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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
"Collateral attack is not a substitute for an appeal" reasoned the Second Appellate District Court in "Bowman v. California Coastal Commission".
Reed Smith
On March 18, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided that under the federal environmental cleanup law known as the "Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act", a subcontractor cannot recover the value of unpaid work directly from a landowner if the landowner has already paid the general contractor for the subcontractor's work.
Reed Smith
The Seventh District of the State of Ohio issued its opinion in the matter of Walker v. Noon.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
The recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in the much-publicized federal Fair Housing Act case "MHANY Management v. Incorporated village of Garden City", presents a classic example as to how a municipality can run afoul of the federal Fair Housing Act.
Reed Smith
The Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., Senior Judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, spoke at the monthly meeting of the Real Estate Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association held on April 10, 2014.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
After Norristown, Pennsylvania condemned an entire condominium building and forced its owners to relocate due to structural deficiencies and safety concerns, a group of those displaced owners brought suit against the Municipality of Norristown.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I saw a new batch of statistics which contained data on the number of fair housing complaints filed as well as the protected classes involved.
Dentons
Syndication continues to grow in popularity among lenders. Here, the authors explain the significant legal issues surrounding such transactions.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
The Reinhart Real Estate Opinion Team described recent court decisions clarifying the super-priority lien status granted to certain types of lenders.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
In Perdido Sun Condominium Association, Inc. v. Citizens Property Ins. Corp., Case No. 1D13-1951 (Fla. 1st DCA January 23, 2014), the First District Court of Appeal addressed whether Citizens is entitled to immunity from claims alleging bad faith insurance practices.
Reed Smith
When landlords negotiate amendments or extensions of leases with existing tenants, it can be easy to overlook a very simple but important part of the documentation process: the reaffirmation of an existing guaranty of lease.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
A city housing authority sought a bankruptcy court order confirming that the automatic stay did not prevent it from continuing eviction proceedings where it had obtained a judgment of possession against a tenant before she filed bankruptcy.
Duane Morris LLP
The owner of a building open to public use will be strictly liable for damage or injury resulting from a code violation, under a decision issued by Massachusetts’ highest court.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Mitchel Hill was featured in The American Lawyer article, "The Churn."
Dickinson Wright PLLC
For the last 25 years, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors’ enforcement procedures have been best described as "complainant driven."
Fox Rothschild LLP
By Order dated March 4, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court has relaxed and supplemented the following Rules of Court relating to mortgage foreclosure matters, effective as of that date:
McGuireWoods LLP
While a mechanism for financing a portion of the cost of eligible hotel and tourism projects in Virginia began slowly, the use of this Program is now on the rise.
Reed Smith
On March 25th, I posted about the legal implications of using on-line apartment-renting services like AirBnB.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
The Alabama Supreme Court reversed its own decision, finding that insurance carriers must cover damages against a general contractor for water leaks.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
California’s Second District Court of Appeal issued a decision on March 20 in "Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Fish & Wildlife".
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Reed Smith
Last weekend, I came across an interesting story on my Facebook news feed
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Depending on the situation, sometimes leasing space from another tenant is a good business decision in terms of price, location and size.
Reed Smith
On March 25th, I posted about the legal implications of using on-line apartment-renting services like AirBnB.
Duane Morris LLP
A recent appellate decision confirms that an indemnity in a construction equipment installment sales contract did not continue once final payment was made.
Fox Rothschild LLP
As discussed in this space in past posts, our federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) contains a handful of exceptions, the most famous of which is the "Mrs. Murphy Exemption."
Reed Smith
A successful real estate project often requires blending several sources of funding.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently issued another decision affecting the foreclosure of mortgages in Massachusetts.
Holland & Knight
On November 6, 2013, ASTM International (ASTM) published a new Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, known as ASTM E1527-13.
Arent Fox LLP
The Senate Finance Committee approved the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
The Florida Supreme Court ruling in Earth Trades v. T&G Corp, Case No. SC10-1892 has a significant impact upon unlicensed contractors.
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