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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/
  • Nov 26

    SOMEONE WANTS A COOKIE!

    SOMEONE WANTS A COOKIE!
    Jetta (rear), and Rajah (front)
  • Nov 26

    HAMMY COLD PLATE

    HAMMY COLD PLATE
    Food served on a recent United flight ....
  • Nov 26

    IT'S JUST A TOILET

    IT'S JUST A TOILET
    SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS This facility may not provide protection from extremely high winds, tornadoes and lighting. KNOW YOUR PLAN Be proactive. Plan in advance what you will do if severe weather approaches the track. Monitor…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Nov 26

    HAWSCT: Land Use Comm'n Can't Rescind A Re-zoning Via Truncated Procedure

    HAWSCT: Land Use Comm'n Can't Rescind A Re-zoning Via Truncated Procedure
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a lengthy opinion in a case we've been following, DW Aina Lea Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina Lea, LLC, No. SCAP-13-0000091 (Nov. 25, 2014). The litigation is a series of two lawsuits that originated in…
  • Nov 26

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"
    Check out this story from today's Greensboro/Winston-Salem (NC) News-Record, "DOT's long road to nowhere angers property owners" about the practice in North Carolina of using "protected corridors" to designate property under the state's…
  • Nov 25

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue
    The use of eminent domain for energy transmission corridors has become a hot topic lately. See, for example, the following posts: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Is Common Carrier With Eminent Domain Power Private Pipeline Lacks Eminent Domain…
Rank this Week: 141

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    ECUSA Denied Leave to Appeal in Quincy Case

    ECUSA Denied Leave to Appeal in Quincy Case
    Today the Illinois Supreme Court posted twenty-eight pages of its recent dispositions of requests made by losing parties for leave to appeal their decision to that Court. On page twelve, at the very top, appears this brief notation:No. 118186…
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue
    Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking…
  • Nov 3

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision
    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review ("certiorari") of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases.The order was…
Rank this Week: 1250

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: 1907

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract
    In a case decided on November 17, Inland Atlantic Old National Phase I, LLC et. al. v. 6425 Old National, LLC, the Fourth Division Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled on fiduciary duties owed under joint venture agreements, applied rules of…
  • Nov 4

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable
    We are happy to announce that Mark Cobb will be speaking on creditors rights to a group of lumber and building supply owners at a roundtable forum sponsored by the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) on Monday, November 10, 2014 and…
  • Oct 30

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien
    When a building mateiral supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the…
Rank this Week: 4974

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 26

    Have Your Assessments Increased?

    Have Your Assessments Increased?
    It’s that time of year again when Boards are planning for the New Year. If your Association has increased (or even decreased) its annual assessment fees for 2015, it is important that the Association follow its governing documents when…
  • Nov 25

    Molly Foley-Healy Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyer

    Molly Foley-Healy Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyer
    The law firm of Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is proud to announce that Molly Foley-Healy has been admitted to the College of Community Association lawyers. Molly is now one of fewer than 150 lawyers nationwide to be admitted to…
  • Nov 21

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)
    My household includes a Grinch and a Clark Griswold.  "Clark' wants to put up holiday decorations last weekend.  "The Grinch" thinks holiday decorations are overly-expensive cat toys to be avoided at all costs.  The Grinch…
Rank this Week: 1021

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3599

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective
    It is likely that you are familiar with the widely publicized Hobby Lobby case that was decided this summer. What may not be as familiar are the implications for employers following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. The ruling gave…
  • Nov 13

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
Rank this Week: 4434

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/
  • Nov 26

    Hallowed Ground: Wrigley Field Undergoes Renovation

    Hallowed Ground: Wrigley Field Undergoes Renovation
    I am a lifelong Cubs fan. And for me, there are few more hallowed parcels of real estate anywhere than Wrigley Field. But if you’ve been there — and if you haven’t you definitely need to include Wrigley on your ……
  • Nov 25

    US Supreme Court to Decide EPA’s Authority to Regulate Mercury Pollution from Electric Power Plant

    US Supreme Court to Decide EPA’s Authority to Regulate Mercury Pollution from Electric Power Plant
    In its recent conference, the US Supreme Court agreed to rule on the EPA’s authority to regulate mercury pollution from electric power plants. This case continues the recent pattern of the SCOTUS’ willingness to hear challenges to…
  • Nov 24

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: EPA Delays Renewable Fuel Mandate

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: EPA Delays Renewable Fuel Mandate
    The EPA will delay the final rule for renewable fuel standards related to blending requirements for ethanol and other biofuels. The White House Office of Management and Budget did not meet the 90-day requirement for the EPA’s proposed…
Rank this Week: 444

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Nov 26

    Can A Person Convicted Of DWI In Cleveland Still Own A Firearm?

    Can A Person Convicted Of DWI In Cleveland Still Own A Firearm?
    As experienced Buffalo DWI attorneys, we understand that there are many ways a conviction for drinking and driving may impact a client’s life aside from any court-ordered sentence. Driving While Intoxicated is considered a crime in New…
  • Nov 26

    In Cleveland, What’s The Impact Of A DWI Arrest On A Professional License?

    In Cleveland, What’s The Impact Of A DWI Arrest On A Professional License?
    Any Buffalo driver arrested for Driving While Intoxicated will find that there are many potential penalties following a conviction in addition to the sentence imposed by the court. For individuals who hold a professional license – such…
  • Nov 26

    How Long After A Cleveland DWI Stop Can The Police Administer A Breath Test?

    How Long After A Cleveland DWI Stop Can The Police Administer A Breath Test?
    The breath test score is often the most damaging piece of evidence in a Buffalo DWI case. To prove a driver is guilty of Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or Greater or Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated per se (which requires a…
Rank this Week: 2256

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Nov 25

    Want a handy guide to explain the next Handbook changes?

    Want a handy guide to explain the next Handbook changes?
    Legal risk and compliance experts Lexsure are giving conveyancers a sneak-preview of the most extensive set of CML Handbook changes in twelve years.The Council of Mortgage Lenders notified Lexsure last month that they intend to publish…
  • Nov 20

    AmTrust-insured solicitors prepare for significant CML Handbook amendment

    AmTrust-insured solicitors prepare for significant CML Handbook amendment
    Legal risk experts Lexsure will be giving conveyancers with AmTrust PI insurance an exclusive sneak-preview of the most extensive set of Handbook changes in twelve years.The Council of Mortgage Lenders have notified Lexsure that they intend…
  • Oct 27

    6 Month Rule Starting to be Extended By Lender

    6 Month Rule Starting to be Extended By Lender
    In recent years a number of solicitors have been found guilty of professional misconduct after breaching the six month rule requiring conveyancing solicitors, to report any transactions in which the property being purchased/remortgaged…
Rank this Week: 1742

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 25

    Southwark: Not appealing

    Southwark: Not appealing
    It is not unknown for losing parties in a case to not be happy, indeed very upset. There are two basic options. To shut up and put up with it, or appeal. Rather unusually, faced with one of the most coruscating High Court judgments I can…
  • Nov 25

    Penal notices and warrant

    Penal notices and warrant
    Lawtel had a short note on a case called Bank of Ireland v Shah and another (QBD, 20.11.14) this week and I was wondering if anyone knew any more about it. According to the note, the Bank had a possession order against Mr Shah arising out of…
  • Nov 23

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour
    Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd [2014] UKSC 57 I will admit to being a bit cool on static caravan parks. I used to live in an area surrounded by them and could never understand why people would want to holiday in them, much less live in…
Rank this Week: 523

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    2014 HOA of the Year

    2014 HOA of the Year
    HindmanSanchez is pleased to share the news that our client, Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Homeowners Association, was selected by The Colorado Community Association as its 2014 HOA of the year.  This is the first time a Western…
  • Nov 25

    Pssst….. Education is the Secret

    Pssst….. Education is the Secret
    I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be…
  • Nov 20

    Are Condominiums Evil or Essential?

    Are Condominiums Evil or Essential?
    I don’t get it.  We are bombarded with new laws being imposed to promote and encourage new condominium development but then a book entitled Escaping Condo Jail comes out explaining how condominiums are not the answer to the…
Rank this Week: 2864

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: 2599

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 2893

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/
  • Nov 25

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375
    In 2008, California enacted the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, typically referred to as SB 375. SB 375 required regional planning agencies to draft plans that would, in effect, reduce GHG emissions by linking land use and…
  • Nov 25

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law
    The following is a guest post from John R. Nolon, Pace Distinguished Professor and Counsel to the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School. One of the clinical activities of the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School...
  • Nov 24

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment
    This post is part of a series based upon my experience as a planning commissioner. Last month, I was reviewing staff reports in preparation for a planning commisson hearing and saw something I'd never seen before: buried in a public...
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Nov 25

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho
    The Bureau of Land Management has decided to cancel a planned hunt for wolves, coyotes and other species on about 3 million acres in Idaho. The permit for the so-called “predator derby” would have allowed three days of hunting…
  • Nov 25

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’
    The National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to designate critical habitat for the New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon (Delaware Riverkeeper Network…
  • Nov 21

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule
    Lawsuit Launched to Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths (CBD press release) ESA lawsuit takes on #USFWS, #NMFS over #USEPA cooling water intake rule #seaturtles http://t.co/dgmZwH7Lca CBD press release — Steve Davies (@ESWR_Update) November 21,…
Rank this Week: 1499

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/
  • Nov 25

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Jacaranda I & II Maintenance Corporations have selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Jacaranda is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Stanton being developed by MBK Homes. …
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground
    Most every set of Homeowners Association ("HOA") CC&Rs contain a provision prohibiting conduct which constitutes a "nuisance." That conduct often includes "noxious, illegal or offensive activities," anything which "unreasonably interferes…
  • Nov 18

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
Rank this Week: 3146

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    Proposed wind-energy transmission line jolts some farmer

    Proposed wind-energy transmission line jolts some farmer
    WATERLOO | Controversy is swirling like a tempest across the prairie as a Texas-based company plans to invest billions of dollars in Iowa’s emerging wind-energy sector to transmit power out of the state to the East Coast. In early…
  • Nov 25

    NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out

    NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out
      Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are lobbying township officials to go on record opposing the project. “Part of our strategy is to get our elected officials to speak out against the NEXUS pipeline…
  • Nov 25

    93 seek pipeline project info

    93 seek pipeline project info
    CARTHAGE, Ill. – With 230 landowners in Hancock County, Ill., potentially affected by the Dakota Access pipeline project, 93 showed up to a Illinois Farm Bureau information meeting sponsored by the Hancock County Farm Bureau. The…
Rank this Week: 4406

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/
  • Nov 25

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison
    Will convicted serial killer Charles Manson really get married? It's hard to tell. What we do know is that 26-year-old "Star" Afton Elaine Burton, who reportedly has been seeing Manson for nine years, obtained a marriage license in Kings…
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
Rank this Week: 1711

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Expands U.S. Reach Through South Florida Purchase

    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Expands U.S. Reach Through South Florida Purchase
    Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Avison Young, Inc. recently expanded its U.S. reach when it announced last week that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Miami-based commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm…
  • Nov 24

    MIA Expansion Indicative of City’s Economic Growth

    MIA Expansion Indicative of City’s Economic Growth
    For signs of economic growth in Miami, look no further than Miami International Airport, or as Miamians call it, “MIA.”  In the past couple of years, MIA has experienced incredible growth. It is recognized as the number…
  • Nov 17

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World
    While 2014 Has Seen Miami Emerge as a Growing Technology Hub, the Year Has Also Highlighted Significant Risks that Technology Poses for Businesses of all Types Technology continues to be a hot industry throughout the world and particularly in…
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/
  • Nov 25

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 6, And miles to go before I sleep

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 6, And miles to go before I sleep
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Finally, in the story of the potential 298 apartments in Belmont, 60 of them affordable (at no cost to the Town of Belmont, mind…
  • Nov 24

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 5, But I have promises to keep

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 5, But I have promises to keep
    [Continued from Friday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith By now, with four parts of this story completed, the opponents of a private owner’s development of its own property (consistent…
  • Nov 21

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 4, To ask if there is some mistake

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 4, To ask if there is some mistake
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post on the saga of a site’s (so far non-) development ended with Massachusetts State Senator Will Brownsberger…
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • Nov 25

    US Forest Service issues plan allowing fracking in George Washington National Forest

    US Forest Service issues plan allowing fracking in George Washington National Forest
    On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Southern Regional Forester issued a Revised Land and Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision allowing natural gas drilling to take place on 177,200 acres…
  • Nov 24

    Alberta Chief Justice keeps fracking lawsuit against environmental regulator alive

    Alberta Chief Justice keeps fracking lawsuit against environmental regulator alive
    The Honourable Neil Wittman, Alberta's Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, has ruled that a landowner is entitled to carry on her lawsuit against Alberta's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Department (ESRD) for…
  • Nov 18

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation
    Compared to last year, transportation of goods by rail has increased. The two commodities with the largest increase in rail traffic have been coal and crude oil products. Transportation of crude oil and petroleum products by rail has…
Rank this Week: 1062

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
  • Nov 24

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom
    More spills, more leaks, more fires: In recent years, as the boom really exploded, the number of reported spills, leaks, fires and blowouts has soared, with an increase in spillage that outpaces the increase in oil production, an…
Rank this Week: 93

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre
    In what may be a “first of its kind” ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that the “look and feel” of a corporate Web site may constitute “trade dress” and,…
  • Nov 24

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All
    Peter Jackson is a genius. Well, maybe not a genius, but he sure knows how to make a buck or two off a hobbit movie. Why stop at one when you can make three? And, apparently, he knows how to negotiate a contract. It seems that Harvey and Bob…
  • Nov 24

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”
    The post “And hold the Just Mayo, please.” appeared first on Hart King.
Rank this Week: 4580

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 24

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium
    The City of Hartford has used its power of eminent domain to assemble land for a stadium.  The Hartford City Council approved a $350 million plan to build a minor league baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. However, it does…
  • Nov 23

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart used eminent domain debates to criticize Republicans over their support of the Keystone Pipeline in a recent Daily Show.  In his usual method, he juxtaposed statements by Republicans decrying the use of the power of eminent…
  • Oct 28

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased
    Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx.  However, the risk of Valuation fraud was…
Rank this Week: 969

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from last week.Safety fears over ‘barking mad’ Amazon plan to test parcel-delivering drones in…
  • Nov 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to Location Privacy. Feel free…
  • Nov 6

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to UAVs. Feel free to contact me if you…
Rank this Week: 1797

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: 1469

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Know Your Association's Rules before Hanging the Mistletoe

    Know Your Association's Rules before Hanging the Mistletoe
    By Laura Manning-HudsonTis the season to be jolly! Or is it? The time of year is near where holiday songs are being sung, and lights and other decorations are being hung. However, before you start decking the halls - you may want to check…
  • Nov 13

    Eyes in the Sky

    Eyes in the Sky
    By L. Chere TriggDrones have been the topic of conversation for the past several years sparking privacy concerns amongst residential communities. In the state of Florida, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that limits law enforcement's use of…
  • Nov 7

    Another HOA Board Meeting Brawl Caught on Video Makes the Nightly New

    Another HOA Board Meeting Brawl Caught on Video Makes the Nightly New
    By L. Chere TriggNicole Kurtz, one of our firm's other community association attorneys in our Miami office, wrote in this blog in September about a fight caught on video at a Sunrise HOA board meeting that was aired by WPLG Local 10 on the…
Rank this Week: 2394

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    Northeastern Illinois University Expansion Project

    Northeastern Illinois University Expansion Project
    Northeastern Illinois University plans to develop new dormitories and apartments to draw greater attendance of students. Currently, NEIU is a commuter school and enrollment rates have been declining for the last three years. As part of the…
Rank this Week: 2727

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1076

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
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 2447

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2634

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2672

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 18

    Endless liability under the Fair Housing Act — and let’s make it personal

    Endless liability under the Fair Housing Act — and let’s make it personal
    I often remind my clients that when it comes to the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act the adage “ignorance is bliss” does not apply. Last week’s decision from the Southern District of Mississippi, U.S.…
  • Nov 6

    ADA and the Internet – you need a nerd, not a lawyer.

    ADA and the Internet – you need a nerd, not a lawyer.
    I was surprised last month to see a major national law firm suggest, in its ADA blog, that internet businesses are legally required by the ADA to create accessible websites, and need to consult a lawyer about that requirement. While it…
Rank this Week: 4428

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: 4877

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

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: 4943

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/
  • Nov 24

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?

    Retail Leasing: Can The Landlord Force Your Store to Open on Thanksgiving?
    With the Thanksgiving holiday only a few days away, we’ve been hearing news stories about which stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and which will remain closed. Every year there seems to be contest as to which stores can get the…
  • Nov 16

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?
    New IRS Regulations Detail Standards on How to Categorize Property RepairsReprinted from the November 2014 edition of Smart Business Cleveland with permission from Smart Business (www.sbnonline.com) and Skoda Minotti…
  • Nov 10

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court
    On September 26, 2014, in Hupp v. Beck, the 7th District Court of Appeals in Ohio overturned the trial court’s decision that certain oil and gas leases in Monroe County, Ohio between landowners and Beck Energy Corporation (Beck) were…
Rank this Week: 1004

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Nov 24

    New Development Proposed for Site where Gas Station Stand

    New Development Proposed for Site where Gas Station Stand
    Testimony in opposition to new 4-story brick-clad building focused on contemporary design and size of bulkhead. On November 18, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission considered a proposal to construct a new building at 112 Atlantic…
  • Nov 21

    Complete Video from CityLaw Breakfast with Thomas Prendergast

    Complete Video from CityLaw Breakfast with Thomas Prendergast
    On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted a City Law Breakfast featuring Thomas Prendergast, Chairman and C.E.O. of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as the guest speaker. The…
  • Nov 20

    City Council Holds Oversight Hearing on Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan

    City Council Holds Oversight Hearing on Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan
    HPD, City Planning, NYCHA among those who answered questions on the results and direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan.  On November 17, 2014, the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings, joined by the Committee on Land…
Rank this Week: 4540

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?
    For many people, sending a naked picture of yourself to someone is an act of commitment. It shows the degree of affection and trust by sending a picture showing oneself in their most vulnerable exposure. Yet this act of trust can become a…
  • Nov 1

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.
    In 2008 Massachusetts decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Possession of more than one ounce is still a crime. Needless to say, it is not an unusual occurance for police to encounter automobiles with the smell of…
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
Rank this Week: 2176

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2063

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/
  • Nov 22

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice
    Ruling Hurts Condominium Associations’ Collection Efforts The Massachusetts Condominium Act gives condominium associations the ability to file a “super-lien” for unpaid monthly condominium fees, six months of which is…
  • Nov 12

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure
    Distressed Homeowners Take Another Hit In another court ruling against embattled homeowners facing foreclosure, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a defective 150 day cure notice is not a valid defense to a foreclosure sale. The…
  • Nov 9

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?
    Legislation Set To Expand Housing Court Statewide About 30% of people in Massachusetts do not have access to the state’s Housing Court — one of Massachusetts’ specialized courts handling landlord-tenant…
Rank this Week: 265

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2923

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/
  • Nov 21

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action
    Need some CLE hours before the end of the year? On December 5, 2014, beginning at 8:40 am, RBS will host a Greensboro CLE on “The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action from Case Assessment through Executing on a…
  • Nov 12

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management
    On Wednesday, December 3 from 11:30 am-2 pm I’ll be speaking on “Hot Legal Topics in Community Management” at the Charlotte Lunch ‘n Learn of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  The…
  • Nov 6

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?
    Once you have decided you want or need to file a lawsuit, one of the most important decisions you must make is where to file your case.  This decision will have a significant impact on the type of relief you may be able to obtain…
Rank this Week: 4706