Mondaq USA: Real Estate and Construction
Fox Rothschild LLP
Continuing a trend I have been reporting on this month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed yet another complaint against the owner and manager of a 28 unit apartment community alleging familial status discrimination under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
A recent decision by the First Department of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, addresses the preclusive effect of arbitration awards in subsequent judgment enforcement suits against payment bond sureties.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Continuing along a recent path, late last month HUD announced that it had filed another Fair Housing Act (FHA) discrimination complaint, this time against a management company in Texas asserting that the apartment community imposed overly restrictive rules on children under the age of 16.
Duane Morris LLP
Construction contracts in New York and in other states frequently include provisions that bar recovery of damages for delay and require extra work to be authorized in writing.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Deal people and their lawyers often give remedy provisions of real estate agreements the designation of "boilerplate," thinking that cutting and pasting is all that is needed.
Holland & Knight
A permit and development order extension opportunity is available until Jan. 25, 2016, as a result of Florida's declaration of a state of emergency for Tropical Storm Erika.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
In Shoemaker v. City of Howell, a federal appeals court issued an important decision regarding the legality of municipal fees.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently issued new regulations applicable to recipients of certain types of HUD funds.
Fox Rothschild LLP
HUD unveiled a proposed policy today in which smoking would be prohibited in public housing apartment homes and communities across the country.
Dykema Gossett
Last month, Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) was signed into law in California. Effective January 1, 2016, AB 802 replaces the existing energy use disclosure program, AB 1103...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Atlanta associate Brian Mink had his article – "Trading CERCLA for Spearin in El Dorado County: Shifting the Risk of Unknown Site Pollution to the Government in CERCLA Consent Decrees" – published by the American Bar Association in its Fall 2015 Construction Lawyer magazine.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
As California developers and public agencies well know, the entitlement process in our state is driven by CEQA, the California Environmental Quality Act.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
We represented a co-op building that had a number of leaks within a short period of time. Each was caused by shareholders and caused significant water damage to other apartments and common areas of the building.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In a case demonstrating the intersection between housing and unlawful sexual harassment, just last week the Department of Justice ("DOJ") filed a federal lawsuit against the Kansas City, KS Housing Authority and its former hearing officer.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Real Property Law Section 339-v(2)(a) permits condominiums, in their by-laws, to include "provisions governing the alienation, conveyance, sale, leasing, purchase, ownership and occupancy of units[.]".
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
In Airport Mart v. Westchester County, the court found that the tenant lacked standing to challenge Westchester's determination to terminate a license agreement.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Dennis Greenstein authored an article on October 29 in Habitat on how to create a water damage program.
Butler Snow LLP
Standard & Poor's (S&P) has rating criteria for municipal and corporate bonds, the proceeds of which are to be used to finance the acquisition, refinancing, or renovation of affordable rental housing communities.
Dykema Gossett
An amendment to the Mechanics Lien Act now provides that an applicant may at any time file a petition to substitute a surety bond for property subject to a mechanic's lien.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation have introduced legislation aimed to give more leverage to states faced with new interstate power-line projects.
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Clyde & Co
On 10 March 2014, Clyde & Co held the first North American focused Global Property Seminar in our London office.
Blank Rome LLP
The most confusion I have seen in the discussion of construction topics concerns the concepts of "warranty" and "guaranty."
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On an almost daily basis, our Courts publish decisions that demonstrate the broad panoply of disputes that are prosecuted under the RPAPL Article 15 "umbrella".
Fox Rothschild LLP
Donald Trump continues to be attacked by his primary opponents regarding his most prior use of eminent domain.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
As a commercial real estate owner, you know how important it is to retain your tenants. But forces of nature can make even the most solvent tenant unable to fulfill the terms of its lease.
Fox Rothschild LLP
When I started writing this blog, I feared the only readers would be my Mom and my wife. Fair housing from the perspective of management's lawyer?
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
A sole source specification restricts a bidder to providing materials, equipment, or labor, from one source.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation have introduced legislation aimed to give more leverage to states faced with new interstate power-line projects.
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