Mondaq USA: Real Estate and Construction
Reed Smith
In September, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously decided in Reading Area Water Authority v. Schuylkill River Greenway, that a "water authority" may not condemn a utility easement over privately-owned land for the sole purpose of providing a private developer sewage and drainage facilities for a proposed residential housing development.
Duane Morris LLP
federal court in Kentucky has confirmed that it is without authority to tinker with the venue clause in an arbitration agreement. The plaintiff subcontractor is from Kentucky, and the joint venture prime contractor partners from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania; the project is in Kentucky.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
What is the best way to hold a title to real estate? The wrong form of ownership can increase legal liability, enlarge your tax burden and subject an estate to probate.
Womble Carlyle
In late August, the D.C. Court of Appeals rendered a decision in Chase Plaza Condominium Association, Inc. v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., CA-5826-10 (August 28, 2014) determining that a homeowner's association's (HOA's) statutory "super-priority" lien, or superlien, for unpaid assessments took priority of position over other liens, including a lender's mortgage lien.
Duane Morris LLP
What’s more important: following public procurement rules, or making sure that federal funding won’t disappear?
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Governor Brown signed legislation that is seen as creating a robust new financing tool which will expand the existing mechanism of Infrastructure Financing Districts.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Store renovations and repairs can be a time-consuming and messy business, and they almost always bring with them layers of logistical and operational concerns.
Womble Carlyle
Today's piece digests a recent decision from the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of North Carolina dismissing as unripe a takings claim against the City of Raleigh.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Many commercial property owners have approached us with questions about missing data protocols, how to properly comply with AB 1103 (and the consequences of non-compliance) and what buildings are affected. Here is what you need to know.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Real estate deals. Sexual harassment. Evictions. Homelessness. Empowerment. No, it’s not the latest version of the Real Housewives.
Womble Carlyle
A good website provides an impression, serves at a repository for information, functions as a means of communication and works as a vehicle for a transaction, among other important uses.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Our readers may recall that the issue of whether claims of "disparate impact" are cognizable under FHA have twice recently come before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Womble Carlyle
We blogged last week about an innovation district coming to Durham, North Carolina, to be affectionately called "Durham ID".
Womble Carlyle
This past session, the North Carolina General Assembly replaced the existing Underground Damage Prevention Act with the Underground Utility Safety and Damage Prevention Act.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The California Court of Appeals has recently held that, as a general rule, the Documentary Transfer Tax applies whenever there is a "change in ownership" of real property.
Womble Carlyle
So many great ideas sound so simple, so obvious after development and actualization, right?
Womble Carlyle
The Durham Innovation District, or Durham ID, is coming to downtown Durham, North Carolina.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Your professional apartment management team has certain responsibilities when we have residents and/or applicants with service animals. The need for some service animals is obvious and we do not need any medical verification.
Fox Rothschild LLP
House Bill No. 1565 proposes to, among other things, amend the Clean Streams Law pertaining to the use of riparian buffers.
Womble Carlyle
We've blogged in the past here and here about the dance between the City of Raleigh and the State of North Carolina over the City's 300-plus acre Dorothea Dix campus.
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Forum-selection and choice-of-law clauses control every aspect of the parties' respective obligations and liabilities undertaken on a project.
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.
Thompson Coburn LLP
The Federal Aviation Administration has been playing catch-up with the developers and manufacturers of "drones," a term those in the media have grown fond of using.
Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster PC
Under existing law, no tax is imposed on the receipt of a partnership interest unless...
Dentons (US)
Syndication continues to grow in popularity among lenders. Here, the authors explain the significant legal issues surrounding such transactions.
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
Florida enacted legislation making limitation of liability clauses for design professionals enforceable when certain conditions are met.
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.
Womble Carlyle
It was reported back in May 2014 that Dominion Resources, Inc. was considering the construction of a 450-mile underground natural gas pipeline.
Jones Day
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the petition for allowance of appeal filed by National Union of the Superior Court’s decision in Indalex Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co.
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