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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 7

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 19

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Mary Ward Legal Centre Seeks a full-time Housing Solicitor to undertake a wide range of casework including defending possession proceedings, disrepair actions and homelessness appeals. You will have a minimum of two years experience of…
  • Dec 16

    Of Penalties and Possession

    Of Penalties and Possession
    Charalambous & Anor v Maureen Rosairie Ng & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 The Court of Appeal has again thrown the cat among the tenancy deposit protection pigeons. In Charalambous it had to grapple with the, admittedly fairly rare…
  • Dec 15

    Not quite, Minister

    Not quite, Minister
    Following the Upper Tribunal judgment in SSWP v David Nelson and Fife Council, SSWP v James Nelson and Fife Council [2014] UKUT 0525 (AAC) [our report], the DWP has issued a Circular - HB U6/2014 The thing is that it isn't quite…
Rank this Week: 259

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Dec 17

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail
    The increase in the number of accidents involving the transportation of oil by rail has increased the scrutiny on shippers of Bakken crude oil. In response, the United States Department of Transportation has proposed new rules to govern the…
  • Dec 16

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline
    Anti-fracking groups have been clamoring over the negative impact fracking has on the environment. One of the primary arguments raised by these groups is that fracking leads to high methane emissions. A newly released study suggests that…
  • Dec 15

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy
    The fluids used during hydraulic fracturing are an integral component of the fracking process. Although the fracking fluids are primarily composed of water and sand, manufacturers add varying amounts of chemicals to the fluids. The…
Rank this Week: 267

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Dec 20

    Texas (Reluctantly) Finds No Regulatory Takings Claim

    Texas (Reluctantly) Finds No Regulatory Takings Claim
    The Texas Supreme Court is generally pretty good about property rights. See this opinion, this one, and this one, for examples. So when the legal analysis in one of its regulatory takings/inverse condemnation opinions has the following…
  • Dec 19

    Maine: On Second Thought, We Were Right When We Said That Beach Property Is Not Subject To Special Rule

    Maine: On Second Thought, We Were Right When We Said That Beach Property Is Not Subject To Special Rule
    Back in February, we blogged about an opinion from the Maine Supreme Court involving littoral property (that's beachfront property to all you non-lawyers and Navy people), in which the court concluded that those who were asserting a…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Court Challenge To NJ's Beach Replenishment Plan

    Federal Court Challenge To NJ's Beach Replenishment Plan
    Here's the Verified Complaint in a case recently filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey: Plaintiffs Jenkinson’s Pavilion, a corporation of the State of New Jersey and Jenkinson’s South, Inc., a corporation of the State of New…
Rank this Week: 390

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 19

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole
    Yes, that Denmark: In time for Christmas, Denmark has claimed Santa Claus's home -- the North Pole. Although it might seem like a joke, Denmark's wish to expand its influence in the Arctic is part of a serious geopolitical struggle:...
  • Dec 19

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie
    Ryan McCarl (Independent) has posted When Homeowners Associations Go Too Far: Political Responses to Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communities (Real Estate Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Common Interest Communities (CICs) are…
  • Dec 18

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation
    According to highway engineer Matt Taylor, Manhattan would need 48 more bridges and an underground parking lot equivalent the size of the entire island if everyone drove to work.
Rank this Week: 417

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 358

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 437

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 378

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Dec 12

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer…

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer station because a community does not like the use does not suffice to say that just compensation must be paid. That transfer station is a very special use and may end up being a very expensive purchase…
  • Dec 12

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a…

    In Hornell Township, Pennsylvania, a number of Burns Town members were elected, in part at least, on a slate that they would reverse the fracking moratorium. Landowners have the opportunity to receive substantial payments when fracking is…
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
Rank this Week: 467

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    General Contract Law Update

    General Contract Law Update
    As part of K&L Gates’ commitment to continuing professional development, the lawyers in our London office’s Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group regularly provide presentations and seminars on a wide range of legal…
  • Dec 9

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code
    By Duncan Fletcher, K&L Gates, Perth and  Matthew Parker, K&L Gates, Sydney The Federal Government has issued an advance release of its revised Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014…
  • Dec 4

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.
    By Ryan D. DeMotte and Richard F. Paciaroni, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh The design/build delivery model o­ffers owners and contractors the potential for greater efficiencies in the construction process, but if the parties do not carefully…
Rank this Week: 736

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 642

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Dec 5

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.
    06 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is sourcing large amounts of cheap mezzanine capital through EB-5 financing for its top developer clients. To qualify for this program, the borrower must…
  • Nov 28

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!
    28 November, 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce! by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities”…
  • Nov 11

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US
    11 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Chinese Investment or here on EB-5 Financing. As the Chinese economy continues to become more important globally, we are seeing a shift in Asian investment in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 714

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 569

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 609

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 19

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth
     [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain During yesterday’s Part 2, Mr. Guite prevailed in court (back in 2011) and…
  • Dec 18

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In yesterday’s Part 1, we encountered Michel Guite, for several decades a part-time resident of Hartland, Vermont,…
  • Dec 17

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here
    By: David A. Smith We have come to dedicate a portion of that field ‘Forever’ is a concept that we human beings use all too cavalierly in ordinary conversation but that when written into a contract (such as a land-use agreement or…
Rank this Week: 999

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1064

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae

    3% Down Payment Loans Early Holiday Present From Fannie Mae
    Feds Hope New Low Down Payment Will Boost Housing Market Ho, ho, ho, early Christmas and holiday presents are coming to first time home buyers courtesy of Fannie Mae! Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market,…
  • Dec 5

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill for 2013 May Pass Before Year End
    Short Sale Sellers In 2013 Would Get Key Tax Break A bill that would extend a key tax break to tens of thousands of short sale sellers who sold their homes in 2013 for less than they owed on their mortgages passed the U.S.…
  • Dec 1

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham

    Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar On Dec. 2 In Waltham
    Sorry for the late notice, but I will be giving a presentation on Massachusetts landlord-tenant law to the Waltham Rental Housing Association, December 2, 2014, starting at 7PM at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA,…
Rank this Week: 1020

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Dec 3

    Eminent Domain Compensation

    Eminent Domain Compensation
    Eminent Domain Compensation There are hundreds of road projects happening all over the country, whether they are small widening projects or new road realignments; construction projects are needed and will continue to happen throughout the…
  • Nov 24

    Roundabouts and their Impact in Eminent Domain

    Roundabouts and their Impact in Eminent Domain
    This is a summary regarding roundabouts and eminent domain, lets first start with a summary of roundabouts.  Roundabouts are becoming popular among states as they are construction more and more every year and they are outpacing the…
  • Nov 14

    Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain

    Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain
    Eminent domain is the process by which the government or another entity has the ability to take private property for public use. Any property taken through eminent domain must be fairly compensated. This triggers a process by which…
Rank this Week: 1033

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
Rank this Week: 1038

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 831

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
  • Feb 11

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C The Indiana Court of Appeals, in a split decision, recently held that a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract serves to waive all claims for damage, where those damages are…
  • Sep 12

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
Rank this Week: 892

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port
    The ship arrest procedure in Bulgaria can be done in one of the two Bulgarian Black Sea ports – Varna and Burgas. The legal regime of the ship arrest is subject to the regulation of two main legal acts, effective in Bulgaria:…
  • Jul 6

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company
    There are two main reasons why foreigners dissolve their Bulgarian limited companies: Regarding the first point, we have alarmed in the past few years that all companies in Bulgaria which haven’t been re-registered or dissolved…
  • Mar 22

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?
    Sometimes you need to move a tractor unit from one place to another and can’t find a load to cover your diesel costs. Recently we had a case where, the owner of a truck had to move it with an empty trailer to another country. The truck…
Rank this Week: 948

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.

    En busca del príncipe azul: el inquilino perfecto.
    No existe. Y, en este caso, al contrario que (dicen) ocurre con el "príncipe azul", no es culpa de Walt Disney. Debe ser culpa de nuestra dejadez, exceso de confianza o empatía, tanto con el candidato como con la inmobiliaria o…
  • Jun 3

    El abogado que no lo era.

    El abogado que no lo era.
    Hace algunos años contesté una demanda, no mía, de unos clientes: los demandantes exigían elevar a público un contrato privado que mis representados, de escasa instrucción, ni siquiera recordaban haber firmado. El asunto era más que…
  • Mar 7

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").

    Four years prison for Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez ("Grupo Mirador").
    Enrique J. and Leopoldo T. Faura Sánchez have been found guilty of missappropiation by Spanish Supreme Court, they face a final sentence of four years in prison, judgment dated 14th. November 2013. The Supreme Court has confirmed the first…
Rank this Week: 884

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 938

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.
    When thinking about restructuring a mortgage or even going through the foreclosure process, most homeowners are motivated by the bottom line—lower monthly mortgage payments or relief from burdening debt. What most homeowners do not…
  • Sep 30

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.
    In New York, grieving your property taxes means more than just complaining when your bill and assessment arrives. Each year the tax assessor for hundreds of municipalities sets a base line "assessment" for how much your they believe your…
  • Sep 20

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.
    Yesterday's Blog dealt with what happens if you don't diligently apply for your mortgage while attempting to buy a house. But, what happens if you got your commitment and the bank thereafter revokes it? According to the case law, a…
Rank this Week: 863

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1959

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Dec 20

    Great Lakes wolf ruling by U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell

    Great Lakes wolf ruling by U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell
    Issued Dec. 19, 2014. 111 pages. More links here.
  • Dec 19

    Sea Shepherd, Watson found in contempt by Ninth Circuit

    Sea Shepherd, Watson found in contempt by Ninth Circuit
    The Ninth Circuit has found Sea Shepherd, founder Paul Watson and six volunteer members of the Sea Shepherd US board in contempt of court for violating an injunction that forbade the group’s ships from coming within 500 yards of…
  • Dec 19

    Great Lakes wolves listed again, per federal judge’s ruling

    Great Lakes wolves listed again, per federal judge’s ruling
    Howell, in D.C., reinstates protections in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Here’s the order and the Humane Society news release. Cannot seem to access the D.C. ECF site, otherwise I’d have the (111-page) opinion, which will be…
Rank this Week: 1936

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Landlord Law Blog looks back on 2014

    Landlord Law Blog looks back on 2014
    The traditional round up of the years Landlord Law Blog posts - something for you to read while the blog closes down of the Christmas period and Ben and I take a break.
  • Dec 19

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #184

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #184
    Ben Reeve Lewis takes out his crytal ball and looks at housing politics, and whether letting agents will be around this time next year ...
  • Dec 18

    Charalambou v. Ng – another worrying tenancy deposit case on old deposit

    Charalambou v. Ng – another worrying tenancy deposit case on old deposit
    A new tenancy deposit case from the Court of Appeal regarding tenancy deposits which were taken by landlords prior to the regulations coming into force
Rank this Week: 1517

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Pizza Trademark

    Pizza Trademark
    Everyone loves pizza. New York Style, Chicago deep dish, Sicilian style. And, everyone has a favorite pizza joint, hence the popularity of pizza franchises like Dominoes, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut. Their advertising is everywhere.…
  • Dec 19

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO
    When you see the acronym “WTF,” do you think of chewing gum? Probably not. If you text, then you probably have a very different understanding of the acronyms intended reference and, depending upon your sensibilities, you might…
  • Dec 19

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case
    Can fruit in a can be “all natural”? What if I told you the canned fruit you were eating was “All Natural Fruit” and then went on to describe the ingredients as including ascorbic acid and citric acid; would you find…
Rank this Week: 1775

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 1653

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    Your Board's Presence Is Present Enough: Don't forget to say "Thank you" this holiday season

    Your Board's Presence Is Present Enough: Don't forget to say "Thank you" this holiday season
    We've all received the party invitation with a note letting us know that gifts are not requested--Your presence is present enough. Some of us take the cue, while others go above and beyond and bring a gift despite the note. I like to think…
  • Dec 10

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate is gearing up to get the rulemaking process rolling on the new manager licensure law that goes into effect on January 1st and here's the latest communication from the Division.  While community…
  • Dec 4

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix
    After a long day at work, it's sometimes nice to sit down with a lovely glass of red wine or a cocktail.  However, at the risk of sounding like an old fuddy duddy, I have to say that alcohol and HOA board meetings are…
Rank this Week: 1731

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    What Types Of Financial Records Should I Put Together To Start A Divorce In Rochester?

    What Types Of Financial Records Should I Put Together To Start A Divorce In Rochester?
    All financial records are subject to discovery in a divorce in Rochester, but you can get a head start by collecting things like the past two years’ tax returns, pay stubs, statements from bank accounts, brokerages, credit cards,…
  • Dec 18

    We’ve Only Been Married A Short Time In Rochester. Is An Annulment Easier Than A Divorce?

    We’ve Only Been Married A Short Time In Rochester. Is An Annulment Easier Than A Divorce?
    No, contrary to popular understanding, an annulment is typically much harder to achieve in Rochester, even if your marriage has been short. For the state of New York to allow an annulment, you’ll have to prove that there was a flaw in…
  • Dec 18

    Can You Represent Me For Post-Divorce Issues In Buffalo?

    Can You Represent Me For Post-Divorce Issues In Buffalo?
    Yes, we represent clients whose divorce is complete, and are now facing a need to review elements of spousal maintenance, child custody, child support, non-compliance with court orders related to property, and more. Whether you have lost a…
Rank this Week: 1426

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1780

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Dec 16

    Conveyancing Hendon - Conveyancing Search Result

    Conveyancing Hendon - Conveyancing Search Result
    I got asked yesterday by a potential buyer requiring conveyancing in Hendon whether Environmental Searches would show if Hendon is within the Hydrogen Network Expansion plan (LHNE)LHNE will deliver publicly-accessible, state-of-the-art…
  • Dec 7

    Why even a prophet of doom can be comforting

    Why even a prophet of doom can be comforting
    I’m a specialist in risk, so I can sometimes be accused of being a little conservative in outlook, even for a lawyer. But I suspect that this article will have people reaching for their thesaurus to find stronger words, like…
  • Dec 7

    Are you going straight to tribunal if you breach the CML handbook?

    Are you going straight to tribunal if you breach the CML handbook?
    Over the last few years, the SRA and  Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal  have taken disciplinary action against firms appear to have failed to comply with requirements to report key facts about transactions to lenders.…
Rank this Week: 1443

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Beethoven Benedictu

    Beethoven Benedictu
    (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chorus)
  • Dec 14

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase
    From the Gospel according to Matthew, ch. 24 (all translations in this post are from the New English Translation): 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. 6 You…
  • Dec 10

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon
    Today, at the request of Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein, both sides in the South Carolina case are submitting proposed forms of a final decision and order for her to sign. She will most likely use one of the two versions as a basis for her own…
Rank this Week: 1954

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1717

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
Rank this Week: 2000

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again
    “Low” is the operative word of the day. According to the US Energy Information Administration, U.S. weekly regular gasoline retail prices averaged $2.78/gallon (gal) on December 1, the lowest since October 4, 2010. U.S. regular…
  • Dec 8

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading
    A decision issued last year by the U.S. Supreme Court has ramifications that affect property owners. The case, Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 11-1274 (“Gabelli”), involved an enforcement action filed by the SEC…
  • Dec 1

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee
     (“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant” #7)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in a commercial lease…
Rank this Week: 1142

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
  • Nov 24

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA
    This week two ADA writers I follow, Marc Dubin and William Goren, looked at the problem of telling just what the ADA requires. Both concluded that in some respect the only way to know was to  look at the latest private…
Rank this Week: 1660

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Dec 14

    To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate, That Is The Question.

    To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate, That Is The Question.
    PrintTo arbitrate or not to arbitrate, that is the question. That has become a pretty hackneyed way of putting an issue in play. Here’s another hackneyed way of expressing something: “we’re not going to touch that third…
  • Dec 7

    Why Some Negotiations Feel Like Going To The Dentist (With Apologies To All Dentists)

    Why Some Negotiations Feel Like Going To The Dentist (With Apologies To All Dentists)
    PrintLong-time readers may have discerned a certain pattern to the subjects Ruminations Ruminates about week after week. We try to mix up legal, factual, and procedural (negotiation) topics. Whereas we often do multi-part blog postings on…
  • Nov 30

    Yes-O-Phobia, A Barrier To Quickly Negotiating Agreement

    Yes-O-Phobia, A Barrier To Quickly Negotiating Agreement
    PrintYes-o-phobia: The fear of saying yes, often in the course of negotiating agreements. Usage example: “No.” This phobia is more prevalent among those new to their field or job, but not exclusively to lesser experienced…
Rank this Week: 1601

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Dec 9

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account
    As reported By Philip Tirone of www.720CreditScore.com, after learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    According to Robin Miller of CBAR,  it depends on the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case.  After the Chapter 13 debtor husband received $250,000 in life insurance benefits due to the death of his debtor wife, the…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?
    According to Robing Miller of CBAR, if a Chapter 13 debtor is unable to provide information about his non-filing spouse’s income, expenses, and contributions to the household, they were required to propose a Chapter 13 plan that paid…
Rank this Week: 1279

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula
    The Indiana Commission on Business Personal Property & Business Taxation released its final report.  The farmland tax burden was a substantial part of the discussion. Four of the 16 recommendations from the commission…
  • Dec 5

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground
    The US Army has requested permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it cease environmental monitoring on a 2,080-acre section of the old Jefferson Proving Ground near Madison where ammunition testing was…
  • Dec 4

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity
    From the Beige Book published on December 3, prepared by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and based on information collected on or before November 24, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from business and other contacts…
Rank this Week: 1819

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing

    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing
    Sirius Real Estate flat on listing - Property | MoneywebGermany-focused property fund debuts on AltX. JOHANNESBURG – Sirius Real Estate Ltd, a wholly Germany-focused property fund, traded in a tightly bound range on Friday morning,…
  • Nov 14

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb

    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now out - Property | Moneyweb
    Property Mogul - Issue 2 - now outThe first piece of investment advice I received was when I turned 18. My father told me that I must invest a third of my savings in property, another third in equity and the remaining third in cash.This…
  • Nov 3

    The folly of holding on for too long

    The folly of holding on for too long
    The folly of holding on for too longThe price only rises so far.  A wise investor once said: we all make mistakes when it comes to investing. Being wrong is not the problem, but staying wrong is.I have been living on the Dainfern Golf…
Rank this Week: 1177

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Nov 24

    The Farah Law Firm Makes Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” List

    The Farah Law Firm Makes Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” List
    Fort Worth, Texas magazine has recognized attorneys Michael Farah and Wayne Taylor of The Farah Law Firm as “2014 Top Attorneys.” Michael was chosen for his work in real estate law, and Wayne was selected for his work in personal…
  • Nov 17

    5 Outrageous Personal Injury Lawsuit

    5 Outrageous Personal Injury Lawsuit
    There are only a few things are more important than your health and safety. If you’ve been injured in an accident—whether on the road, at work, or somewhere completely unexpected—it’s almost always in your best…
  • Oct 29

    10 of the World’s Most Expensive Divorces (and How You Can Avoid One)

    10 of the World’s Most Expensive Divorces (and How You Can Avoid One)
    No matter the circumstances of a divorce, ending a relationship is an emotionally painful and draining experience. It can also be expensive. Really expensive (though it doesn’t have to be!). Many couples become embattled over how their…
Rank this Week: 1807

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Nov 19

    Redevelopment Is Back in California

    Redevelopment Is Back in California
    Back in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown abolished redevelopment agencies in California successfully gaining $1.5 billion of the redevelopment funding to close California’s budget gap. Recently, three bills have reached the Governor’s…
  • Oct 13

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo
    Open Space vs. Condos Proposed development of a portion of the privately-owned 17 acre Weddington Golf and Tennis, located on the banks of the Los Angeles River in Studio City, is a hot topic of debate between Studio City residents and the…
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
Rank this Week: 1246