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Stites & Harbison PLLC
On June 2, 2014, the AGC of Middle Tennessee will be partnering with other construction trade associations across the state, Tennessee OSHA Outreach Training Centers, as well as TOSHA to have a statewide construction "Fall Protection Safety Stand Down."
Duane Morris LLP
Common sense suggests that when a lien has been bonded off, the owner of the real estate need no longer be a party to the lien claim lawsuit.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a decision that a federal contractor violated the Federal Civil False Claims Act when its subcontractor failed to pay prevailing wages to its employees.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A number of families will be traveling this holiday weekend, and some are travel-savvy enough to check out travel websites like www.911.Virginia.org for real-time traffic information and identification of construction delays.
Reed Smith
Although the economy is showing signs of recovery in fits and starts, the traditional commercial real estate lending market is still tight for many developers.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In a case decided just last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit provided more guidance concerning the potential liability of an apartment owner under our Fair Housing Act.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Under Florida’s Construction Lien Law, a lien may be transferred by any person having interest in the real property upon which the line is imposed or the contract under which the lien is claimed from such property.
Fox Rothschild LLP
New Jersey is considering a bill to abolish NJ’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and transfer regulation of appraisers to the state’s Real Estate Commission.
Foley & Lardner
The owner of a building used as a place for a large number of people to gather will be strictly liable for an injury resulting from any building code violation.
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.
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Reed Smith
Last weekend, I came across an interesting story on my Facebook news feed
Reed Smith
On March 25th, I posted about the legal implications of using on-line apartment-renting services like AirBnB.
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
A successful real estate project often requires blending several sources of funding.
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."
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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