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Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Sep 20

    AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE!

    AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE!
    JOIN HONORARY MARSHAL NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE LETITIA JAMES Sunday for the African American Day Parade! This Sunday, September 21, 2014 join Team Tish as thousands of men and women from New York City gather for a march in celebration African…
  • Sep 19

    SHE'S BEING BAD

    SHE'S BEING BAD
    Came across this young lady while traversing Rockefeller Center ....
  • Sep 19

    SLEEPING WITH TAJ

    SLEEPING WITH TAJ
    Is that the Taj Mahal on my bed?
Rank this Week: 7

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 573

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 20

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    SSP Law Finchley Property and Housing Trainee/Paralegal We are a Legal Aid firm specialising in Property and Housing Law established for 10 years. We pride ourselves in our inclusive and diverse culture and our strong links with the local…
  • Sep 20

    Bedroom tax bit

    Bedroom tax bit
    Here are couple of new First Tier Tribunal decisions (also on the FTT decisions page). A room use decision from St Helens – a room which had been used since the start of the tenancy as a dressing room/home office, and where a sewing…
  • Sep 18

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Philcox Gray. Solicitors and Mediators Housing solicitor Ideally 3 years + PQE Philcox Gray is a long established and well respected firm specialising in Housing & Public Law, Family & Childcare. Our dedicated housing team consists of…
Rank this Week: 445

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/
  • Sep 20

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro
    I have a great FREE SEMINAR to announce for new and returning home buyers! A Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ on October 14, 2014 at Firefly’s BBQ Restaurant in Marlboro, 350 E. Main St (Rt. 20). Sponsored by the Vetstein Law…
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
  • Sep 3

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule
    Perry v. Equity Residential: Application Fee, Amenity-Community Fee, Move-In Fee and Upfront Pet Fee Held Illegal In a stinging class action ruling on August 26, 2014, Boston federal district court judge Rya Zobel ruled that Equity…
Rank this Week: 663

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/
  • Sep 20

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot
    Petitioners challenged the approval of a sawmill and milling operation by the Town of Livonia Joint Zoning Board of Appeals who had determined that the use of the land for sawmill purposes constituted an agricultural or farming operation…
  • Sep 19

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial
    Following a denial of an area variance by the zoning board of appeals, the applicant appealed and the trial court reversed the decision. The zoning board appealed and the appellate court upheld the reversal. The Court noted that while the…
  • Aug 21

    FL Appeals Court Holds City’s Refusal to Change its Comprehensive Plan was not a Taking

    FL Appeals Court Holds City’s Refusal to Change its Comprehensive Plan was not a Taking
    Landowners brought an inverse condemnation action against city, challenging the city’s refusal to change the comprehensive plan. The case involved two parcels of land located in the City of Flagler Beach, Florida (“City”)…
Rank this Week: 756

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/
  • Sep 19

    Are You Prepared for the New Annual Disclosures?

    Are You Prepared for the New Annual Disclosures?
    For many associations with a December year end, September marks the first opportunity for the board of directors to review the first draft of the budget and disclosures materials. As of January 1, 2014, changes to the Davis-Stirling Act now…
  • Aug 26

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Wildflower Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Wildflower is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Moreno Valley being developed by D.R. Horton. The…
  • Aug 19

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?
    *Asked & Answered Asked - We have continued problems with unruly, unsupervised, and destructive children in our community's common areas. They ride motorized scooters, skateboards, bikes, etc. all throughout our walkways and have…
Rank this Week: 2021

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/
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!
    With Scotland all over the news lately, my thoughts naturally turn to what fun it would be to own a Scottish castle. (As yours do, too, I’m sure.) A really auld one, preferably. Sure, we’ve got properties that pass  for…
  • Aug 11

    The Strongest Purchase Offer Leaves No Questions Hanging

    The Strongest Purchase Offer Leaves No Questions Hanging
    I’ve talked a lot in this blog about ways to make your offer to buy a home stand out from the pack in a multiple offer situation. (See, for example, “Don’t Let an Investor Buy the Home You Wanted,” and “In a…
  • Aug 7

    Now Everyone Wants to Be a Real Estate Agent Again!

    Now Everyone Wants to Be a Real Estate Agent Again!
    Back when the real estate market could barely be scooped out of the gutter, real estate agents were leaving the profession in droves — particularly the inexperienced ones and part-timers who could no longer make a living at…
Rank this Week: 1510

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise
    The Atlantic chronicles the story of Douglas Tompkins--the founder of North Face--who has used his vast fortune to buy up huge swaths of Argentina and Chile. Tompkins insists that he's preserving the nature wonder of the land but many…
  • Sep 19

    Kelly on Vacant Property Remediation Tools.

    Kelly on Vacant Property Remediation Tools.
    Jim Kelly (Notre Dame) has posted Just, Smart: Civil Rights Protections and Market-Sensitive Vacant Property Strategies on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay, prepared for and published by the Center for Community Progress, a national,…
  • Sep 17

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India
    The Economist elaborates: CHEER any Indian leader who takes on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance…
Rank this Week: 495

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

Covers real estate and property law. By Lockhart Park LP.

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy
    If you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier, you may notice that bankruptcies of developers and owners became more frequent during the downturn and can cause major problems on your projects. A mechanic’s lien is a significant and…
  • Sep 9

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California
    Stairs are not safe!  At least the Court of Appeal in the Second Appellate District of California doesn’t think so. A rail station in Los Angeles was completed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority…
  • Aug 31

    Is The Construction Industry in Arizona Back to Normal?

    Is The Construction Industry in Arizona Back to Normal?
    The Phoenix Metro area is finally pulling out of the Great Recession of 2008.  Potential homebuyers are frantically looking to buy a home before interest rates rise and prices continue their ascent to normalcy.   For the last…
Rank this Week: 3244

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/
  • Sep 19

    No Taking When Sheriff Took His (Medical) Weed

    No Taking When Sheriff Took His (Medical) Weed
    Here's one to add to the "unusual takings cases" category, at which we looked at last week. In Young v. Larimer County Sheriff's Office, No. 13CA1338 (Sep. 11, 2014), the sheriff raided Mr. Young's (medical) marijuana grow and seized as…
  • Sep 17

    Happy Constitution(s) Day

    Happy Constitution(s) Day
    On the day we celebrate Constitution Day (or should we say Khaaaaan-stitution Day?) we have to admit that pretty much nothing beats One Named Kirk's reading of the Preamble. He might be from Iowa, but that guy who plays him is from north of…
  • Sep 15

    "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain

    "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain
    We're tied up in court today, so don't have time to post up the latest cases which have crossed our desk in the past few days. We will get to them soon, but in the meantime, check out this story ("The Stubborn 'Nail Houses' That Refuse to Get…
Rank this Week: 378

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/
  • Sep 19

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge
    On Thursday evening, Freed Marcroft was honored to host Hartford city officials, representatives of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), and judges from both the Evaluation Panel and Selection Committee of the Strong Cities,…
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
Rank this Week: 4194

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/
  • Sep 19

    Happy Park(ing) Day!

    Happy Park(ing) Day!
    It's the third Friday in September, which means it's Park(ing) Day, that newest of urban rituals in which urbanites take over a parking space for a day and turn it into a funky public realm. The best montage of this...
  • Sep 19

    Climate Week in NYC

    Climate Week in NYC
    All things climate change are about to descend on NYC. Revolving around next week’s UN Climate Summit (Sept. 23), more than 100 events are being planned for NYC’s Climate Week. Here are just a few: People’s Climate March: Sunday,…
  • Sep 17

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe
    Last year I wrote an article about DIY Urbanism—modest, often illegal, transformations of urban physical space. A few examples of the phenomenon unfolded before my eyes during the year I recently spent in Jacksonville, Florida. Two of those…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Sep 19

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Subsequent Homeowners Are Not Entitled to Implied Warranty of Habitability

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Subsequent Homeowners Are Not Entitled to Implied Warranty of Habitability
    By Christopher A. Barbarisi and Loly G. Tor, K&L Gates, Newark In Conway v. Cutler Group Inc.,[1]  the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed a decision by the Superior Court and held that the builders’ implied warranty of…
  • Sep 18

    Biggest Risk of Corruption in The Construction Industry: The Global Picture

    Biggest Risk of Corruption in The Construction Industry: The Global Picture
    By Elizabeth Robertson, Laura Atherton and Dylan G. Moses, K&L Gates, London The construction industry is big business. A recent study[1] has predicted that global construction output will increase by more than 70%, to US$15…
  • Sep 4

    Issues to Consider When Doing Business in Qatar

    Issues to Consider When Doing Business in Qatar
    As part of K&L Gates’ commitment to continuing professional development, the construction and disputes resolution lawyers in our Doha office regularly discuss relevant legal issues that arise while advising clients in Qatar, giving…
Rank this Week: 2131

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

    Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline
    Elizabeth Gierosky was gardening when a car pulled into her driveway on Spieth Road in Litchfield Township at about 5 p.m. Aug. 28. A man got out of the vehicle and walked around the back and side of the property. She assumed he was a…
  • Sep 16

    County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot

    County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot
    Miami County commissioners have targeted three properties to purchase to help regain the parking they will lose once the new county jail is built on the lot south of the Administration Building, but one of the three property owners…
  • Sep 16

    New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Case

    New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Case
    The Charlottesville paper recently ran an interesting story about how local road improvement projects will test the limits and scope of the Commonwealth's new eminent domain law.  The new laws are comprised of reforms passed in 2007 and…
Rank this Week: 1871

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Community Next: 2020 and Beyond

    Community Next: 2020 and Beyond
    Loura Sanchez was invited to participate in the Community Next: 2020 and Beyond initiative being launched by the Community Associations Institute. Loura will serve on the Association Model Panel, which is one of four groups that will define…
  • Sep 17

    CAI National Call for Action

    CAI National Call for Action
    On September 11, 2014, I wrote about the proposed bill before the US Congress that would invalidate community association rules and architectural standards regarding amateur radio antennas and towers.  CAI has sent out a call for action…
  • Sep 17

    CAI National Call for Action

    CAI National Call for Action
    On September 11, 2014, I wrote about the proposed bill before the US Congress that would invalidate community association rules and architectural standards regarding amateur radio antennas and towers.  CAI has sent out a call for action…
Rank this Week: 4235

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/
  • Sep 19

    FWS to propose removing Delmarva fox squirrel from endangered species list

    FWS to propose removing Delmarva fox squirrel from endangered species list
    The Fish and Wildlife Service said the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered enough to justify its removal from the list of endangered species. DOI Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement today (Sept. 19), calling the pending proposal…
  • Sep 17

    Latest from Federal Register: No listing for plants from California, Georgia

    Latest from Federal Register: No listing for plants from California, Georgia
    See ESWR‘s Federal Register page for more Public Inspection (scheduled for publication in FR) FWS says listing Eriogonum kelloggii (Red Mountain buckwheat) and Sedum eastwoodiae (Red Mountain stonecrop) is not warranted at this…
  • Sep 12

    “Agreement in principle” reached on Alexander archipelago wolf, 9 other specie

    “Agreement in principle” reached on Alexander archipelago wolf, 9 other specie
    Environmental groups and an ecotourism cruise line have reached an “agreement in principle” with the Fish and Wildlife Service to settle a listing lawsuit involving the Alexander archipelago wolf, the Ichetucknee siltsnail…
Rank this Week: 1708

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
  • Sep 19

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation
    The following is a guest blog post by Hon. Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District Court Judge in Anoka, Minnesota and Gael B. Strack, JD, CEO and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego. The arrests of Ravens…
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
Rank this Week: 2504

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/
  • Sep 19

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update
    This post was written by Stuart Wright and Siobhan Hayes When tenants offer landlords guarantees of their lease liabilities landlords need to take care what assignment rights the tenant can have and this was demonstrated in last week’s…
  • Sep 16

    (US) The Case That Could Disrupt a Century of Settled Law: PA Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Shedden v Anadarko

    (US) The Case That Could Disrupt a Century of Settled Law: PA Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Shedden v Anadarko
    This post and related article was written by Steven Chadwick, Michael Joy and Robert Jochen In an article that appears in The Legal Intelligencer, the authors discuss the significant impact that will result from a successful PA Supreme…
  • Sep 12

    (US) Public Private Partnerships Can Work: Pittsburgh Penguins and Community Agree on Development Plan

    (US) Public Private Partnerships Can Work: Pittsburgh Penguins and Community Agree on Development Plan
    The Pittsburgh Penguins have finalized a groundbreaking agreement with local community groups after years of negotiations involving the development of the 28 acre site where the former Civic Arena once stood. The agreement provides for, among…
Rank this Week: 1876

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich
    By: David A. Smith Up until now, my posts puzzling out China’s affordable housing have focused on its urban challenges, and whether the Chinese can make new cities that people want to live in without destroying the formerly-rural middle…
  • Sep 18

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith By now, after four parts on a GAIA (God Ain’t It Awful) story about the separation of entrances in a fantastically located mixed-income…
  • Sep 17

    Poor poor pitiful door: part 4, Loophole du jour

    Poor poor pitiful door: part 4, Loophole du jour
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 3 observed the egalitarianism paradox of ‘poor door’ apartments – that properties which otherwise would have…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Sep 19

    Knock-Offs and the Law: Defending Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

    Knock-Offs and the Law: Defending Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
    Some of our firm's clients have been the subject of trademark infringement lawsuits, or have received "cease and desist" letters from large companies, stating that their products are infringing on a registered trademark. In general, the…
  • Sep 12

    Estate Proceedings for Property Located "Elsewhere"

    Estate Proceedings for Property Located "Elsewhere"
    People are leading increasingly complicated lives, in that they spend their time in several locales, some of which may not be their place of residence. If a person is fortunate, they may develop an affection for a particular area and buy a…
  • Sep 5

    Standards for Purchasers of New York Cooperative Apartment

    Standards for Purchasers of New York Cooperative Apartment
    Our readers may be familiar with a cooperative apartment building located in Manhattan by the name of River House. This building is known not only for its distinctive classic architecture and regal location, but also by its stringent…
Rank this Week: 3409

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Municipal approvals delay property development

    Municipal approvals delay property development
    Municipal approvals delay property developmentSome projects just no longer viable: some approvals take up to three years. Huge contributions to bulk services and delays in municipal approvals seriously hamper commercial property development…
  • Sep 19

    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determination

    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determination
    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determinationSars applies for liquidation of Sharemax and termination of the business rescue process. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has applied for the liquidation of Sharemax Investments and for…
  • Sep 18

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape
    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shapeA R1.8 billion expansion of Durban's landmark Suncoast Casino has been given the nod, clearing the way for a doubling of the existing complex.An artist's impression of the beachfront…
Rank this Week: 655

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: 1460

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that 90% owner approval is necessary to amend the declarations of condominiums created after July 1, 1990 in a manner that restricts owners' ability to lease their units.  The…
  • Aug 11

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
  • Jun 24

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday
    HOALeader.com will be presenting a webinar about special assessments on Thursday, June 26, from 11:00 PST to 12:00 PST.  I will be one of the panelists in that webinar.  I look forward to providing insights about how to make the…
Rank this Week: 911

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Litigation Update: Mouse Wars Intensify

    Litigation Update: Mouse Wars Intensify
    Earlier this year, we reported on the ongoing struggle between The Walt Disney Company and Deadmau5 over the right to use a big round rodent head with big round ears as a trademark. Disney, the well-known entertainment behemoth, owns…
  • Sep 17

    Holographic Homer Draws Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    Holographic Homer Draws Patent Infringement Lawsuit
    For those of us lucky enough to have passes and who were willing to brave the massive crowds of nerds and geeks at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego, we were treated to a celebration of the The Simpsons in a myriad of…
  • Sep 15

    Twitter and Twitpic Just Can’t Get Along

    Twitter and Twitpic Just Can’t Get Along
    If you Tweet, raise your hand. If you Twitpic, too, raise both hands.  And, if you do neither, go back to Facebook, this article may not be for you. Established in 2008, Twitter is a very popular social media app for smart phones and…
Rank this Week: 2397

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: 1559

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: 1137

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/
  • Sep 18

    NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Join Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, in a new class which discusses recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California.  This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil…
  • Sep 17

    California's Water Lexicon Expand

    California's Water Lexicon Expand
    The following article by Diane Kindermann was published by the Orange County Lawyer Magazine in its August 2014 issue.  It encapsulates the State of California’s response to the drought through state legislation, local regulation,…
  • Sep 16

    CEQA Case Barred: Petitioners Seeking Vindication of Same Public Interest as Prior Unsuccessful Claimant

    CEQA Case Barred: Petitioners Seeking Vindication of Same Public Interest as Prior Unsuccessful Claimant
    By Glen Hansen Roberson v. City of Rialto (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 1499. On July 15, 2008, the City of Rialto approved development of a commercial retail center to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The notice of the initial, July 1, 2008,…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Sep 18

    Growing Trend: Private Investment in Infrastructure and Transportation

    Growing Trend: Private Investment in Infrastructure and Transportation
    As P3 Bulletin, the New York Times and Richard Cavallaro, the new CEO of  international construction company Skanska’s US operations, have recently stated, the increase in private investment and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs or…
  • Sep 16

    Florida Courts and Forum Selection Clause

    Florida Courts and Forum Selection Clause
    You may be surprised to find out that, unlike its sunny beaches and popular resorts, Florida courts may not be hospitable to hearing your clients’ claims and you may not have a sufficient basis to defeat a jurisdictional objection…
  • Sep 12

    GIS Technology Supports Port Efficiency and Expansion

    GIS Technology Supports Port Efficiency and Expansion
    Known as the Cargo Gateway to the Americas and currently home to 13 cruise lines, Port Miami is a vital economic anchor of Miami -Dade County. The Port employs more than 200,000 in the South Florida region and contributes $27 billion…
Rank this Week: 1902

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Sep 18

    The Major Pipeline Being Built In West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina

    The Major Pipeline Being Built In West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina
    A consortium of four major gas pipeline companies has arrived at an agreement in which one pipeline will traverse West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.  This pipeline is intended to move fracked gas from West Virginia to the…
  • Sep 17

    Why Did ET Rover Move From Oakland County to Genesee and Lapeer Counties?

    Why Did ET Rover Move From Oakland County to Genesee and Lapeer Counties?
    There are literally hundreds of property owners in Lapeer and Genesee Counties who are asking why Rover is suddenly appearing in their County after Rover originally planned to route its new pipeline adjacent to the existing Enbridge line 6B…
  • Sep 17

    Whiteman Air Force Base Challengers Take A Risky Route

    Whiteman Air Force Base Challengers Take A Risky Route
    The Federal Government has acquired about 430 acres around the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Apparently the owners believe that they may seek a challenge to the condemnation activity via a jury trial.  The owners are in for a rude…
Rank this Week: 1016

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?
     I was at a presentation by the Department of Energy on Wednesday (hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) where they reviewed the status of their Home Energy Score program.  Like the fuel economy stickers on…
  • Sep 4

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code
    As the reaction to EPA's Clean Carbon Plan has demonstrated in living color, environmental regulation is tough in the United States in 2014.  For many years, there has been many efforts to use innovative tools to promote adoption and…
  • Sep 2

    Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy

    Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy
    Welcome back from vacation.  To ease you back into the workday routine, I want to share a post I wrote for RegBlog, the blog of the University of Pennsylvania Program on Regulation, about regulating sharing economy companies like Uber,…
Rank this Week: 2164

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Sep 18

    Council Subcommittee Hears Proposal for SoHo Six-Story Commercial Building

    Council Subcommittee Hears Proposal for SoHo Six-Story Commercial Building
    Developers seek permission for three floors of retail over community objections.  On September 16, 2014, the New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises held a public hearing on a proposed six-story commercial building at…
  • Sep 17

    Weisbrod Highlights East New York as Test for Affordable Housing

    Weisbrod Highlights East New York as Test for Affordable Housing
    At the CityLaw Breakfast on September 5, 2014, Carl Weisbrod laid out the De Blasio Administration’s housing policy. As was widely reported, the City will look to implement mandatory inclusionary housing on all City-sponsored rezonings.…
  • Sep 16

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for August 2014 Available

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for August 2014 Available
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org).…
Rank this Week: 2600

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/
  • Sep 17

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina
    Our modern society is always looking for opportunities to limit our footprint on the environment and to increase sustainability in a modern world.  Wind, solar, and other renewable resources are common topics of conversation.  As…
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
Rank this Week: 3749

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/
  • Sep 17

    Study finds no link between hydraulic fracturing and water pollution in Marcellus and Barnett Shale region

    Study finds no link between hydraulic fracturing and water pollution in Marcellus and Barnett Shale region
    A report published Monday concludes that, in areas of the country where natural gas drilling is common, recent cases of natural gas migration into drinking water sources likely are not the direct result of horizontal drilling itself nor of…
  • Sep 17

    Researchers tout new substance for use in treating flowback water

    Researchers tout new substance for use in treating flowback water
    Researchers with the Southwest Research Institute (“SwRI”) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (“UTSA”) reported last week that they have created and tested substances called “biochar” for use in…
  • Sep 16

    Can biochar reduce the environmental impact of drilling?

    Can biochar reduce the environmental impact of drilling?
    Researchers with the Southwest Research Institute (“SwRI”) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (“UTSA”) reported last week that they have created and tested substances called “biochar” for use in…
Rank this Week: 2438

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1427

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

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

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (III)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (III)
    In the first post of this series, I examined "Jesus and the paradox of Jewish law", by which He Who was the unique and only Son of God was also (from a human viewpoint) condemned by that law for claiming to be the Son of God. In the second…
  • Aug 19

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)
    In the first post of this series, we looked at a paradox created by the fact that Jesus was both man and God. As a man, he was subject to Jewish law, which forbade blasphemy, or claiming that one was in any way divine. But as the Son of God,…
  • Aug 16

    The Paradox of the Law

    The Paradox of the Law
    At Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate, as reported in ch. 14 of the Gospel of Mark, Caiaphas and the other Jewish elders charged Jesus with violating the law against blasphemy (see Leviticus 24:10-16):60 The cohen hagadol stood up in the…
Rank this Week: 708

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Sep 16

    10 Things You’ll Miss About Law School

    10 Things You’ll Miss About Law School
    Law school is hard. Really hard. If it wasn’t, they wouldn’t call it “law school.” They’d call it “learn how to trapeze school,” or “learn how to ride a unicycle school,” or maybe…
  • Aug 4

    Auto Accidents in Work Zone

    Auto Accidents in Work Zone
    If you live in the DFW area, you’re probably used to driving through work zones (and navigating the inevitable traffic they tend to cause). Highway projects in the Metroplex seem to go on for months, or sometimes even years, and…
  • Jul 17

    What You Need to Know About Notary Fraud

    What You Need to Know About Notary Fraud
    Buying groceries. Stopping for gas. Going to the bank. Picking up your dry cleaning. Of all the irritating but necessary errands you have to tend to, getting something notarized ranks among the most mundane—but it’s also among the…
Rank this Week: 3839

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    Landlord Boot Camp Is Just Around The Corner – October 4, 2014.

    Landlord Boot Camp Is Just Around The Corner – October 4, 2014.
    The AASEW’s ever popular Landlord Boot Camp is just around the corner.  It will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm at the Clarion Hotel located near the airport. At this Fall’s Boot Camp I will…
  • Sep 5

    Landlords Lose Lawsuit Against City of LaCrosse

    Landlords Lose Lawsuit Against City of LaCrosse
    On August 27, 2014, a LaCrosse County judge ruled against several LaCrosse landlords that had sued the city over its local rental registry and inspection ordinance. The plaintiffs included 34 landlords with rental property in the city of…
  • Aug 14

    AASEW MEETING: “Companion Animals – When A Landlord Must Accept Them” on August 18, 2014

    AASEW MEETING: “Companion Animals – When A Landlord Must Accept Them” on August 18, 2014
    I will be speaking at the AASEW’s monthly meeting on the issue of companion/comfort animals and when a landlord must accept them in their rental properties. Disability-related complaints, including those that involve assistance animals,…
Rank this Week: 2985

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
  • Sep 10

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing
    How is it possible that purchasers of a condo unit in a building could be left unprotected and lose all their deposits? This is a question that many people are asking after hearing about the recent news of the lawyer for a condo developer who…
  • Sep 9

    Confirming the Validity of Proxie

    Confirming the Validity of Proxie
    Many owners who do not attend condominium owners meetings use proxies to vote for the election of directors and other matters. The use of proxies is particularly prevalent in condominiums where a large number of owners are not…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
Rank this Week: 1961

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

Covers Virginia condominium and homeowner's Association law. By LeClair Ryan.

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Sep 16

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election
    Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers…
  • Jul 26

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014
    This weekend, four members of LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team are attending the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR) at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The team has attended the annual conference each year since its inception…
  • Jun 24

    Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed

    Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed
    The odds are strong that at some point in an association's history, it will experience the need for a special assessment. HOAleader.com, a national web-based publication, is hosting a live webinar on the topic: "Special Assessments: How to…
Rank this Week: 3320

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Video of Fight at South Florida Condo Board Meeting Makes Nightly New

    Video of Fight at South Florida Condo Board Meeting Makes Nightly New
    By Nicole R. KurtzOur firm's other community association attorneys and I have witnessed, or heard about, scores of heated exchanges between disgruntled unit owners and board members at community association board of directors' meetings. …
  • Sep 15

    New Case of Theft, Fraud by a South Florida Homeowners Association President

    New Case of Theft, Fraud by a South Florida Homeowners Association President
    By Roberto C. BlanchYet another case of theft and fraud inflicted on an association by an HOA president made local South Florida headlines recently. According to news reports, Michelle Changar-Coe, a former homeowners association president,…
  • Sep 2

    Right of Access to Personnel Evaluations, Background Screenings for Community Association Directors, Member

    Right of Access to Personnel Evaluations, Background Screenings for Community Association Directors, Member
    By Roberto C. BlanchOur firm receives a great deal of questions about association matters from the readers of our blog and the listeners of our radio show on WIOD 610-AM every Sunday at noon. We try to provide specific responses to each and…
Rank this Week: 2232

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2533

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3492

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/
  • Sep 16

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy
    By Robert E. Holden and Lesley F. Pietras On September 2, 2014, the Department of Justice announced a settlement in United States v. Trans Energy, Inc., No. 14-117 (N.D.W.Va.), requiring the oil and gas company to pay $3 million in civil…
  • Aug 29

    BSEE's Investigations and Review Unit Changes the Playing Field on the OCS

    BSEE's Investigations and Review Unit Changes the Playing Field on the OCS
    By Bob Holden, Dee Taylor, and Jillian Marullo The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE’s) Investigations and Review Unit (IRU) substantially enhances the civil and criminal enforcement of the Outer Continental…
  • Aug 4

    Proposed Railroad Rules May Impact Crude Oil Producers: Proposed DOT/PHMSA Oil Tank Car Rule

    Proposed Railroad Rules May Impact Crude Oil Producers: Proposed DOT/PHMSA Oil Tank Car Rule
    By John S. Gray and Carlos J. Moreno Prompted by concerns heightened by several recent high profile train derailments and accidents, coupled with the boom in the number of oil-carrying trains, the Obama administration, through the Pipeline…
Rank this Week: 1864