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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/
  • Apr 18

    SPRING'S SPRUNG

    SPRING'S SPRUNG
    Are you excited that it's springtime, Lucas? We are, too, so we're looking for your best photos of spring in New York City. We're calling it #SignsOfSpringNYC -- a celebration of our vibrant, diverse city as the days get longer, the…
  • Apr 17

    UNDRESS YOUR EGGS?

    UNDRESS YOUR EGGS?
  • Apr 17

    AN EGGPLANT PARM PLANT?

    AN EGGPLANT PARM PLANT?
    The Eggplant Special @ Lucali (South Beach)
Rank this Week: 7

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/
Rank this Week: 157

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 17

    From ‘pillar to post’

    From ‘pillar to post’
    In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family.  I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his…
  • Apr 15

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.
    It appears that Barnet Council (via the Mayor’s casting vote) are determined to carry on with their  plan to raise rents for council tenants, new and existing, to 80% of market rent or top of LHA rates, whichever is lowest. We…
  • Apr 14

    Protocol Problem

    Protocol Problem
    Now that the new pre-action protocols are sort of available, and have been in force since 6 April 2015 even when they were not available, people are having a look at them. And coming up with some issues. The new Pre-action Protocol for…
Rank this Week: 657

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: 227

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: 4452

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will
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  • Apr 14

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection
      Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others. Hillary Clinton came in for criticism when word emerged that she'd bypassed her government email account while running the State…
  • Mar 26

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058
                             Last week the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a report[1] about the employment and earning status of women in the U.S. The…
Rank this Week: 2702

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
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
  • Apr 13

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool
    When representing a fiduciary such as a conservator or personal representative, you’re often dealing with a lay person who may be feeling overwhelmed by unfamiliar responsibilities. One way to bring the situation under control is to use…
Rank this Week: 2101

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee
    Yesterday, under the stewardship of Representative Angela Williams who is the Chair of the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee, House Bill 1343 sailed through that Committee with unanimous bipartisan…
  • Apr 15

    Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House

    Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House
    Yesterday, as expected, the Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 177 on third reading and the bill is now headed to the House for consideration.  While the spin put on this bill by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of Commerce has…
  • Apr 9

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Introduced with Bipartisan Support

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Introduced with Bipartisan Support
    House Bill 15-1343 ("HB 1343") has just been introduced in the Colorado House of Representative to clean-up and improve the manager licensure law which is currently on the books. Given the bipartisan nature of this bill, there is plenty…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Apr 17

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute
    The Ohio coalition in opposing the present route of the Nexus pipeline has chosen the course of looking at the best alternative using industry standard software. It will be up to FERC to decide whether the additional costs would be beneficial…
  • Apr 16

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding
      The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company statement that there is an “impairment” of demand is something that was required to be provided to FERC. Realistically, FERC is only to grant certificates of necessity when there is a…
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy
    In the recent Michigan Supreme Court decision opposing the changes to the Michigan pension system for teachers, the Supreme Court has found that “just compensation” is not to apply. This likely will mean that in the case of a…
Rank this Week: 1067

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 17

    A tale of two cities: Part 5, Very difficult to persuade businesses to set up shop

    A tale of two cities: Part 5, Very difficult to persuade businesses to set up shop
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being…
  • Apr 16

    A tale of two cities: Part 4, Either illegal or impossible

    A tale of two cities: Part 4, Either illegal or impossible
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith “… we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other…
  • Apr 15

    A tale of two cities: Part 3, Either change the constitution or discover oil

    A tale of two cities: Part 3, Either change the constitution or discover oil
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair …” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities When I started this post by…
Rank this Week: 414

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 17

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership
    Ronen Perry (Haifa) & Tal Zarsky (Haifa) have posted Taking Turns (Florida State Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Two siblings jointly inherit their late father’s rocking chair. The chair has principally sentimental and no real…
  • Apr 17

    Ho on Land Rights in China

    Ho on Land Rights in China
    Peter Ho (Delft) has posted The 'Credibility Thesis' and its Application to Property Rights: (In)Secure Land Tenure and Social Welfare in China (Land Use Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Debates over tenure insecurity have been divided…
  • Apr 16

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew
    The Atlantic Cities Blog profiles the men and women who continually paint the Golden Gate Bridge to keep it from rusting and crumbing into the ocean: The Golden Gate Bridge is under attack. Corrosive salt air, roadway contaminants, age, UV...
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Apr 17

    Canada's Yukon government paves the way for hydraulic fracturing

    Canada's Yukon government paves the way for hydraulic fracturing
    The Yukon government has accepted all 21 recommendations made by a Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly Regarding the Rights and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing. The Select Committee held public hearings and accepted submissions to…
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Activity Update - Three Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Three Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bills were introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA Senate Bill 415 - Natural Gas Severance Tax Sponsor: Arthur L. Haywood III (Democrat – Philadelphia and part of Montgomery County)Overview: …
  • Apr 16

    New York Court of Appeals refuses to extend drilling right

    New York Court of Appeals refuses to extend drilling right
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Second Circuit) certified a question to the New York Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals) that could have provided an avenue by which an energy company could have maintained its right…
Rank this Week: 4003

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Apr 17

    Extension to 1971 Historic District Enters Designation Proce

    Extension to 1971 Historic District Enters Designation Proce
    Landmarks vowed to continue engagement with the community and property owners in advance of hearing on extension of the Mount Morris Park Historic District. On April 14, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to add the Mount…
  • Apr 16

    My Rules for Thee, But Not for Me: The City Destroys a City-Owned Landmark

    My Rules for Thee, But Not for Me: The City Destroys a City-Owned Landmark
    The Castle on the Concourse is doomed. Had any other owner of a designated landmark abandoned his property to the elements like this, the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have sued him for “demolition by neglect.” But here…
  • Apr 15

    Victor Gotbaum: The Majesty of Fighting for the Underdog

    Victor Gotbaum: The Majesty of Fighting for the Underdog
    Much has been said about Victor Gotbaum’s many contributions to our country, and to our city in particular.  His place among the legends of organized labor is secure; his position as a master negotiator while helping save NYC from…
Rank this Week: 3138

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Apr 16

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch
    The Virginia Supreme Court today came back with an opinion in Ramsey v. Commissioner of Highways, No, 140929 (Apr. 16, 2015), a eminent domain case in which we filed an amicus brief in support of the property owner. Under Virginia's…
  • Apr 15

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie
    Here's the latest from the Hawaii Supreme Court on the joinder of parties under Rule 19, where there's a claim that an absent party is "indispensable" and thus the case should be dismissed. Bottom line is that an absentee should be joined if…
  • Apr 15

    Missouri: Statute Which Supplants Common Law Farm Nuisance Claim Is Not A Taking

    Missouri: Statute Which Supplants Common Law Farm Nuisance Claim Is Not A Taking
    In 2011, Missouri adopted a statute that looks to us like a slightly modified "right to farm" law: The statute supplants the common law of private nuisance in actions in which the "alleged nuisance emanates from property primarily used for…
Rank this Week: 122

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development
      Federal, state, and local governments have the power to take private property for qualified purposes if they reasonably compensate landowners for the taking. However, this power is limited by both the Takings Clause of the 5th…
  • Apr 13

    Decision on $40 millon natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June

    Decision on $40 millon natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June
      AVON LAKE, Ohio - A decision is expected by or before June 8 on whether a natural gas pipeline can be constructed from the NRG plant in Avon Lake through 20 miles of Lorain County. The gas would allow the coal-burning plant to be…
  • Apr 13

    $2 million in federal funding approved for Ash Street underpa

    $2 million in federal funding approved for Ash Street underpa
      Land acquisition has begun for a second railroad underpass as part of long-term plans to consolidate trains on the 10th Street rail corridor in Springfield. Negotiations with business owners — and a $2 million federal…
Rank this Week: 1756

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State
    A recent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village destroyed an entire building, and, more unfortunately, caused the deaths of at least two individuals and injuries to other people who were unlucky to be in the building during the explosion. …
  • Apr 9

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State
    Prior posts on this blog have dealt with the legal issues regarding partition of property. To summarize, a partition action may be brought when a property has two or more owners, and the owners are unable to agree on the disposition of the…
  • Apr 3

    Happy Holidays from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Holidays from Weiss & Wei
Rank this Week: 1809

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
  • Feb 5

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale
    By: Clayton Walker Foreclosure Sale — Buyer’s Perspective When people buy property at Foreclosure sales they often find that the house came with former owners still occupying the house.  How do you get them out?  In…
Rank this Week: 1761

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

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

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
  • Apr 3

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday
    [Note: This post is an update of the one I published on Good Friday, four years ago. It incorporates some newer information.]  There is far more literature about the date of Jesus' death than there is about his birth. One reason is…
  • Apr 1

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)
    MEMORANDUM TO: Her Excellency, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jeffers SchoriFROM: Chancellor to the Presiding BishopDATE: April 1, 2015SUBJECT: Need for Immediate Pastoral DirectionCONFIDENTIAL - FOR THE PB'S EYES ONLYYour Excellency:There is…
Rank this Week: 1094

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 15

    House of Representatives Passes H.R. 650

    House of Representatives Passes H.R. 650
    Great news out of Washington D.C.! The House of Representatives passed H.R. 650 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by a vote of 263-162. The bill will now move on to the Senate. In review, H.R. 650 revises the triggers by which small-sized…
  • Apr 10

    Contact Your U.S. Representative to Vote YES on H.R. 650: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

    Contact Your U.S. Representative to Vote YES on H.R. 650: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act
    Members of Congress are expected to vote on H.R. 650 this week and the industry needs your immediate help to get this Dodd Frank reform passed by the House of Representatives. H.R. 650 revises the triggers by which small-sized manufactured…
  • Apr 9

    The Language of Rental

    The Language of Rental
    This article by Bill Dahlin originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of The Journal. Posted with Permission Many states, including, for example, California, have statutory schemes where the language of a consumer contract is…
Rank this Week: 3331

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2180

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/
  • Apr 15

    WOTUS targeted in spending bill; also, Oregon wolves, (lack of) Bundy document

    WOTUS targeted in spending bill; also, Oregon wolves, (lack of) Bundy document
    An EPA/Army Corps of Engineers rule defining "waters of the United States" would be delayed for a year under a spending bill released by House Republicans (text). The bill is scheduled to be marked up Thursday, April 16, by the energy and…
  • Apr 14

    HCP/ITPs in northern California invalidated

    HCP/ITPs in northern California invalidated
    A federal judge invalidated incidental take permits issued by FWS and NMFS that covered about 150,000 acres of forest land in northern California (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center v. NOAA, 13-3717 NC, N.D. Cal.). U.S. District Judge…
  • Apr 13

    Challenge to Deepwater restoration project moved to Alabama

    Challenge to Deepwater restoration project moved to Alabama
    Citing "the interest of justice, particularly the interest of Alabama’s citizens in deciding this controversy at home," U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta has transferred Gulf Restoration Network's challenge to the approval of the Gulf…
Rank this Week: 1547

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 15

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
    Published in 2012 and recently released as a film starring Reese Withersoon, Wild is the autobiography of Cheryl Strayed’s thousand mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mojave Desert through California…
  • Apr 10

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood
    With a plot line straight out of a soap opera or a Lifetime movie, the recent Connecticut case involving Dennis Dix’s will and the subsequent battle between his wife and children highlights some interesting points in Connecticut law,…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?
    Articles are flying around the internet about New York Justice Matthew Cooper’s decision that Facebook is an acceptable alternative method for Ellanora Arthus Baidoo to serve her husband. According to court documents, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 1991

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 14

    THE HOMEOWNERS’ ANTHEM – 2015

    THE HOMEOWNERS’ ANTHEM – 2015
    Here lies the body of Mary Lee; tried to modify her loan when she was 33. For over five years she fought to keep her sanity; didn’t tell a soul as a matter of vanity.
  • Apr 14

    Saxon Settles HAMP Class Action for $4.5 Million… A win for homeowners, LOL

    Saxon Settles HAMP Class Action for $4.5 Million… A win for homeowners, LOL
    A class action law suit filed against Saxon Mortgage Services/Morgan Stanley alleged that the servicer improperly denied thousands of California homeowners loan modifications through the federal Home Affordable Modification Plan (HAMP), and…
  • Apr 10

    Leave Octogenarians at Home – Stop evictions after 80.

    Leave Octogenarians at Home – Stop evictions after 80.
    Over the last few weeks I’ve learned that we’re a country that actually doesn’t care about people in their 80s that run into financial difficulties. In fact… and as incredible as it may seem, WE EVICT THEM.
Rank this Week: 143

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
  • Mar 30

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge
    Though traditionally, student loans have not been dis-chargeable in bankruptcy, that may soon change. On March 10th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive action that may make it easier to erase student debt for those who file…
  • Mar 17

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case
    It looks as if one time heartthrob David Cassidy has fallen on hard times. The 70s television star who has sold over 30 million records, has filed for bankruptcy in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. He states that he … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2869

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 232

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    2015 is shaping up as a year of significant developments in land use law thanks to the Governor, the Legislature, and the courts. Here’s an update on anticipated developments related to Sea Level Rise, Affordable Housing, Traffic Impact…
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
  • Jan 20

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
Rank this Week: 2383

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/
Rank this Week: 1676

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3085

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/
  • Apr 14

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle
    When two people marry, have children and then file for divorce, what do you think one of the most contested issues can be? Here's the answer: anything and everything having to do with children. Custody, child support payments, and child…
  • Apr 7

    Mother Indicted for Manslaughter in Child Abuse Case

    Mother Indicted for Manslaughter in Child Abuse Case
    Doesn't it appear as though I'm writing a lot about child custody issues of late? You're right. It's because child custody issues can be the most emotionally contested issues in a divorce. And there are simply too many cases where parents…
  • Mar 31

    Custody Battle: Fighting The Ex-Husband from Hell

    Custody Battle: Fighting The Ex-Husband from Hell
    There are custody disputes, and then there are all-out custody wars. That was the case when Richard Rifkin and Kimberly Dawn Carty decided to divorce. As they took their battle to family law court in three counties (Marin, Los Angeles, and…
Rank this Week: 1478

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    First Bill Makes it Through

    First Bill Makes it Through
    The first bill amending parts of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act made it out of the legislature this week, as was forwarded to the Governor on April 13, 2015.  HB 1095  which amends CRS 38-33.3-119 by permitting…
  • Apr 10

    Manager Licensing Changes are A Foot…again

    Manager Licensing Changes are A Foot…again
    On April 8, 2015, HB 15-1343 was introduced into the House Business and Labor Committee as an effort to streamline the manager licensing requirements.  The bill attempts to clarify who is required to hold a manager license; exempts…
  • Apr 1

    Manager License Application Finally Out!

    Manager License Application Finally Out!
    THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE!!After much waiting and anticipation, DORA has released the Community Association Manager License application!!  So for those of you who have completed all the prerequisites for the CAM License, you…
Rank this Week: 1139

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 1545

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement
    I recently had the pleasure of joining Michael Formby, Director of the Department of Transportation Services at the City and County of Honolulu, and Harrison Rue, Community Building and TOD Administrator for the City to discuss challenges and…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?
    There are many iconic images of Hawaii, and on that list is the endangered Humpback whale breaching in Hawaii's waters during its seasonal migration. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, was created…
  • Feb 27

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue
    Selected Tweets from last night's live show, PBS Insights.Souki: Ag is not just land; it's also labor and capital. How can we enable more people to farm? #pbsinsights— PBS Hawaii (@pbshawaii) February 27, 2015Atta: The city is trying to…
Rank this Week: 1048

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Why Do I Need A Will?

    Why Do I Need A Will?
    A common question heard by many lawyers on a routine basis is "Do I really need a will? Requirements of a will are set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes § 14-2502. In general, a will is a document that provides directions for what…
  • Apr 3

    Is A Living Trust Better Than A Will?

    Is A Living Trust Better Than A Will?
    Estate planning, for one reason or another, is often a subject people tend to avoid. However, having a good estate plan is crucial for just about anyone over the age of 18. Wills and Trusts are governed by Title 14 of the Arizona Revised…
  • Mar 23

    How Do the Recent Changes in the Real Estate Loan Anti-Deficiency Laws Apply to You?

    How Do the Recent Changes in the Real Estate Loan Anti-Deficiency Laws Apply to You?
    On January 1, 2015, Arizona's amended anti-deficiency laws became effective. The previous law contained in Arizona Revised Statute §33-814 (G) held that "If trust property of two and one-half acres or less which is limited to and…
Rank this Week: 4138

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 634

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
  • Mar 25

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)
    *New Case LawLitigation can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. These two factors typically weigh heavily against filing a lawsuit, especially where there is no ability for the party prevailing in the lawsuit to recover its attorney's…
Rank this Week: 3790

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
  • Mar 30

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway
    Until now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone. On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
  • Mar 29

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA
    On March 24, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. Nally, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-991, in which the court held that --A total maximum daily load established by the Ohio Environmental…
Rank this Week: 710

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3396

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes. In the Matter of People, Inc. V. City…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes.
Rank this Week: 2277

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference
    LOS ANGELES – Catherine De Bono Holmes, Chair of the Investment Capital Law Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP and publisher of the Investment Law Blog, will participate on a panel at the IIUSA 8th annual EB-5 Regional…
  • Apr 6

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development
    By Catherine DeBono Holmes and Bruce Baltin This article was first published in the Winter 2015 edition of EB5 Investors magazine.      For EB-5 financing of hotel projects, proving that new jobs will be created…
  • Mar 5

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law
    JMBM and AAEB5 Announce New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Laws Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) and Advantage America EB5 Group are pleased to announce the publication of Regional Centers & Sponsors and…
Rank this Week: 2556

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3799

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building
    It is increasingly important for buildings to be energy efficient.  So-called “green buildings” can not only lead to more efficient energy use, but can also result in significant cost savings over time.  Indeed, green…
  • Apr 1

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion
    The City of Temecula is moving forward with the French Valley Parkway.  The project involves constructio of a new arterial, as well as improvements to the I-15 Winchester Road interchange.  Phase I of the project included…
  • Mar 16

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?
    It depends.  A recent decision out of the Federal Circuit tackled this very issue, and the court’s decision strongly suggests that a taking could arise under the right circumstances.  (Filler v. U.S. (Fed. Cir. Mar. 10,…
Rank this Week: 483

New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2879

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/
  • Apr 9

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!
    Real estate professionals, you are cordially invited to a fabulous night of pampering at Metrowest’s hottest style salon, Beauty Parlr! Attendees will enjoy complimentary blow-outs by professional hair stylists, including Moroccan oil…
  • Apr 7

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?
    By August 1, 2015, all real estate attorneys and title companies must be compliant with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rules for closing residential real estate transactions. On April 13, 2015, 3pm-6pm,…
  • Mar 26

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation
    Elizabeth Gerhman, a writer for the Boston Globe Magazine and owner of two rental units, is fed up with how Massachusetts legal system favors tenants over landlords. In her article Think It’s Tough to Rent? Try Being a Landlord, she…
Rank this Week: 337