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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 14

    EU ineligibility for housing

    EU ineligibility for housing
    Mirga and Samin v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2016] UKSC 1 In Mr Samin’s appeal, the Supreme Court considered the meaning of “a person from abroad who is not eligible for housing assistance” section…
  • Feb 13

    High Court enforcement continued

    High Court enforcement continued
    In what has turned into a continuing series, there are further updates on enforcement of possession orders via the High Court, obtaining writs and the scandalous conduct of many High Court Enforcement Officers. (Previous posts here and here)…
  • Feb 8

    O Tempora O More*

    O Tempora O More*
    Older readers may recall the saga of Charles Henry & Co (aka Legal Action. No, not that Legal Action), the pretend solicitors, run by Kevin Gregory.  See chronologically here, here, here and here. That calamity is still playing out,…
Rank this Week: 490

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Antonin Scalia, RIP

    Antonin Scalia, RIP
    In today's highly polarized political atmosphere, the death of a sitting Supreme Court Justice is a guaranteed flash point. To have a sitting conservative Justice like Antonin Scalia die in an election year, however, in which different…
  • Feb 9

    Global Warming Alarmism Debunked: It's the Sample Size!

    Global Warming Alarmism Debunked: It's the Sample Size!
    Over at the Web's most-viewed global climate-change site, Watts Up With That, guest blogger Dr. Tim Ball puts the genie of "global warming" back into the bottle -- and hopefully makes it embarrassing for those who still are trying to alarm…
  • Feb 4

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)
    In the first part of this report on the 2016 Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina last week, I covered the four lectures that related to Islam as an ideology and as an historical movement. In this second part, I will…
Rank this Week: 1176

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/
  • Feb 13

    R.I.P. Scalia. His passing means the Clean Power Plan will likely survive.

    R.I.P. Scalia. His passing means the Clean Power Plan will likely survive.
    As many of us are just learning, Justice Antonin Scalia died overnight while vacationing at a West Texas hunting resort. And while that news settles, already speculation and punditry is exploding in both traditional and social media. The most…
  • Feb 12

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?
    Local governments spend a lot of time these days thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy. But are there opportunities local governments should be seizing that the new platform-based businesses offer? If this question interests you,…
  • Feb 11

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy
    Late last year, I was approached by several computer scientists about their desire to propose a regulatory system for short-term rentals in London based upon the transferable sharing rights model I had proposed in an article forthcoming from…
Rank this Week: 166

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 8 February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 8 February
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: All the posts from the Landlord Law Blog during the past week plus some extra reading suggestions for you The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 8 February appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Feb 12

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #239

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #239
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Ben Reeve Lewis explains why Councils are finding it hard to find Homelessness staff as people back away from being blamed for our housing crisis The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #239 appeared…
  • Feb 11

    How can a landlord by purchase evict a sitting tenant with no paperwork?

    How can a landlord by purchase evict a sitting tenant with no paperwork?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: A landlord bought a property with a sitting tenant at auction with no paperwork. A Judge has refused to make a possession order under section 21. What can he do to evict the tenant? The post How can a…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Feb 13

    SUING AIRBNB FOR LICENSING VIOLATIONS

    SUING AIRBNB FOR LICENSING VIOLATIONS
    Newman Ferrara Announces Class Action Against Airbnb Inc. For Illegal Transactions As Unlicensed Broker In New York Newman Ferrara LLP announced [yesterday] that the firm filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District…
  • Feb 13

    AIRBNB'S VIOLATING THE LAW

    AIRBNB'S VIOLATING THE LAW
    New Suit Claims Airbnb Breaks NY Real Estate Broker Laws By Matthew Perlman Law360, New York (February 12, 2016, 1:23 PM ET) ­­ Airbnb Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court on Thursday, alleging…
  • Feb 13

    BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

    BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
    Governor Cuomo Urges Caution Ahead of Dangerously Cold Temperatures Forecasted This Weekend Lake effect snow bands could also bring two feet of snow to areas northeast of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Governor Cuomo urged New…
Rank this Week: 12

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 12

    Hot off the presses – ADA governs the internet, maybe.

    Hot off the presses – ADA governs the internet, maybe.
    On February 9 Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson issued a 45 page decision denying a Motion to Dismiss in National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard University, Case No. 3:15-cv-30023-MGM in the District of Massachusetts. This is…
  • Feb 7

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.
    A recent case from Maryland, Bray v. Marriott Int’l, 2016 WL 319873, at *1 (D. Md. Jan. 27, 2016) serves as a reminder that violations of ADA accessibility standards may also serve as evidence of negligence in a personal injury…
  • Jan 25

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?
    My clients often ask about whether doing a survey to determine ADA or FHA compliance will simply set them up for damages based on a “knowing” violation of the disabilties laws. My advice is almost always no, because the ADA and…
Rank this Week: 4218

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Feb 12

    Eminent Domain Takes Center Stage in Republican Presidential Race

    Eminent Domain Takes Center Stage in Republican Presidential Race
    Once again, I sit at my desk wondering how all of this happened.  For more than a decade, I worked as an eminent domain attorney in utter obscurity; I’m not even sure my family knew what eminent domain was.  But then the City…
  • Feb 10

    Los Angeles & Orange County Transit Projects to Receive $500 Million in Federal Fund

    Los Angeles & Orange County Transit Projects to Receive $500 Million in Federal Fund
    Public transit continues to be a major focus throughout Southern California, with virtually all of the county transportation agencies planning or undertaking important passenger rail projects throughout the region.  Some of those transit…
  • Jan 27

    ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference in Austin this Week

    ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference in Austin this Week
    If you happen to be in Austin this week, stop by and see me at the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain Conference.  It starts Thursday, January 28 and runs through Saturday.  I’ll be speaking Thursday afternoon on the condemnation of…
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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/
  • Feb 12

    P3 Hub South Returns to Miami

    P3 Hub South Returns to Miami
    As we gear up for the second annual P3 Hub South conference, needless to say, we are all very excited to explore the future of the region’s P3 industry. Following the conference’s tremendous success in 2015 and a fruitful year…
  • Feb 11

    Equitable Liens and Construction Financing

    Equitable Liens and Construction Financing
    Equitable liens are judicially imposed against property in the absence of any statutory or contractual basis for the creation of a lien. These liens arise in a number of different situations, but the below discussion is limited to situations…
  • Dec 22

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!
    As we reflect on 2015, we are especially thankful for all of the connections that we have made this year. We are thankful for our clients, our colleagues, our friends, and all of our readers. Thus, for our holiday video we wanted to focus on…
Rank this Week: 1093

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Feb 12

    Kentucky 2016 Condemnation Law

    Kentucky 2016 Condemnation Law
    The University of Kentucky [1] Cooperative Extension Service describes eminent domain: “Eminent domain, as defined by the Kentucky Eminent Domain Act of 1976, means the right of the Commonwealth to take land for a public purpose, and…
  • Feb 5

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eminent Domain

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eminent Domain
    What is eminent domain?   Eminent domain1 is the power of the government to take a private property for public use, so long as the person who owned the property is provided just compensation. In practice, eminent domain tends to be…
  • Jan 29

    Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline May Affect Oregon Landowner

    Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline May Affect Oregon Landowner
    A proposed project that would move natural gas through a 232-mile pipeline has the potential to affect a substantial number of Oregon landowners, should energy company Williams obtain approval to move forward. Known as the Pacific Connector…
Rank this Week: 4199

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 12

    Public Rights in the Private Western Landscape

    Public Rights in the Private Western Landscape
    This past weekend, weather and stream flows cooperated enough that I could justify spending a day chasing steelhead. The high winter flows do challenge my already limited angling skills, so I spent the day searching for any kind of…
  • Feb 12

    Seto on A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation

    Seto on A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation
    Theodore Seto (Loyola - LA) has posted A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation (Book Chapter)on SSRN. Here's the abstract: One of the great accomplishments of civilization is to force its members to work and save more than they...
  • Feb 11

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut
    The Connecticut Mirror takes a look at the rise of form-based zoning in the Constitution State. Special kudos to UConn property professor Sara Bronin who spearheaded the two-year revision of Hartford's zoning code: In the next few years…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 2633

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/
Rank this Week: 150

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 12

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal
    A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the…
  • Feb 12

    Landlord Attorney Travis Eller–NITA Advocate

    Landlord Attorney Travis Eller–NITA Advocate
    The National Institute for Trial Advocacy is the self-described “premier provider of learning-by-doing education for the legal profession.”  NITA emphasizes instruction workshop-style. Attorneys get practice on their feet…
  • Jan 10

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County
    In residential evictions in some Washington counties the tenant can get a free attorney. All Pierce County eviction cases are heard in the Superior Court in Tacoma. Several years ago free attorneys were available to residential tenants in…
Rank this Week: 1241

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Feb 12

    Judge Kaye’s Vision for Consolidation and Simplification of the Trial Court

    Judge Kaye’s Vision for Consolidation and Simplification of the Trial Court
    Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, who passed away at age 77 on January 6, 2016, left us some unfinished business to do: court reform. In 1998 Judge Kaye lobbied for a constitutional amendment that would have consolidated and simplified the New York…
  • Feb 11

    BSA Approves Building Expansion For Dance Performance School

    BSA Approves Building Expansion For Dance Performance School
    The additions to the building will provide more classrooms and general support space. On August 25, 2015, the Board of Standards and Appeals voted to grant a request by Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation for a variance to expand its existing…
  • Feb 10

    Roof Addition to Rare Surviving Park Avenue Rowhouse Sent Back for Revision

    Roof Addition to Rare Surviving Park Avenue Rowhouse Sent Back for Revision
    1885 Queen Anne-style rowhouse would return to serving as a one-family dwelling; applicants said proposed work would allow light into building and provide space to compensate for lack of a rear yard. On February 2, 2015, the Landmarks…
Rank this Week: 4298

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 11

    Court Orders Condo Owner to Stop Smoking in Unit

    Court Orders Condo Owner to Stop Smoking in Unit
    The British Columbia Supreme Court recently ordered a condominium unit owner to cease smoking in his unit in contravention of the strata corporation’s bylaws. The unit owner was a 70-year old “life-long smoker”, who…
  • Feb 9

    Condominium Parking Dispute Escalates Out of Control – Another Oppression Case

    Condominium Parking Dispute Escalates Out of Control – Another Oppression Case
    In condominium living, the needs of the few must be balanced with the needs of the many. Compromise by owners and residents is necessary in order to achieve a harmonious condominium community. Where balance and compromise are missing, things…
  • Feb 4

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium
    When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so
Rank this Week: 1256

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4458

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/
  • Feb 11

    Getting Engaged this Valentine’s Day?

    Getting Engaged this Valentine’s Day?
    Are you planning to get engaged this Valentine’s Day?  While legal concerns may not be particularly romantic, our firm offers the following legal advice pertaining to issues that arise upon marriage in this post.  Legal…
  • Jan 28

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children

    New Yorkers Need Estate Plans for Their Disabled Children
    Some of our trust and estate clients  have adult children who are disabled.  The child may have been born with a disability, such as cerebral palsy, making the parents accustomed to allowing for the disability while knowing that…
  • Jan 22

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop

    Unlivable Conditions in New York Coop
    Many legal issues arise in New York relating to rental apartments.  Disputes between landlords and tenants are extremely common, and have been discussed in many posts on this blog.  Extremely prevalent are situations in…
Rank this Week: 1153

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 11

    NJ High Court Clarifies Standard for Revocation of Direct Access to State Highway from Commercial Property

    NJ High Court Clarifies Standard for Revocation of Direct Access to State Highway from Commercial Property
    In its recent decision in In Re Revocation of the Access of Block #613, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified the standard governing the revocation of direct access from a State highway to a property used for commercial purposes under the…
  • Feb 4

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, was recently profiled in the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of The New York Environmental Lawyer for his achievements as a longstanding member of the…
  • Jan 26

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act
    The state legislature took no action to further extend New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”) during the recently concluded legislative session, which means that permits and approvals extended by the PEA’s tolling…
Rank this Week: 1446

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    DOCUMENT MAINTENANCE - DO YOU HAVE ALL OF YOUR ASSOCIATION'S GOVERNING DOCUMENTS?

    DOCUMENT MAINTENANCE - DO YOU HAVE ALL OF YOUR ASSOCIATION'S GOVERNING DOCUMENTS?
    As association attorneys we are in need of the governing documents in order to answer questions posed by the board or the manager. Frequently we have those documents in that association’s file if we regularly represent that…
  • Aug 24

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING
    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING Training Date: October 29, 2015 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400 Virginia Beach, VA 23455 This is to announce an additional offering of CIC Recertification Training in Hampton Roads. The Community Associations…
  • Aug 5

    Do You Need Recertification Training?

    Do You Need Recertification Training?
    Manager licensees of the CIC Board are required to have recertification training every two years. The Community Associations Law Team of the law firm of Inman & Strickler, P.L.C. is approved by the Virginia Common Interest Community…
Rank this Week: 2528

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: 765

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Feb 10

    Bill Introduced to Expand Authority of HOA Information and Resource Center

    Bill Introduced to Expand Authority of HOA Information and Resource Center
    Representative Su Ryden (D-Aurora) has introduced House Bill 16-1217 ("HB 1217").  The bill expands the rulemaking authority of the Director of the Division of Real Estate and requires the HOA Information Officer to create statewide…
  • Feb 4

    Changes in FHA Condo Approvals?

    Changes in FHA Condo Approvals?
    On Tuesday of this week, H.R. 3700 - Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 passed out of the U.S House of Representatives, and yesterday it was received in the U.S. Senate and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing and…
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced to Require Pre-CCIOA Communities to Comply with Budget Ratification Provision of CCIOA

    Bill Introduced to Require Pre-CCIOA Communities to Comply with Budget Ratification Provision of CCIOA
    Representative Jovan Melton (D-Arapahoe County) has introduced House Bill 16-1149 (HB 1149) which would require HOAs created before July 1, 1992, to comply with the budget ratification provision in CCIOA. In a nutshell, the…
Rank this Week: 1004

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/
  • Feb 10

    New Client: Westbluff Homeowners Association

    New Client: Westbluff Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Westbluff Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Westbluff is a lovely single-family home community nestled in the beautiful City of Fullerton.…
  • Jan 29

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal
    Civil Code Section 4925 grants to each member of a homeowners association (“HOA”) the right to attend HOA board meetings (except for executive session meetings). Section 4925 also grants members with rights to speak at board…
  • Jan 19

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Boulevard Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Santa Clara, Boulevard is the latest collection of condominiums designed for…
Rank this Week: 2939

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: 1338

Perkins & Anctil blog

Perkins & Anctil blog

Covers mortgages, condominium law, conveyancing, bankruptcy, employment law, construction law, debt collection and other related subjects.

http://www.perkinslawpc.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Smart Lighting Fixtures Will Soon be Available

    Smart Lighting Fixtures Will Soon be Available
    The internet of things (IoT) is growing and this new product from Sony, developed in partnership with Toshiba, brings home the concept in a very useful way.  The new Multifunctional Light looks like a ceiling mounted luminaire but…
  • Feb 8

    Atlantic City Facing Bankruptcy After Failure to Reduce Expenditure

    Atlantic City Facing Bankruptcy After Failure to Reduce Expenditure
    New Jersey Senate President Steven Sweeney has advocated for a state takeover of the city government which would require passage of special legislation to hand control of budgeting and staffing to the senate.  Failure to do so, he says,…
  • Feb 4

    U.S. House Passes Important Changes to the (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Proce

    U.S. House Passes Important Changes to the (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Proce
    Attorney Charlie Perkins wanted to make readers aware of the Community Associations Institute’s efforts to assist in passing House Resolution 3700 regarding condominium construction permitting which passed the House February 2,…
Rank this Week: 4961

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Jun 22

    How to Put a Lis Pendens On a California Property

    How to Put a Lis Pendens On a California Property
    I often get calls from clients who are looking for a real estate lawyer to put a lis pendens on someone’s real property. I then explain to them that they must file a lawsuit to do this and they are surprised. A lis pendens literally…
  • Dec 12

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena
    If you are served with legal papers it is important to determine what type of papers you received. Are you being sued or are you being called to court or a deposition as a witness. It is worth a call to a litigation attorney to help you…
Rank this Week: 3485

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
  • Feb 10

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. In a recent case, a disenchanted suitor not only sued to recover gifts he made to his former lover but also reported those gifts to the IRS as income payments! See Diane Blagaich, TC Memo 2016–2.…
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
Rank this Week: 2287

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 10

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 2, Sheer joy of showering outdoor

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 2, Sheer joy of showering outdoor
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith And I sling the hash and wash the dishes Thank you, thank you, Mister Chairman, for those kind words; but why don’t you tell them the whole truth: founder, owner, editor, and…
  • Feb 9

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint
    By: David A. Smith When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “You’re not gonna use this story, are you Mr. Scott?” The secret of Twitter or Facebook, or the political arcs…
  • Feb 8

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!
    By: David A. Smith   When you don’t pay your electric bill, the company shuts off the power.  When you exhaust your credit card, the company cuts you off.  And when you’re unable to prepay old bond issues, this…
Rank this Week: 469

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/
  • Feb 10

    Five Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kids’ Guardian

    Five Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kids’ Guardian
    If you have a child under the age of 18, you should formally designate a legal guardian (or co-guardians) in the event you or your children’s other parent pass away. If you don’t go through the legal process of designating a…
  • Feb 1

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private
    The contents of David Bowie’s will were widely reported over the weekend.  Some provisions were “unusual” enough to make the New York Post’s famous gossip section, Page Six. According to reports, $50 million went…
  • Jan 18

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce
    A divorce is often an emotionally and financially unsettled time, and, understandably, estate planning may be your last priority when you’re facing the breakup of your marriage. However, once your divorce is final and things have…
Rank this Week: 4483

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 755

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1995

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: 2248

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2889

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 232

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Feb 8

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015
    # changesSection numberQuestion11017.2.1bDoes the lender send the discharge via a DS 1 form or direct with the Land Registry?786.7.1What new home warranty schemes are acceptable to the lender?745.20.4Does the lender require you to disclose…
  • Jan 28

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended
    An important amendment is be made to to clause 10 of the CML Lenders’ Handbook on 1 February 2016.The amendment will insert an additional sentence into clause 10.2 as follows: (additional wording in bold)10.2 We shall treat…
  • Jan 26

    Skipton make Subtle but Important Change to CML Handbook Requirement

    Skipton make Subtle but Important Change to CML Handbook Requirement
    Skipton Building Society have made a recent change to P2 of their CML Handbook. The change was to Section 4.1 The old wording was : The Borrower should provide you with a copy of the valuation. If not, you can obtain a copy from the…
Rank this Week: 1735

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 465

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
  • Aug 20

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System
    Post by: Carly Haynes There are two systems of land registration in Ontario, Land Titles and Land Registry. Historically, land in Ontario was registered only under the Land Registry System pursuant to the Registry Act. In this System all…
Rank this Week: 3918

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/
  • Feb 8

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts released a recent opinion in a real estate case, Goddard v. Goucher (Mass. App. Ct. Feb. 2, 2016), addressing whether a purchase and sale agreement was valid and enforceable. The plaintiff filed the action…
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently reviewed a real estate dispute involving a business storage permit issued by the zoning board of appeals. In Fordham v. Butera (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 27, 2016), the plaintiff sought to set aside…
  • Jan 25

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
Rank this Week: 4321

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/
  • Feb 8

    New Survey Standards Take Effect On February 23, 2016

    New Survey Standards Take Effect On February 23, 2016
    New ALTA/NSPS (fka AlTA/ACSM)*standards were adopted and take effect on this month on February 23rd.  The new standards replace ALTA/ACSM standards previously adopted in 2011.Below is a link to a redline of the changes in the new 2016…
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction
    The “general rule with regard to determining value of real property (in order to calculate real estate taxes) is that the purchase price at a recent (within 3 years) “arms length sale” of the property between a willing buyer…
  • Jan 25

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage
    The following article was prepared by Alex Jones, Law Clerk for Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP.What it is?Generally, an open-end mortgage is one that remains open after it has been delivered to the county recorder, and it permits the…
Rank this Week: 943

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/
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner
    The recent court case of Scafidi v. Hille No. 2014-CA-01261-SCT offers countless reminders for small business owners both experienced and novice about the importance of planning and documenting no matter what the relationship is between the…
  • Jan 15

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse
    New and established businesses are becoming more and more energy conscious as they create business plans and make decisions for the future. However, the costs associated with transforming a building into an energy-efficient hub can be great.…
Rank this Week: 2527

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    “Another Similar Major Tenant” – What Did You Say? A Co-Tenancy Failure Saga

    “Another Similar Major Tenant” – What Did You Say? A Co-Tenancy Failure Saga
    PrintLast week, we described, in some detail, a long story about a tenant seeking the benefit of a continuing co-tenancy provision in its lease and its landlord’s less than favorable response. We’re not going to repeat the…
  • Jan 31

    What Is A Similar Major Tenant? Take A Guess.

    What Is A Similar Major Tenant? Take A Guess.
    PrintA shoe store had a 5- year 1999 lease with three 5- year extension options. Notably, the lease had a continuing co-tenancy provision and that’s what today’s blog posting is based upon and what was before a United States…
  • Jan 24

    How Big A Default Was It?

    How Big A Default Was It?
    PrintIt is pretty common for a lease or other agreement to grant a party (usually the tenant) a particular right or option and then make it conditional on the “entitled” party not being in default or never having been in default.…
Rank this Week: 2038

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 1199

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Comprar una casa: deporte de riesgo.

    Comprar una casa: deporte de riesgo.
    Hablaba hace poco por teléfono con una inmobiliaria. Una señora contactó conmigo el mes pasado, había firmado un contrato privado de compraventa a promotor, con intermediación de la inmobiliaria, y quería que le ayudara a aclarar…
  • Nov 17

    Participación del ciudadano en el urbanismo.

    Participación del ciudadano en el urbanismo.
    En su exposición de motivos, entre los objetivos de la Ley de Ordenación Urbanística de Andalucía, el séptimo apuesta por los principios de participación pública, transparencia, publicidad y concurrencia, en cuanto a las decisiones de…
  • Sep 30

    5 consejos para que tus gestiones en oficinas (públicas o privadas) sean un éxito.

    5 consejos para que tus gestiones en oficinas (públicas o privadas) sean un éxito.
    Cuando comenzamos a ejercer, a todos nos pasa alguna vez: vamos a una oficina, pública o privada, a solicitar información o un documento, y no logramos dar en la tecla, volvemos al despacho con las manos vacías y una sensación bastante…
Rank this Week: 3189

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Feb 5

    Crane Collapse in NYC

    Crane Collapse in NYC
    Another Crane Collapse in New York City   Today there was yet another crane collapse in New York City. This crane collapse occurred in the Tribeca area of Manhattan and killed at least one person and injured several others. Over the past…
  • Feb 5

    Timothy B. Prakope, Esq.

    Timothy B. Prakope, Esq.
    Mr. Timothy B. Prakope, Esq. Mr. Prakope joined our firm in August 2015 and focuses on personal injury matters. He was trained as a trial attorney and is an aggressive advocate for persons who are injured as a result of someone else’s…
  • Jan 20

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection
    Tagging Someone on Facebook Violates Existing Order of Protection At least according to Acting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci. People v. Gonzalez, 6081M/15. Gonzalez allegedly tagged her victim in Facebook posts.…
Rank this Week: 1345

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: 3312

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Feb 5

    More 2016 Water Bills and Resolution

    More 2016 Water Bills and Resolution
    Since the 2016 legislative session began, several more water bills have been introduced. These new bills are summarized below.H.B. 218 - Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation ActS.B. 116 - Water Law - Nonprofit Corporation AmendmentsRep. Kay…
  • Jan 26

    2016 Water Bills and Resolution

    2016 Water Bills and Resolution
    The 2016 legislative session is underway. Below are a list of bills and resolutions relating to water that will be considered during the session.H.B. 82: Property Taxing Authority for Public WaterRep. Kraig Powell (R–Heber) has proposed…
  • Jan 25

    Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jone

    Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jone
    Last week, the Utah Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case of Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jones. The case answers a question regarding what parties may appeal a decision of the Utah Division of Water Rights ("Division") on a water right…
Rank this Week: 4527