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Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 29

    “Cheap standing” under the ADA: district courts push back.

    “Cheap standing” under the ADA: district courts push back.
    ADA serial litigation is possible only because of a judicially created doctrine of cheap standing. What do I mean by cheap standing? Standing that can be obtained at minimal expense and inconvenience. Serial litigation is economically…
  • May 27

    The Economist covers serial ADA litigation – Hunt quoted.

    The Economist covers serial ADA litigation – Hunt quoted.
    This is a bit of tooting our own horn. In an article published in the May 28 edition of The Economist, and available on-line at the following link (“Frequent Filers”) Richard is quoted concerning the serial litigation epidemic.…
  • May 23

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?
    Guidance from HUD and DOJ is nice to have, but ultimately the courts are responsible for deciding what the Fair Housing Act means. In Fair Hous. Rights Ctr. in Se. Pennsylvania v. Post Goldtex GP, LLC, 2016 WL 2865733…
Rank this Week: 1627

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 23 May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 23 May
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Another bank holiday coming up – so no blog post on Monday. This morning I have been sorting out my next webinars.  I am going to be talking about checking and referencing tenants – and…
  • May 27

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: The Housing and Planning Bill and the Immigration Bill have now received the Royal Assent and are now the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016. We take a quick look at them here The…
  • May 26

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis considers Iceland…) Politicians………………………. I’m writing this with Radio 4 on in the background and there is an…
Rank this Week: 736

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/
  • May 28

    SALUTE TO STRINGER

    SALUTE TO STRINGER
    67th ANNUAL DINNER June 2, 2016 The Lexington Democratic Club is pleased to honor Scott Stringer, the 44th Comptroller of the City of New York and recognize the lifetime…
  • May 27

    WHO'S THE CUPCAKE GONIF?

    WHO'S THE CUPCAKE GONIF?
    @ BB&T Center (Sunrise) (Don't ask. I'm sworn to secrecy!)
  • May 27

    COFFEE WITH NO END

    COFFEE WITH NO END
Rank this Week: 5

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Building A Pond On Your Own Property and the EPA Will Get You!

    Building A Pond On Your Own Property and the EPA Will Get You!
    You wouldn’t think that building a stock pond on your own property would be something that requires the approval of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would you? One unsuspecting family in Wyoming found out just how…
  • May 20

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier

    Texas Landlords Liability for the Criminal Acts of Tenants Gets Muddier
    Most Texas landlords realize that when they rent to a tenant with a criminal history, the landlord may be held liable for criminal acts committed by that tenant. Texas Property Code Section 92.025 provides that a tenant cannot sue a landlord…
  • May 13

    Earthquakes and Fracing in Texa

    Earthquakes and Fracing in Texa
    Fracing, or hydrofracturing, is a natural gas extraction technique by which a liquid solution (primarily made up of water) is pumped into the ground at high pressures to fracture rock formations. Fracturing the rock releases gas that is…
Rank this Week: 4926

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: 1015

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: 700

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/
  • May 27

    P&A Wishes Everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day

    P&A Wishes Everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day
    The upcoming holiday, marking the unofficial beginning of summer, was originally intended to honor our nation’s fallen military heroes.  Beginning after the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union Army Veterans’…
  • May 25

    New Home Sales are Occurring at a Historic Pace

    New Home Sales are Occurring at a Historic Pace
    The US housing market has not seen the current rate of new home sales since January of 2008. Also, the seasonally adjusted rate, which was at 216,000 according to the Commerce Department, exceeded economists’ estimates by nearly…
  • May 19

    California Hyperloop Transport Construction Race Begin

    California Hyperloop Transport Construction Race Begin
    Four companies have announced plans or made demonstrations regarding their intention to build a tubular transport system from Los Angeles to San Francisco that would cut travel time from 6 hours of driving to 30 minutes.  This requires…
Rank this Week: 1812

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
  • May 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 777

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 808

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
Rank this Week: 3699

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • May 26

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court
    The need for “reform” of the California Environmental Quality Act is acknowledged by development interests and environmental groups alike. The challenge is that these stakeholders have very different ideas of what that reform…
  • May 3

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?
    We previously shared with you the critical role that the late Justice Antonin Scalia played in landmark Supreme Court land use decisions. So now let’s look at how Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s current nominee for…
  • Apr 20

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic
    Have you ever been required to have your Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Environmental Impact Report (EIR) evaluate whether your project will be compatible with the “character of the community”? Recently, in a ruling…
Rank this Week: 3133

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • May 26

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou
     What is it about community associations that sometimes bring out the worst in people? Is it that we’re dealing with people’s homes? Do we not like somebody else telling us what we can and can’t do? Is there a sense of…
  • Apr 25

    Congratulations to our Winners!

    Congratulations to our Winners!
    Congratulations to Molly Ryan of Metro Property Management, Inc. and Jared Theis of Community Management Specialists, Inc.!  You are the winners of our mint julep baskets.  We will be in contact with you shortly so you can claim…
  • Apr 25

    The Business Judgment Rule

    The Business Judgment Rule
    Board members often ask us, “What is the standard of conduct for the board of a common interest community?”  The standard of conduct is known as the Business Judgment Rule.  According to this rule of law, actions taken…
Rank this Week: 2103

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 26

    Job Ads – London (various) & Birmingham

    Job Ads – London (various) & Birmingham
    Tower Hamlets Law Centre Housing Solicitor/Caseworker Salary: Up to £30,000 p.a. + generous terms and conditions. Tower Hamlets Law Centre helps some of the most vulnerable people in London’s East End. Since our foundation in…
  • May 25

    Protect My Money

    Protect My Money
    The Housing and Planning Act 2016 is finally here although it will probably not be in force until early 2017. One of the late amendments to the Act finally introduced compulsory client money protection for agency work. This is something that…
  • May 24

    Money down the drain

    Money down the drain
    Court v Van Dijk & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 483 Nuisance cases are tricky. There is a lot to establish for causation, for liability and for loss. This case is perhaps a cautionary tale about the need to be constantly alert to changes in the…
Rank this Week: 385

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
  • Feb 23

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster
    Hi All!  Happy Late-Winter (or just not snowing) as they say in Chicago!  I've missed you and been so busy that I haven't had much time to write.  However, what has been plaguing me is something I decided to write about today.  That is:…
Rank this Week: 4321

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 26

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act
    Jeffrey Mills was the Director of Food and Nutritional Services for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) from 2010 to 2013.  DCPS used Chartwells, a contractor, to provide its food and food services for students in…
  • May 19

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident
      Snapchat, the popular social networking application, is unique in that the messages sent over the app “self-destruct” seconds after being opened.  Snapchat also provides its users with a series of…
  • May 19

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL
    On March 21, 2016, the American Bar Association formally announced its opposition to a proposed bill in Congress that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded by judges and juries in medical liability cases in state…
Rank this Week: 1674

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • May 26

    New Judge, Same Result – $81 Million CWA Civil Penalty Appealed

    New Judge, Same Result – $81 Million CWA Civil Penalty Appealed
    U.S. District Court Judge Dee Drell (Western District, LA) recently denied a motion to alter or amend the Court’s judgment against CITGO Petroleum Corp.– allowing an $81 million judgment against the oil company to stand. The…
  • May 12

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation
    On May 4, 2016, environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), seeking to compel EPA to “fulfill long-delayed nondiscretionary duties” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by issuing…
  • May 10

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost
    In a May 4, 2016 opinion, Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal made clear that venue was not proper in Concordia Parish—where plaintiff filed suit for damages resulting from the loss of its drilling rig in LaSalle…
Rank this Week: 3912

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1713

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/
  • May 26

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise
    One way I know that it’s officially Spring is that I’m driving my Freed Marcroft colleagues crazy with my allergies.  Robin ultimately said I could just keep her Carmex, Nisha gave me some precious, family-made ghost…
  • May 15

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce

    Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce
    One of the questions we are often asked at Freed Marcroft is whether there is an advantage to filing for divorce before your spouse.  Given that this is such a common concern, we have put together a three-part series detailing the…
  • Apr 14

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief

    Natasha Roggi of Hartford Sweat on Yoga For Stress Relief
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  …
Rank this Week: 3685

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/
  • May 26

    Thanking our Military on this Memorial Day Weekend

    Thanking our Military on this Memorial Day Weekend
    Many of our readers are looking forward to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Most of us are thinking of spending time at a backyard barbeque or taking advantage of a sale at a department store.  Memorial Day also has…
  • May 19

    Who’s in Charge? Disputes over Control of Religious Institution

    Who’s in Charge? Disputes over Control of Religious Institution
    Recently in the news is a story relating to control over Touro Synagogue, located in Newport, Rhode Island.  The Touro Synagogue was built prior to the Revolutionary War and is one of the oldest congregations in the United…
  • May 13

    New York State Landlord Prosecuted – Does this Sound Familiar?

    New York State Landlord Prosecuted – Does this Sound Familiar?
    Recently in the news is the story regarding New York City landlord Steve Croman.  Mr. Croman was arrested for allegedly harassing rent-stabilized tenants into leaving their apartments so that he could increase the rent for new…
Rank this Week: 1565

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • May 26

    Florida Real Estate Law Meets The Digital Age: Are Electronic Documents Valid?

    Florida Real Estate Law Meets The Digital Age: Are Electronic Documents Valid?
    Increasingly, paper is becoming a thing of the past, and although the law is notoriously slow to follow trends, it has been rather quick to latch onto the digital wave. It is as if some black-robed man with a curly white wig slammed down the…
  • May 16

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?
    Many home sellers mistakenly consider an “AS IS” sales contract as a release from liability for all faulty or defective conditions on the sale of a home. However, under the landmark case of Johnson v Davis, 480 So. 2d 625 (Fla.…
  • May 13

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo
    In addition to providing legal services, Henderson Franklin attorneys are involved in numerous community organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Over the next few weeks, we will be letting our blog readers get to know the members of our…
Rank this Week: 531

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • May 25

    City of Perris v. Stamper Oral Arguments Tomorrow

    City of Perris v. Stamper Oral Arguments Tomorrow
    Eminent domain fans!  Take heed: The City of Perris v. Stamper case (S213468) will finally be heard by the California Supreme Court tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco.  I recapped the issues that are going to be addressed in my…
  • May 19

    Next Stops for the Alameda Corridor East – Montebello, Maple and Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation

    Next Stops for the Alameda Corridor East – Montebello, Maple and Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation
    At some time or another, most of us have experienced sitting in our cars at a railroad crossing waiting for what seems like the longest freight train in the world go by. And it always seems to happen when you’re late for an appointment…
  • May 14

    Oakley to Condemn Century-Old Building for Street Widening Project

    Oakley to Condemn Century-Old Building for Street Widening Project
    As cities become more dense and urbanized, it is common for infrastructure to get outdated or insufficient to handle increased demand.  We see this with roads, highways, schools, and even utilities.  When new infrastructure is…
Rank this Week: 3032

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/
  • May 25

    Your Data Security Thoughts and Concerns: A Survey

    Your Data Security Thoughts and Concerns: A Survey
    In conjunction with our upcoming panel event on June 3rd, The Challenges of Data Security and Privacy: Minimizing Risk Exposure and Liability, Bilzin Sumberg and Kaufman Rossin are conducting a survey to learn more about Florida business…
  • May 24

    Join Us for an Upcoming Data Security & Privacy Panel

    Join Us for an Upcoming Data Security & Privacy Panel
    On June 3, Bilzin Sumberg and Kaufman Rossin are teaming up to host the breakfast panel, “The Challenges of Data Security and Privacy: Minimizing Risk Exposure and Liability.” The event will feature a panel of experts who…
  • May 20

    Fintech and Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Consumer Protection

    Fintech and Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Consumer Protection
    A topic of discussion at eMerge this year was the disruptive effect that Fintech is having within the financial sector. Fintech, which refers to the use of new technologies in the financial services industry to improve operational and…
Rank this Week: 3652

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 25

    Status Certificate Error

    Status Certificate Error
    In a recent case, a condominium management firm was held responsible to pay a condominium corporation for financial losses incurred as a result of an error in a status certificate issued by the manager. The condominium corporation was in the…
  • May 17

    Condo Owner Ordered to pay $20,000 in Costs After Unsuccessfully Suing Condo Corporation for Harassment

    Condo Owner Ordered to pay $20,000 in Costs After Unsuccessfully Suing Condo Corporation for Harassment
    In a recent Small Claims Court case, Wexler v. C.C.C. No. 28, a condominium corporation that had to undertake enforcement measures to get an owner to comply with the condominium documents and the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”)…
  • May 10

    CMHC Report Indicates Long-Term Commitment for Resident Condo Investors in Toronto and Vancouver

    CMHC Report Indicates Long-Term Commitment for Resident Condo Investors in Toronto and Vancouver
    After conducting a Condominium Owners Survey (“COS”) of 42,681 condominium owners residing in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (“CMHC”) released a report of its findings about condominium…
Rank this Week: 978

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    AALS Property Law Section Call-for-Papers!

    AALS Property Law Section Call-for-Papers!
    AALS Property Law Section Call For Papers January 2017 -- AALS Conference in San Francisco, CA The AALS Property Law Section has two panels at the AALS Conference this year. If you would like to participate in either of these...
  • May 20

    Live Blogging #ALPS2016 -- fun property!

    Live Blogging #ALPS2016 -- fun property!
    What a way to finish up the day! I'm now in a panel titled "Fun Property: How Property Can Increase Recreation, Health, and Happiness." What could be more fun than this? The first paper is by Avital Margalit (Sapir) who...
  • May 20

    Regulating Landlords and Tenant

    Regulating Landlords and Tenant
    Moving on to the second afternoon panel, moderated by Susan Bright (Oxford), first up is Abigail Jackson. Her presentation, titled "Balancing Rights and Obligations: Chnage and Residential Tenancy Agreements in the UK", noted that…
Rank this Week: 202

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 3542

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 542

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • May 24

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give
    Our community has a long tradition of charitable giving. We are so well known for our charitable tradition that we have been the subject of numerous regional and national articles on that topic. One of our many resources are charitable…
  • May 10

    Gifts to Care Custodians: Traps for the Unwary.

    Gifts to Care Custodians: Traps for the Unwary.
    What does care custodian mean to you? A friend or acquaintance that visits, runs errands, pays bills, cooks, cleans, administers medications, and takes care of other pressing needs?. Probate Code Section 21350 provides that gifts to…
  • Apr 26

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement
    With the high price of real estate, we increasingly see arrangements between parents and children, unmarried couples, or friends who pool money to buy residential property. Owners often do not understand their rights and responsibilities.…
Rank this Week: 3292

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • May 24

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change
    With “Bank of Mum and Dad” currently helping finance 25% of UK mortgages the latest change to the CML Lenders’ Handbook for four banks within LBG is particularly significant.Earlier this month the Guardian (excuse the pun)…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4336

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: 1016

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: 511

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 921

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3130

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: 4367

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/
  • May 23

    DUE DILIGENCE IS REQUIRED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS; UNLESS YOU FEEL LUCKY

    DUE DILIGENCE IS REQUIRED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS; UNLESS YOU FEEL LUCKY
    Most investors of commercial real estate understand the importance of “due diligence”; a term often used to describe the process of investigating anything and everything about the property to be purchased. Confirming what property…
  • May 16

    State Law Matters: Ohio's Lake Erie Dredged Material Program

    State Law Matters: Ohio's Lake Erie Dredged Material Program
    All of the information below was taken from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency web page for its Dredged Material Program —If you live or work along Ohio’s northern border, aka Lake Erie, particularly near one of Ohio’s…
  • May 8

    Pending Ohio Corporate & Real Estate Legislation

    Pending Ohio Corporate & Real Estate Legislation
    Prepared by/reprinted with permission from: Luther Liggett, Esq., Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, PLL10 W. Broad Street, 19th Floor Columbus OH 43215-(614) 427-5742 - LLL@kjk.com Report created on April 26, 2016 HB3 BUSINESS…
Rank this Week: 988

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 22

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry

    Leases As Prose, Not Poetry
    PrintFrom time to time, you actually get a gift. Last Tuesday, Ruminations received one from Judge Richard A. Posner. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. No shrinking violet is he. The gift was his…
  • May 15

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning

    Two Different Words – Two Different Meanings; No Word; No Meaning
    PrintToday, we’ll be looking at a court’s decision resolving a dispute over the default provisions of a mortgage loan repurchase agreement. Knowing that few readers harvest crops in that vineyard, all we will tell you about such…
  • May 8

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease

    The Long And The Short Of It: The Invincible Lease
    PrintThere’s nothing like a mysterious title to draw the flies. Usually, Ruminations knows its destination before it begins each weekly journey. Not so today. Our long-ago set plan was to rant (once again) about the trees lost in the…
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??
    The courts are slapping Obama's US Attorneys with reprimands and sanctions, from all parts of the country. On Thursday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas filed an extraordinary order in the immigration case (Texas v. United…
  • May 17

    ECUSA Loses (Again) in Quincy; San Joaquin Seeks Review

    ECUSA Loses (Again) in Quincy; San Joaquin Seeks Review
    [Note to new readers: You may be surprised at the degree of bias evident in this post, but I do not apologize. After eight years of participating in and writing about all of the matters collected under the links at this page, your Curmudgeon…
  • May 10

    What's Wrong with the Law, and in Particular, with Harvard Law School

    What's Wrong with the Law, and in Particular, with Harvard Law School
    This is one of the more remarkable, blatant and contemptuous liberal screeds ever to appear on the Internet. I graduated almost fifty years ago from the school where this man now teaches, and to connect the dots from then to now is a task…
Rank this Week: 679

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: 863

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    Revocable Living Trust – A Family Planning Document

    Revocable Living Trust – A Family Planning Document
    Learn how a trust can benefit your family during your life. The post Revocable Living Trust – A Family Planning Document appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • May 12

    Revocable Living Trust – A Defense Against Elder Financial Abuse

    Revocable Living Trust – A Defense Against Elder Financial Abuse
    Financial abuse is common among the elderly, learn how a Trust can protect you and your loved ones. The post Revocable Living Trust – A Defense Against Elder Financial Abuse appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • May 6

    When Your LLC Won’t Protect You – Piercing the Corporate Veil/Alter Ego

    When Your LLC Won’t Protect You – Piercing the Corporate Veil/Alter Ego
    When you may have personal liability stemming out of your LLC. The post When Your LLC Won’t Protect You – Piercing the Corporate Veil/Alter Ego appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 1620

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/
  • May 20

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    For attorneys who practice community association law, there has been ongoing discussion at national HOA/condo legal events about whether a community manager is covered by the attorney-client privilege. In general the attorney-client privilege…
  • Mar 28

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?
    A huge problem for HOA and condo associations over the past 5 years has been “zombie foreclosures.” That’s where a bank starts the foreclosure process on a property and the owner moves out, but then the bank doesn’t…
  • Mar 15

    NC-CAI Chapter Update

    NC-CAI Chapter Update
    As 2016 President of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, I provide an update in each issue of “Serving NC,” the state CAI Chapter newsletter. Look for the new issue, which should arrive this…
Rank this Week: 3730

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
  • May 18

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
  • May 13

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here
    We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations…
Rank this Week: 3228

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • May 20

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New
    Welcome news for developers of small sites. Following the government’s successful appeal last week against the decision in the West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council case nearly a year ago (click here to go to our previous…
  • May 18

    Building Around a Tenant

    Building Around a Tenant
    How much redevelopment and refurbishment work can a landlord do when it has a tenant in occupation? The recent case of Timothy Taylor Limited v Mayfair House Corporation provides a useful reminder of the obligations owed by landlords to…
  • May 17

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update
    Several counties in Pennsylvania are conducting countywide property reassessments. This update provides status changes for Washington, Blair and Lancaster Counties, along with a set of important deadlines and basic assessment appeal…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • May 19

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation
    In April of last year Governor Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history in order to address the prolonged California drought crisis. That order directed the State Water Resources Control…
  • May 17

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Esencia Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Esencia is a brand new master planned community located in Rancho Mission Viejo.…
  • May 10

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.
    We are proud to announce that Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc. has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Country Road is a planned community situated over 35 acres within the City of…
Rank this Week: 821

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/
  • May 18

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract
    by Mark A. Cobb We always enjoy sharing great blog articles with you. Sometimes, the topics just happen by themselves, sometimes they are based upon a real-life experience with a client or opposing counsel, other times they are more…
  • May 5

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned…
  • Apr 15

    Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia

    Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Many clients ask about Georgia’s Notice of Intent to File Lien requirements, and there are always surprised to hear the short answer: Georgia does not require any type of Notice of Intent to File Lien. However, the…
Rank this Week: 1770

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: 1570

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/
  • May 17

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON
    The Virginia Attorney General can issue opinions concerning statutory interpretation if requested to do so by an array of government officials from the Governor to a member of the Senate or House of Delegates to a local sheriff. These…
  • May 9

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week
    On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of Community Associations Institute will hold its enhanced Annual Legal and Legislative Update & Expo at Point Plaza Hotel located at 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News,…
  • Mar 22

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing
    HUD PROPOSES RULE TO CLARIFY PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF HARASSMENT IN HOUSING Rule would formalize standards for bringing harassment claims under the Fair Housing Act WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced…
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