Mondaq USA: Real Estate and Construction
Fox Rothschild LLP
In the case of Chester County Outdoor, LLC v. Board of Supervisors of Penn Township, the Commonwealth Court, in an unreported decision, dismissed a lawsuit filed by the applicant seeking site specific relief to construct billboards in the Township.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In zoning and land use cases, matters involving a request for a use variance are often viewed as being the most difficult cases in which to obtain an approval.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In the case of Selig v. The Zoning Hearing Board of North Whitehall Township, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, in an unreported decision, upheld prior case law ruling that a corporation cannot proceed "pro se" or with a non-attorney representing them.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In the recent case of Cross v. Solebury Township, the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, in Pennsylvania, dismissed an applicant’s claim that the enforcement of the Solebury Township Zoning Ordinance resulted in a "defacto" taking of their property.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The US House Financial Services Committee approved H.R. 5148 which would grant certain "high-risk" mortgages an exemption from having an appraisal performed in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice ("USPAP").
Fox Rothschild LLP
The City of Orlando on Monday dropped its attempt to condemn a family-owned church to build a new Major League Soccer stadium.
The McLane Law Firm
What can I do to protect my interest in the property from being sold to an undesirable new landlord?
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Appraisal Institute has produced its Standards of Valuation Practice which may, in certain circumstances, be used as an alternative to "USPAP."
Fox Rothschild LLP
Data from commercial real estate firm Calkain Companies confirms that the demand for net lease assets remains strong.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
This issue features news from Latin America as well as recent articles prepared in conjunction with the firm’s Environmental and Litigation groups.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
A commercial landlord sought relief from the automatic stay so that it could complete prepetition eviction proceedings against the debtor.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Think that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has lost interest in prosecuting Fair Housing Act (FHA) discrimination cases?
Fox Rothschild LLP
Abraham C. Reich was quoted in The Legal Intelligencer article, "Court Says Seller Has No Duty to Disclose Murder-Suicide."
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
In addition to providing real estate opinions, members of Reinhart's Real Estate Opinion Team are also fortunate to be called upon regularly to tailor loan documents prepared by out-of-state clients and their principal attorneys to fit with the peculiarities of Wisconsin law.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the owner and manager of an apartment community in Cleveland agreed to pay $100,000 to settle allegations of housing discrimination brought by families with children.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
On August 13, 2014, as part of Chapter 287 of the Acts of 2014, Governor Deval Patrick enacted legislation to expand landowners’ rights to withdraw land from Land Court registration in Massachusetts.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The Supreme Court of California has held that CEQA review was not required before the Sonora City Council adopted an initiative measure approving a specific plan for expansion of a Wal-Mart store.
Reed Smith
On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania advised that it would consider the appeal from the Superior Court determination dated March 14, 2014 in the matter of Sheddon v. Anadarko E&P Co. LP. We will continue to update this blog as new information regarding the Supreme Court’s review becomes available.
Holland & Knight
The new Massachusetts Retainage Law will apply to any contract arising from a private construction project where the prime contract value is $3 million or more.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family.
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Jones Day
In a June 20 decision, the Texas Supreme Court applied the economic loss rule to preclude a direct claim for negligent misrepresentation by a construction contractor against an owner's architect based on flawed design documents.
Reed Smith
E5-B visas are another growing source of liquidity in the real estate and construction world.
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.
Jones Day
Forum-selection and choice-of-law clauses control every aspect of the parties' respective obligations and liabilities undertaken on a project.
Osborne & Osborne PA
Tax Planning Considerations for the Purchase of a Residence in the U.S. by Foreign Buyers
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.
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."
Stites & Harbison PLLC
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family.
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.
Holland & Knight
The new Massachusetts Retainage Law will apply to any contract arising from a private construction project where the prime contract value is $3 million or more.
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