of end-of-car operations, John Wories, Jr. vice president of truck operations and Ronald E. Barker president of a new company that combines American Steel Foundries with Keystone Industries.

Riverside Brass and Aluminum Foundry, Ltd., New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, has appointed Doug Steinmann vice president and Lynn Yantzi and David Seyler co-presidents, succeeding Ervin Steinmann, who has resigned.

Kovatch Castings, Uniontown, Ohio, has appointed Doug Kovatch president.

Fansteel-Escast (Fansteel, Inc.), Addison, Illinois, has appointed Raymond T. Chapman general manager.

Coastcast Corp, Rancho Dominguez, California, has appointed K. Michael Wellman senior vice president of foundries, Todd L. Smith executive vice president of operations and Kathleen H. Wainwright senior vice president of sales[ldots]

Simpson Technologies Corp., Aurora, Illinois, has appointed Scott M. Strobl vice president of technology.

Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp., Wheeling, West Virginia, has appointed John C. Miller sales and marketing director for thixotropic billet.

Amcol International Corp., Arlington Heights, Illinois, has appointed Tony Tomlin vice president of technology and Larry E. Washow president and CEO, succeeding John Hughes, who is retiring. Amcol's specialty minerals operation, American Colloid Co., has appointed Gary Morrison president.

Reading Alloys, Inc., Robesonia, Pennsylvania, has appointed James W. Robison, Jr., director of technology.

RMT, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, has appointed Richard Williams project manager at its Atlanta office.

August Mack Environmental, Inc., Indianapolis, has appointed Len Hinrichs project manager.

Lindberg Corp., Rosemont, Illinois, has appointed Stephen S. Penley executive vice president.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Michigan, has appointed Ronald P. Harrelson, Caterpillar, Inc., Morton, Illinois, president; Peter Z. Bulkeley, Boston Univ., Boston, president-elect; Marcus B. Crotts, Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, vice president; and Keith M. Gardiner, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, secretary/treasurer. SME's Executive Committee has appointed members Richard L. Kegg, Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences, Cincinnati; David G. Lee, Midway Products Group, Monroe, Michigan; and Richard C. Peters, The Timken Co., Bucyrus, Ohio,

The Aluminum Assn., Washington, D.C., has appointed Robin R. King vice president of communications.

10 months ago

2016 Real Estate Law - CalBRE

The 2016 Real Estate Law is comprised of statutes and regulations with which real estate practitioners should be familiar. It is divided into four parts by subject matter as follows:

Please note, the 2016 Real Estate Law does not contain all laws relevant to real estate. The 29 Codes which comprise California law are available in their entirety at the official website for California legislative information.

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10 months ago

Best Bankruptcy Websites |

To learn about Chapter 7 or Chapter13 bankruptcy or find bankruptcy forms and instructions, theseconsumer-friendly websites can provide the information you need. (For tips andresources on finding laws and doing legal research online, check out Nolo'sLegal Researchsection.)

U.S. Courts' Website, Bankruptcy Area

The U.S. Courts' newly revamped bankruptcy website has excellent, albeit basic,information about bankruptcy. This is also the place to go to find a list ofthe approved consumer credit counseling and debtor education agencies in yourstate and the current bankruptcy filing fees. Last, but definitely not least,you can access the Official Bankruptcy Forms. You can complete the formsonline, print them, and then file them with your local bankruptcy court.

U.S. Courts' Website, Court Locator

Click on this link, choose "bankruptcy" from the drop down menu, andenter your zip code to the find bankruptcy court nearest to you, directions tothe court, and a direct link to the court's website.

U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Trustee Program

Thewebsite of the Department of Justice has one area devoted to the U.S. TrusteeProgram. Here you'll find IRS national, regional, and local expense figures foruse with the bankruptcy means test, a list of credit counseling and debtoreducation providers in your state, and other types of information you'll needin order to file for bankruptcy.

Nolo's Bankruptcy Law Section

Easy to understand, comprehensive information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13bankruptcy. The articles and FAQs start with an overview of each type ofbankruptcy and then provide the information you need before you file, duringyour case, and after the bankruptcy is over. You can also find lots ofinformation on bankruptcy alternatives, so you can decide if bankruptcy is yourbest option.

American Bankruptcy Institute's Bankruptcy Resources

While the ABI is an organization primarily for lawyers, its consumer-facingwebsite provides Q&As, blogs, and a list of pro bono resources by state.

This website has an interactive means test calculator, to help you determine ifyou will qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This site also provides specificinformation based on where you live, like links to local bankruptcy courts, themedian income in your state for purposes of determining Chapter 7 eligibility,and your state law bankruptcy exemption amounts.

Nolo's Debt Management Section

One-stop shopping when it comes to coping with financial trouble. The websiteincludes comprehensive information on handling problems with debt, dealing withcollection agencies and debt buyers, coping with student loan debt, repairingand rebuilding credit, and more.

This Nolo-affiliated site provides bankruptcy information from Nolo's editorsand outside bankruptcy experts.

10 months ago

Real estate transactions | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia

Real estate transactions are governed by a wide body of federal statutes and a combination of state statutes and common law. The requirements established by state law often differ significantly from one state to the next.

Real estate brokers are employed as the agent of the seller in order to obtain a buyer for their property. See Agency. The contract between the broker and seller is called a listing agreement. The agreement may be an open agreement whereby the broker earns a commission only if he or she finds a buyer. A listing is exclusive if the broker is the only agent entitled to a commission for finding a buyer. Under an exclusive arrangement, a broker may be entitled to a payment even if the seller finds the buyer without the brokers aid. Real estate brokers and salesperson are licensed and regulated by local state laws. See, e.g., California Civil Code 2079. Professional organizations may also provide further guidelines.

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex,or national origin. See 42 U.S.C. 3601-3631. Real estate brokers are specifically prohibited from discriminating by the act. See 3606 of the act.

The agreement to sell between a buyer and seller of real estate is governed by the general principles of contract law. See Contracts. The Statute of Frauds requires that contracts for real property be in writing. See, e.g., California Civil Code 1624.

It is commonly required in real estate contracts that the title to the property sold be marketable. This requires that the seller have proof of title to all the property he or she is selling and that third parties not have undisclosed interests in the title. See Real property.

A title insurance company or an attorney is often employed by the buyer to investigate whether the title is, indeed, marketable. Title insurance companies also insure the buyer against losses caused by the title being invalid.

In order to pass title, a deed with a proper description of the land must be executed and delivered. Some states require that the deed be officially recorded to establish ownership of the property and/or provide notice of its transfer to subsequent purchasers.

The most common method of financing real estate transactions is through a mortgage. See Mortgage.

10 months ago

2016 Real Estate Law - CalBRE

The 2016 Real Estate Law is comprised of statutes and regulations with which real estate practitioners should be familiar. It is divided into four parts by subject matter as follows:

Please note, the 2016 Real Estate Law does not contain all laws relevant to real estate. The 29 Codes which comprise California law are available in their entirety at the official website for California legislative information.

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10 months ago

Real Estate Law - Real Estate Lawyers & Attorneys

Real Estate Law contains: 3 Videos, 216 Articles, 241 FAQs

Whether you are buying or selling a home, in a real estate law dispute, or contemplating a real estate transaction, it is important to know your rights and have them explained to you by a real estate lawyer. Real estate law encompasses a broad range of issues in relation to property law that you may have never thought about before such as, easement disputes, foreclosures, injuries, property taxes, neighbor relations, property deeds, real estate warranties, different types of mortgages, insurance, and issues related to buying and selling real estate. You will likely have several questions you need answered and an experienced re

10 months ago

United States Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Indiana

On April 1, 2016, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code became effective. The adjusted dollar amounts apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2016. Seven of the Official Forms and two of the Director's Forms contain references to several of the affected dollar amounts. The following revised forms became effective on April 1, 2016, and apply to cases filed on or after that date:Official Form 106C, Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt; Official Form 107, Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy; Official Form 122A-2, Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation; Official Form 122C-2, Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income; Official Form 201, Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy; Official Form 207, Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy; Official Form 410, Proof of Claim; Director's Form 2000, Required Lists, Schedules, Statements, and Fees; and Director's Form 2830, Chapter 13 Debtor's Certification Regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section 522(q)