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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 23

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour
    Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd [2014] UKSC 57 I will admit to being a bit cool on static caravan parks. I used to live in an area surrounded by them and could never understand why people would want to holiday in them, much less live in…
  • Nov 21

    Former relevant children who aren’t former relevant children

    Former relevant children who aren’t former relevant children
    This is a quick note on a quite important case concerning duties owed to young people who are over 18 and who should have been, but in fact were not, provided with accommodation under s.20, Children Act 1989 prior to their 18th birthday. You…
  • Nov 16

    Paragraph 71

    Paragraph 71
    One of life's great pleasures is watching a good film with Bill Nighy in it. One of my recent favourites is a film called Page Eight. A housing law blog isn't really the time or the place to review the film (you have the link to imdb if…
Rank this Week: 593

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

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

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?

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

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

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

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
Rank this Week: 2895

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Nov 23

    Audio Of ABA Talk On Starr International v. United States Trial: Taking AIG Without Compensation - The $40 Billion Question

    Audio Of ABA Talk On Starr International v. United States Trial: Taking AIG Without Compensation - The $40 Billion Question
    Here's the audio of the recording of the ABA talk we did last week on the Starr International v. USA takings case, "Taking AIG Without Compensation: The $40 Billion Question," now ongoing in the Court of Federal Claims. The materials and…
  • Nov 21

    HSBA Real Estate Litigation Update 2014

    HSBA Real Estate Litigation Update 2014
    Every year, our partners Mark Murakami and Greg Kugle make a presentation sponsored by the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services Section, summarizing the most important decisions of the year, appropriately titled…
  • Nov 21

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference - Panel Videos Now Available

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference - Panel Videos Now Available
    For those of you who couldn't join us at the William & Mary Law School last month for the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (see our report here), the law school has made videos of the four panel presentations available here.…
Rank this Week: 305

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2284

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 23

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart

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

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased
    Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx.  However, the risk of Valuation fraud was…
  • Oct 27

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal
    The city of Hackensack, N.J., has asked the NJ Supreme Court to determine whether a municipality seeking to condemn property must expressly find that the property is “blighted” in order to meet the constitutional eminent…
Rank this Week: 1769

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 571

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice

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

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure

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

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?
    Legislation Set To Expand Housing Court Statewide About 30% of people in Massachusetts do not have access to the state’s Housing Court — one of Massachusetts’ specialized courts handling landlord-tenant…
Rank this Week: 370

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4673

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!
    Brandi Harrison, the 2014 National Watermelon Queen @ Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Nov 21

    TASTING THE MODERN

    TASTING THE MODERN
    Caviar and egg Figs, beets & pears Foie gras & cranberry tart Pasta with white truffle Branzino steamed in spinach, matsutake mushrooms Kobe Beef glazed in bone marrow Sorbet Chocolate
  • Nov 21

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
    Went to Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen @ Boca Raton Food was just ok.
Rank this Week: 8

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)

    A Community Christmas Carol (sort of)
    My household includes a Grinch and a Clark Griswold.  "Clark' wants to put up holiday decorations last weekend.  "The Grinch" thinks holiday decorations are overly-expensive cat toys to be avoided at all costs.  The Grinch…
  • Nov 11

    Dear FHA: Please Loosen Lending Requirements!

    Dear FHA: Please Loosen Lending Requirements!
     With single family home prices continuing to rise, many homeowners are electing to downsize by purchasing more affordable condominium units. Additionally, a condominium is now becoming the only affordable option for many first time…
  • Nov 3

    Secret Ballots in HOA Elections - Keeping it Drama Free!

    Secret Ballots in HOA Elections - Keeping it Drama Free!
    If you are like me, you will be happy when the election is over tomorrow and the nasty political ads are off the air for a couple of years. However, regardless of your party affiliation or beliefs, I hope you take the time to cast your…
Rank this Week: 825

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 21

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

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule
    Lawsuit Launched to Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths (CBD press release) ESA lawsuit takes on #USFWS, #NMFS over #USEPA cooling water intake rule #seaturtles http://t.co/dgmZwH7Lca CBD press release — Steve Davies (@ESWR_Update) November 21,…
  • Nov 20

    9th Circuit allows helicopter hazing of bison in Montana

    9th Circuit allows helicopter hazing of bison in Montana
    A conservation group in Montana will have another chance to challenge helicopter hazing of bison in Yellowstone National Park following a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Thursday, but the court may have made its task a little harder…
  • Nov 20

    60-day notices sent to FWS on Gunnison sage-grouse listing

    60-day notices sent to FWS on Gunnison sage-grouse listing
    Environmental groups wasted little time in threatening to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened, not endangered. Two notices of intent to sue went out today — one from Center…
Rank this Week: 2274

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

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

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

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management

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

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

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?
    Once you have decided you want or need to file a lawsuit, one of the most important decisions you must make is where to file your case.  This decision will have a significant impact on the type of relief you may be able to obtain…
Rank this Week: 3248

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/
  • Nov 21

    How Do I Buy An Existing Business?

    How Do I Buy An Existing Business?
    The decision to start a business is both exciting and challenging for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. This blog has already featured many articles about the different types of businesses; from LLC's to corporations and…
  • Nov 6

    What You Need To Know About Your Family's Finance

    What You Need To Know About Your Family's Finance
    When a head of a household dies, a surviving spouse or children often end up in our office. During the initial conference it frequently becomes obvious how little is known about the family finances. Assets, debts, how bills are paid,…
  • Oct 30

    Do I Need A Lawyer For Probate?

    Do I Need A Lawyer For Probate?
    Probate is a legal proceeding in which a deceased person's property is distributed to his or her heirs. As part of the process a personal representative is appointed to follow through with disposing of any assets owned by the deceased…
Rank this Week: 3042

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

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

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 1941

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Nov 21

    Complete Video from CityLaw Breakfast with Thomas Prendergast

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

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

    City Council Holds Oversight Hearing on Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan
    HPD, City Planning, NYCHA among those who answered questions on the results and direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan.  On November 17, 2014, the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings, joined by the Committee on Land…
  • Nov 18

    Tenant Rights Coalition and Elected Officials Rally for Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Affordable Housing

    Tenant Rights Coalition and Elected Officials Rally for Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Affordable Housing
    City Council Speaker calls on Albany for direct City control of rent regulations from Albany. On November 18, 2014, the Alliance for Tenant Power held a rally on the steps of City Hall to urge Albany lawmakers to strengthen the New York State…
Rank this Week: 3205

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Nov 21

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

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 4, To ask if there is some mistake
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post on the saga of a site’s (so far non-) development ended with Massachusetts State Senator Will Brownsberger…
  • Nov 20

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 3, Between the woods and frozen lake

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 3, Between the woods and frozen lake
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw yesterday, those in Cambridge who oppose development in development have no legal standing – they do not own the land and they’re not…
  • Nov 19

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 2, He will not see me stopping here

    Whose woods these are? I think I know: Part 2, He will not see me stopping here
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post, opening with the arrest in Belmont of anti-development protesters who live in Cambridge for trespassing on private property that a Philadelphia-based company has…
Rank this Week: 168

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce
    Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reports that “40% of households 65 and up were still paying a mortgage.”  In 1992, according to the report, there were only about 18% over 65 with…
  • Nov 19

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change
    Legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on November 18. The measure was defeated 59-41, a single vote short of the super-majority necessary for passage.  All of the “no” votes…
  • Nov 18

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study
    The war of words — and competing industry group commissioned studies — has just begun as we prepare for Republican vs. Democrat legislative battles on significant environmental issues. I suppose a kernel of truth can be found in…
Rank this Week: 6

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 21

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?
    The CityLab Blog says now is the time to get rich: [P]rofits for flipping are as high as they've ever been. In the third quarter of 2014, investors on average saw a 36 percent gross return on their investment (not...
  • Nov 21

    Lobel on Cognitive Property

    Lobel on Cognitive Property
    Orly Lobel (San Diego) has posted The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property (Texas Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the…
  • Nov 20

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"
    There's not much I enjoy more than watching a property feud erupt. I recently came across the following post on the Fayetteville Craigslist site: The text of the post indicates that the landlord and the neighbors have been fighting over...
Rank this Week: 454

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/
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
Rank this Week: 1488

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Nov 20

    AmTrust-insured solicitors prepare for significant CML Handbook amendment

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

    6 Month Rule Starting to be Extended By Lender

    6 Month Rule Starting to be Extended By Lender
    In recent years a number of solicitors have been found guilty of professional misconduct after breaching the six month rule requiring conveyancing solicitors, to report any transactions in which the property being purchased/remortgaged…
  • Oct 21

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?
    Was your firm - or more importantly were your clients - affected by the technical issues experienced by Bank of England yesterday?It is understood that many conveyancing transactions were delayed as a result of system problems…
Rank this Week: 2582

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 240

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1482

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Writ Petitions and Administrative Records – At What Cost?

    Writ Petitions and Administrative Records – At What Cost?
    Our modern world has created a framework where many factual and legal decisions are made by administrative agencies. Decisions of administrative agencies are typically reviewed by superior courts pursuant to provisions in California Code of…
  • Nov 18

    Kurt Knepper Joins Hart King

    Kurt Knepper Joins Hart King
    We are pleased to announce that Kurt Knepper has joined the firm as an associate in our litigation and manufactured housing practice groups. Kurt represent clients in California and has represented clients in Texas. He has a multi-faceted…
  • Nov 12

    Accomplished Law Firm Hart King is One of South Coast Metro’s Pioneer

    Accomplished Law Firm Hart King is One of South Coast Metro’s Pioneer
    Reprinted with the permission of South Coast Metro360. One of Southern California’s most respected law firms, Hart King, and the South Coast Metro Alliance have something in common. Both were founded in the early 1980s. Back then, the…
Rank this Week: 3228

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Are Condominiums Evil or Essential?

    Are Condominiums Evil or Essential?
    I don’t get it.  We are bombarded with new laws being imposed to promote and encourage new condominium development but then a book entitled Escaping Condo Jail comes out explaining how condominiums are not the answer to the…
  • Nov 19

    Town of Parker Ordinance Requires Arbitration

    Town of Parker Ordinance Requires Arbitration
    While we have heard a lot about the Lakewood ordinance dealing with efforts to curtail construction defect lawsuits, little has been written about the Town of Parker ordinance also attempting to control defect suits by condominium…
  • Nov 18

    The Condo Conundrum

    The Condo Conundrum
    As we all know from our recent blogs as well as media stories in the past month new condominium projects in Colorado are at a pivotal point.  Economic development goals are pushing for more condominiums to be built, especially in urban,…
Rank this Week: 2383

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

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

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
  • Nov 7

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area
    *New Legislation A common legal issue affecting Homeowners Associations ("HOAs") deals with determining the extent of the HOA's maintenance and repair responsibilities versus those of its homeowners. Most sets of HOA CC&Rs address the…
Rank this Week: 3951

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: 3331

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

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

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

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision
    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review ("certiorari") of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases.The order was…
  • Oct 23

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff spoke today at a conference I am attending. I have heard him before, and also have read his recent book, so it is not as though he said anything that startled me -- but he did get me thinking.His main point was simple: the Fed…
Rank this Week: 918

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/
Rank this Week: 1438

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

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

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 1289

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: 4743

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Nov 19

    Redevelopment Is Back in California

    Redevelopment Is Back in California
    Back in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown abolished redevelopment agencies in California successfully gaining $1.5 billion of the redevelopment funding to close California’s budget gap. Recently, three bills have reached the Governor’s…
  • Oct 13

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo
    Open Space vs. Condos Proposed development of a portion of the privately-owned 17 acre Weddington Golf and Tennis, located on the banks of the Los Angeles River in Studio City, is a hot topic of debate between Studio City residents and the…
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
Rank this Week: 2019

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Nov 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
  • Nov 18

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker
    On this theme of public participation in land use planning and creating community-driven solutions to ecosystem-level challenges, I want to take this post to share a bit more about a particular tool that I have been working on developing…
  • Nov 18

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran
    The municipal elections concluded in British Columbia on Saturday night. As I watched the results roll in for my region of Greater Victoria where we have 13 municipalities and a large unincorporated rural area I was unconsciously tallying…
Rank this Week: 606

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Nov 18

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

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

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

    ADA and the Internet – you need a nerd, not a lawyer.
    I was surprised last month to see a major national law firm suggest, in its ADA blog, that internet businesses are legally required by the ADA to create accessible websites, and need to consult a lawyer about that requirement. While it…
  • Oct 28

    Is it all Uber for ride-sharing businesses that don’t comply with the ADA?

    Is it all Uber for ride-sharing businesses that don’t comply with the ADA?
    Uber Technologies, maker and promoter of the Uber app for ride sharing, has seen a good deal of litigation in the last two years, most of it brought by former Uber drivers or taxi-cab regulators. Two recent cases, one in Texas and one in…
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Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Nov 18

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation
    Compared to last year, transportation of goods by rail has increased. The two commodities with the largest increase in rail traffic have been coal and crude oil products. Transportation of crude oil and petroleum products by rail has…
  • Nov 17

    According to Pennsylvania, failure to run title search constitutes bad faith in trespass to minerals suit

    According to Pennsylvania, failure to run title search constitutes bad faith in trespass to minerals suit
    The Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld an award of US$250,000 in favor of the owner of subsurface rights, who claimed that those rights were drilled on without his permission. The owner of the subsurface rights properly recorded his interest…
  • Nov 14

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court considers whether estoppel-by-deed applies to oil and gas lease

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court considers whether estoppel-by-deed applies to oil and gas lease
    An exploration & production company urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling which held that the doctrine of estoppel-by-deed applied to an oil and gas lease. “Parties should not be able to convey, under…
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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/
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Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    Down with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Down with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
      Callie Houghland, a second year at the University, has spent the past eight summers as a camper and student with the Nature Camp Foundation in the heart of the George Washington National Forest, just south of Shenandoah. Houghland…
  • Nov 18

    Bluegrass Pipeline opponents plan for next battle

    Bluegrass Pipeline opponents plan for next battle
      LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organizers of the successful campaign to halt the Bluegrass Pipeline are gearing up for new battles.The widespread introduction of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has unlocked gas reserves in Ohio, Pennsylvania…
  • Nov 18

    ‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan

    ‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan
      Indiana residents are fighting to save their homes as their local government weighs a sweeping plan to demolish them to make way for new development, in a case critics are calling a “poster child” for the abuse of…
Rank this Week: 3733

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Nov 18

    Be Willing to Walk Away in a Negotiation

    Be Willing to Walk Away in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Be willing to walk away. That sometimes is the…
  • Aug 18

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: You need to know your bottom line.  Nowadays…
  • Jun 11

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Before you go into a negotiation you need to be…
Rank this Week: 4751

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/
  • Nov 18

    New Court Ruling in New York Relating to Disputes over Religious Institution

    New Court Ruling in New York Relating to Disputes over Religious Institution
    A recent case decided by a New York Appellate Court relates to a dispute over governing and control of a Buddhist Temple. To summarize, the Master of the Temple, Mew Fung Chen, excommunicated 517 members over a dispute relating to control of…
  • Nov 7

    How to Stage a Takeover of Your Coop or Condo Board

    How to Stage a Takeover of Your Coop or Condo Board
    Board members of cooperative and condominium buildings are hard working volunteers who are subject to what may be undeserved criticism. In other cases, a board may be treating a particular unit owner unfairly or there may be a general sense…
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween: Haunted Houses, Zombie Houses, Ghosts and Other Scary Thing

    Happy Halloween: Haunted Houses, Zombie Houses, Ghosts and Other Scary Thing
    Even Halloween gives rise to legal issues that may pertain to our blog readers. This blog post will address haunted houses, zombie houses, ghosts and other scary situations from a legal perspective. Unfortunately, a crime, suicide or other…
Rank this Week: 1435

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

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

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

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
Rank this Week: 3995

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
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Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Nov 17

    5 Outrageous Personal Injury Lawsuit

    5 Outrageous Personal Injury Lawsuit
    There are only a few things are more important than your health and safety. If you’ve been injured in an accident—whether on the road, at work, or somewhere completely unexpected—it’s almost always in your best…
  • Oct 29

    10 of the World’s Most Expensive Divorces (and How You Can Avoid One)

    10 of the World’s Most Expensive Divorces (and How You Can Avoid One)
    No matter the circumstances of a divorce, ending a relationship is an emotionally painful and draining experience. It can also be expensive. Really expensive (though it doesn’t have to be!). Many couples become embattled over how their…
  • Oct 13

    Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker

    Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker
    Some car accidents are inevitable. Things like poor road conditions and inclement weather can sometimes make it impossible to avoid a fender-bender. But there are plenty of other instances in which a driver’s failure to properly…
Rank this Week: 3350

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Nov 17

    5 Outrageous Personal Injury Lawsuit

    5 Outrageous Personal Injury Lawsuit
    There are only a few things are more important than your health and safety. If you’ve been injured in an accident—whether on the road, at work, or somewhere completely unexpected—it’s almost always in your best…
  • Oct 29

    10 of the World’s Most Expensive Divorces (and How You Can Avoid One)

    10 of the World’s Most Expensive Divorces (and How You Can Avoid One)
    No matter the circumstances of a divorce, ending a relationship is an emotionally painful and draining experience. It can also be expensive. Really expensive (though it doesn’t have to be!). Many couples become embattled over how their…
  • Oct 13

    Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker

    Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker
    Some car accidents are inevitable. Things like poor road conditions and inclement weather can sometimes make it impossible to avoid a fender-bender. But there are plenty of other instances in which a driver’s failure to properly…
Rank this Week: 3402

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 733

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 709

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1599