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Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

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

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Is Deep Subsurface Waste Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?

    Is Deep Subsurface Waste Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont, Texas recently decided a very interesting the case that has huge implications for Texas land and mineral owners: Environmental Processing Systems LC v. FPL Farming Ltd. The Texas Supreme Court recently…
  • Apr 11

    Is Deep Subsurface Salt Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?

    Is Deep Subsurface Salt Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont, Texas recently decided a very interesting the case that has huge implications for Texas land and mineral owners: Environmental Processing Systems LC v. FPL Farming Ltd. The Texas Supreme Court recently…
  • Apr 4

    New Partnership for Oil and Gas Shale Drilling and Manufacturing

    New Partnership for Oil and Gas Shale Drilling and Manufacturing
    A new partnership has been formed in the energy industry that may benefit shale oil and gas drilling in Texas: the American Shale and Manufacturing Partnership. The member organizations include manufacturing, labor, environmental, academic,…
Rank this Week: 2029

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Waterfall Estate property development to transform Midrand

    Waterfall Estate property development to transform Midrand
    Waterfall Estate property development to transform MidrandThe Waterfall Estate in Midrand, which the developers claim is the largest property development in the country's history, will have an estimated positive economic impact valued at…
  • Apr 11

    Chinese group`s R84bn Modderfontein plan

    Chinese group`s R84bn Modderfontein plan
    Chinese group`s R84bn Modderfontein planSet to transform Modderfontein and benefit South Africans.The stereotype that Chinese businessmen exploit smaller countries through their investments in land, which has led to their integrity being…
  • Apr 11

    The painful process of collecting outstanding levie

    The painful process of collecting outstanding levie
    Shepperson Attorneys represents both Home Owners Associations (HOA's) and Body Corporates throughout Gauteng.  We can take all your headaches away including the issue of arrear levies described below.We have a variety of options…
Rank this Week: 554

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/
  • Apr 11

    North Carolina Condo and HOA “Ask an Attorney Night” – April 22

    North Carolina Condo and HOA “Ask an Attorney Night” – April 22
    Have a condo or HOA association question you’d like to ask a lawyer?   The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) is hosting an “Ask an Attorney Night: Your HOA & Condo Questions…
  • Apr 1

    Buy a Book and Support the National Association of Parliamentarians!

    Buy a Book and Support the National Association of Parliamentarians!
    Prior to having two books published last year, I hadn’t given much attention to the bookselling world.  Sometimes I’d buy a book from NAP at the Biennial Convention or National Training Conference.  Or from Barnes &…
  • Feb 26

    Support CAI — Buy a Book!

    Support CAI — Buy a Book!
    Prior to having two books published last year, I hadn’t given much attention to the bookselling world.  Sometimes I’d buy a book from the Community Associations Institute (CAI) bookstore at the Annual Conference or Law…
Rank this Week: 2810

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon
    Community associations have varying reasons to amend their governing documents and we previously discussed when to amend governing documents in our February 2014 weekly email. Sometimes, a current rule does not fit a community. Other times,…
  • Mar 27

    Discrimination

    Discrimination
    I recently noticed a blog post based on how to challenge your community association. A quick search revealed that there are many postings or websites devoted to the topic. A recurring theme among those posts: If you want to challenge your…
  • Mar 20

    The Aftermath of Damage

    The Aftermath of Damage
    In the fall of 2013 our weekly email discussed preparing for emergencies and knowing what to do when an emergency like a pipe failure occurs. Knowing what to do when there is sudden damage at your association is always the most immediate…
Rank this Week: 1086

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
  • Apr 10

    California Town Uses Eminent Domain To Eliminate Private Water Company

    California Town Uses Eminent Domain To Eliminate Private Water Company
    Notwithstanding the public backlash following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kelo v. City of New London several years back, government agencies are getting more and more creative with stretching reasons to support exercising eminent…
  • Apr 1

    Kelo, Landmark Eminent Domain Case: The Aftermath, 4/1/14

    Kelo, Landmark Eminent Domain Case: The Aftermath, 4/1/14
    Nine years have passed since the controversial 5-4 decision of the United States Supreme Court in the eminent domain case of Kelo v. City of New London. What the advocates for economic development argued, fought for and supported has resulted…
  • Jul 12

    Rancho Cucamonga Moves Forward with Eminent Domain for New Shelby Place North Road, 7/12/12

    Rancho Cucamonga Moves Forward with Eminent Domain for New Shelby Place North Road, 7/12/12
    By A.J. Hazarabedian The city of Rancho Cucamonga began eminent domain proceedings to acquire a private dirt road from the Viramontez family, as reported by the Daily Bulletin.  The city plans on widening the road to 210 feet by 30 feet from…
Rank this Week: 1737

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/
  • Apr 10

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall
    Sheehan v. Weaver: Strict Liability For Building Code Violations Does Not Apply To Residential Structures I love being right. I was critical, and called for the overruling, of Northeast Housing Court Judge David Kerman’s 2012…
  • Apr 5

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing
    Decision Could Have Wide Impact Upon Marijuana Use By Tenants The law on marijuana and rental housing remains clouded to say the least. And that’s no pun. This week on April 8th, the Supreme Judicial Court will consider the first…
  • Mar 25

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction
    Distressed Homeowners Lose Key Defense, While Foreclosure Purchasers Gain More Title Security Last week, the Supreme Judicial Court decided yet another important foreclosure case, U.S. Bank v. Schumacher (embedded below). The issue considered…
Rank this Week: 413

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 10

    The Advantages of Transparency

    The Advantages of Transparency
    WLPP attorney Doug Stallworthy recently wrote a post on transparency in association boards. His thoughts follow. Transparency in decisions made by the board of a homeowners association fosters a sense of confidence in those decisions. …
  • Apr 2

    Proposed Manager Licensure Rules Published for Public Comment

    Proposed Manager Licensure Rules Published for Public Comment
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate has developed proposed rules for the licensure of community association managers. Those rules have just been published for public comment. That means that every citizen in Colorado has an…
  • Apr 1

    Dreaming of My Younger Years and a Retro Landscape

    Dreaming of My Younger Years and a Retro Landscape
    Spring is in the air, and I think it’s time to rethink the look of our home exterior and landscaping for the summer. Lately, I’ve been looking back a bit on my younger years when life was full of adventure and…
Rank this Week: 816

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Apr 10

    Public Meeting Concerning the Propoosed Determination Within the Orem Subdivision

    Public Meeting Concerning the Propoosed Determination Within the Orem Subdivision
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the proposed determination of water rights within the Orem Subdivision of the Provo River Division in the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area No. 55, Book 3). The…
  • Apr 9

    Central Utah Water Conservancy District v. Jensen

    Central Utah Water Conservancy District v. Jensen
    In 2011, the Utah Supreme Court issued its opinion in the Jensen v. Jones, in which the Court held that the State Engineer could not consider alleged forfeiture in determining whether or not to grant a change application.  The Court did…
  • Mar 10

    Public Meeting Concerning a Groundwater Management Plan for Moab / Spanish Valley

    Public Meeting Concerning a Groundwater Management Plan for Moab / Spanish Valley
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the process for developing a groundwater management plan for the Moab / Spanish Valley area. The following information is from the public meeting notice: What: Public…
Rank this Week: 3114

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/
  • Apr 10

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case
    A recent federal court ruling offers a good reminder of the many unique claims that may be made against employers by their unhappy employees. All Sacramento business owners--from established enterprises to start ups--should be familiar with…
  • Apr 2

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie
    Many business owners, particularly start-ups, remain unaware of the complex legal issues involved in employer-employee relationships. It is critical to have guidance on these matters, to understand your risks, rights, and obligation as an…
  • Mar 20

    What California Landlords and Business Tenants Should Know About Renewal Options in Commercial Lease

    What California Landlords and Business Tenants Should Know About Renewal Options in Commercial Lease
    Landlords and business tenants entering into commercial leases in California should be aware of the legal issues surrounding lease renewal options. One of the best ways to do this it to examine two cases that have dealt with California…
Rank this Week: 1952

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine
    Hello to all my spring-loving Blogophytes!  Welcome to another edition of Chicago Law Source's News You Can Use.   In this edition, I aim to discuss what happens when people don't hear what they want to - and how we all can interpret, act…
  • Mar 25

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe
    Hello and Happy Spring (for those of you who know what spring looks like and haven't forgotten as we have in Chiberia)!  I am coming to you with news you can use about ongoing attorney-client relationships, and in fact, any kind of…
  • Mar 2

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the…

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the Blogosphere!  I found this gem on the 'net and thought I would immediately share with you.  I cannot take credit for this simple wisdom, but it is nonetheless true so please take to heart! 6 Documents…
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Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor
    California landlords wanting to sell their tenant occupied properties need to abide by the tenant rights found in California Civil Code Section 1954.  Essentially, landlords are allowed to show the property to prospective buyers so long…
  • Mar 26

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort
    House of HorrorsPolice called a husband and wife that owned an apartment building San Francisco "landlords from hell."  The district attorney likened their actions to a plot line in a horror movie.  This landlord couple simply…
  • Mar 13

    Wondering Which Neighbor Has to Pay for Broken Fence in California?

    Wondering Which Neighbor Has to Pay for Broken Fence in California?
    California has updated its fencing laws between adjoining landowners.  The new statute is is called the Good Neighbor Fence Act of 2013.  Part of me is sad that California has to legislate how to be a good neighbor. Here are the…
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California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1472

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Apr 9

    Rails to Trails Supreme Court Decision

    Rails to Trails Supreme Court Decision
    A Wyoming man has won a Supreme Court case fighting efforts to route the Medicine Bow Rail Trail through his family’s property. On Monday the Supreme Court decided in favor of the landowner ruling abandoned rail road tracks are not…
  • Mar 27

    Regulatory Takings Revisited

    Regulatory Takings Revisited
    When the condemning authority exercises its power of eminent domain it is commonly referred to as a “taking”.  A “taking” is any sort of publicly inflicted private injury for which the Constitution requires…
  • Mar 14

    Dan Biersdorf Selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List

    Dan Biersdorf Selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List
    We are pleased to announce that lead attorney Dan Biersdorf of Biersdorf & Associates has been selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List.   This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the…
Rank this Week: 4629

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Apr 8

    Don’t Worry About Floods—Flood Insurance is About to Get Cheaper!

    Don’t Worry About Floods—Flood Insurance is About to Get Cheaper!
    With all the crazy weather, storms, and flooding around the Country, it’s no wonder homeowners have become a little nervous about flood damage and being able to obtain flood insurance.  However, President Obama has recently signed…
  • Apr 4

    HOA INFORMATION OFFICER CONTINUES OUTREACH

    HOA INFORMATION OFFICER CONTINUES OUTREACH
    I took the opportunity to attend the regularly scheduled HOA Information Resource Officers education session on Wednesday. I was impressed with the amount of information being distributed by the HOA Office. The HOA Office provides a vast…
  • Mar 28

    Electric Vehicle Grant Bill Headed to Governor

    Electric Vehicle Grant Bill Headed to Governor
    In an effort to follow up on the Legislatures’ commitment to electric vehicles, the Legislature sent SB 14-028 to the Governor for signature.  SB 14-028 is a bill that expands the eligibility of certain entities to receive grant…
Rank this Week: 1453

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2410

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week
    View Spatial Law and Policy Links in a full screen map
  • Mar 29

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality
    On March 26, I spoke to the Augmented Reality Community meeting held in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.  Quite understandably, the subject of…
  • Mar 25

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World
    German DPAs issue guidelines on CCTV use  (Hunton &Williams)  Link to Germany's policy (in German). Offshoring Data  (Coors, Chambers, Westgarth)  Impact of new Australian privacy laws on companies that…
Rank this Week: 2405

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Apr 8

    How long should your HOA retain its records?

    How long should your HOA retain its records?
    You are elected Secretary of your homeowners’ association. Congratulations! Someone hands you the minute book, owner roster, and the governing documents. You think, hey this is not overwhelming at all. Then the retiring Secretary…
  • Mar 31

    Simple Tips for Effective Due Process Hearings in your HOA

    Simple Tips for Effective Due Process Hearings in your HOA
    This blog post focuses on addressing one major source of discontent in community associations: due process hearings for alleged violations of the community’s governing documents or condominium instruments. Homeowners want fairness…
  • Mar 18

    CAI Law Seminar 2014 for HOA Lawyer

    CAI Law Seminar 2014 for HOA Lawyer
    Hard to believe that the CAI Law Seminar in Las Vegas was 7 weeks ago.  I have been meaning to report on the seminar but the practice has kept me very busy. The Law Seminar provides a unique learning opportunity to discuss emerging…
Rank this Week: 817

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit
    Provisions in contracts requiring parties to first mediate their disputes are increasingly common in real estate transactions.  In fact, many standard real estate purchase agreements require such alternative dispute resolution (ADR)…
  • Mar 18

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract
    Clients often ask me how we can give certain clauses in contracts “teeth” to ensure that the other side performs.  For instance, in settlement agreements, many clients seek to impose monetary penalties that the other side…
  • Feb 28

    My Week of Jury Duty

    My Week of Jury Duty
    In corporate America, many executives believe that jury verdicts are out of control, and, as evidence, point to cases like the McDonald’s hot coffee case in which a woman was awarded millions of dollars in damages after spilling…
Rank this Week: 2111

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1226

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    10 Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    10 Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer
    Obviously when hiring an attorney for any services it is imperative ascertain their qualifications and experience in the field law of you need.  If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney knowing where to start a conversation with them…
  • Mar 26

    Will My Employer Know if I File for Bankruptcy?

    Will My Employer Know if I File for Bankruptcy?
    Some people become very concerned that filing for bankruptcy will somehow have negative consequences at work. The simple fact of the matter is that your employer doesn’t need to know if you file for bankruptcy and, more often than not…
  • Mar 10

    What will my Credit Score be after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    What will my Credit Score be after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    Although, many of our customers ask us this question.  We can’t answer it definitively so instead we will examine the general effect of bankruptcy on your credit score.  The question of whether or not filing bankruptcy will…
Rank this Week: 2632

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/
  • Apr 7

    Will a “Premiere Party” Help Sell Your Home?

    Will a “Premiere Party” Help Sell Your Home?
    The trend-spotters at Oakland Magazine have been at work, with a recent article titled, “To Sell a Property, They Throw a Party.” And not just any party: It’s a “premiere party” (usually for a luxury home in an…
  • Apr 1

    Will This Year’s Real Estate April Fools’ Joke Be Tomorrow’s Listing Reality?

    Will This Year’s Real Estate April Fools’ Joke Be Tomorrow’s Listing Reality?
    Anyone who didn’t read the “April 1″ dateline on Midwest Real Estate Data’s article called “MRED Makes Scents,” might have been shocked by this Illinois provider of multiple listing services’…
  • Mar 21

    They’re Tweeting About This House!

    They’re Tweeting About This House!
    Well, it looks like a charming young couple was intrigued by the open house, and is moving into our “cottage.” (When selling a house with less-than-impressive square footage, it’s important to use appealing words like…
Rank this Week: 2358

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Apr 7

    Is your condominium approved for FHA financing?

    Is your condominium approved for FHA financing?
    Many local condominiums are not approved or are about to expire. We provide advice and application preparation with respect to FHA project approvals. Condominiums must get certified/approved every two years. There is no fee charged by the…
  • Apr 3

    Executive Session - Getting it right

    Executive Session - Getting it right
    We have found that there is frequently confusion about how to go into and come out of an executive session (aka closed session) of the board of directors. The governing statutes are Section 55-79.75 (C) of the Virginia Condominium Act...
  • Apr 2

    Members of the Community Associations Law Team will be speaking at CAI's Annual Legislative and Legal update in May and June

    Members of the Community Associations Law Team will be speaking at CAI's Annual Legislative and Legal update in May and June
    This year’s Update will be held on the following dates: May 2, May 9, and June 3. The June program is on a Saturday intended for homeowners. Heather Gillespie, the Ombudsman for Community Associations for the State, will be…
Rank this Week: 4442

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Freeth Cartwright LLP Real Estate

Covers UK real estate law.

http://freethcartwrightrealestateblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Doing it Wright for 40 years…

    Doing it Wright for 40 years…
    You may not be surprised to read that the Nottingham Real Estate department demobs to the pub to kick off the weekend, but it was with mixed emotions that we raised our glasses on Friday night as we wished one … Continue reading →
  • Mar 28

    FC Trainee has the X-Factor

    FC Trainee has the X-Factor
    Congratulations go to our Ben Gant who has won the Nottinghamshire Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year Award. Ben, a second year trainee solicitor currently in the Real Estate department in our Nottingham office, received the award…
  • Mar 25

    Distressing Times Ahead…?

    Distressing Times Ahead…?
    Some pretty momentous things have happened on 6 April in years gone by. In 1722, Peter the Great ended tax on men with beards, in 1896 the first modern Olympic games opened in Athens and in 1917 the US declared … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2795

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 6

    California Passenger Rail Summit

    California Passenger Rail Summit
      Last week I attended the 2014 California Passenger Rail Summit where industry leaders met to discuss the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California. While the California High Speed Rail train was an important…
  • Mar 21

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You
    On March 20, 2014, the California Transportation Commission allocated $334 Million to 53 projects around the state.  As one Caltrans press release puts it, "Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the…
  • Mar 19

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort
    Last week, the Court of Appeal issued a decision that may be one of the ones we look back on as among the most significant of 2014 (at least in the world of eminent domain).  For years (and certainly for the entire 20 years I've been…
Rank this Week: 2152

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/
  • Apr 6

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.
    In September, 2011 the Massachusetts enacted into Law the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. This law changed completely the law of alimony in the state. It created presumptive maximum lengths of time for alimony to be received, guidelines…
  • Mar 16

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?
    Same gender couples who were lawfully married in Massachusetts and have since moved to other states may find that they can't get divorced in the state where they reside. Their state of residence may define marriage as consisting of one man…
  • Mar 2

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.
    If you watch police shows on tv you have seen episodes where the police go to their computer and pull up a suspect's cell phone's number and then access cell tower information and show the physical location of the suspect. This…
Rank this Week: 1719

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 534

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 3

    Landlords and Power of Attorney

    Landlords and Power of Attorney
      Corporations and LLCs when appearing in court must be represented by an attorney. “Washington law…requires individuals appearing before the court on behalf of another party to be licensed in the practice of law.” [1]…
  • Mar 15

    Fighting City Hall

    Fighting City Hall
    Old City Hall LLC bought a commercial building in Tacoma with the intent to convert it into luxury condos. Old City Hall needed tenants in the building to vacate to speed up the process. Old City Hall offered to “buy out” existing…
  • Feb 17

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court
    A man with a learning disability and limited education lost his job in 2008, and soon fell over $10,000 behind on property taxes. The county had not yet issued a certificate of delinquency, but the homeowner felt desperate to borrow against…
Rank this Week: 3176

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    MTA Property Can Be Subject to Adverse Possession Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate

    MTA Property Can Be Subject to Adverse Possession Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate
    In a unique action brought against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) the Court ruled that property belonging to the MTA is not immune from adverse possession. In Brocho V’Hatzlocho Corp. v. MTA, the Plaintiff…
  • Apr 2

    Time Warner Condo Board Buys Unit On Behalf of Rejected Purchaser Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate

    Time Warner Condo Board Buys Unit On Behalf of Rejected Purchaser Peter Moulinos Moulinos & Associate
    The Condominium Board at the Time Warner Center Condominiums was allowed to exercise its right of first refusal and purchase a condominium unit on behalf of a prior prospective purchaser who was unable to purchase the unit from the Seller. In…
  • Mar 16

    Are Home Inspections Necessary by Natalie Frazier

    Are Home Inspections Necessary by Natalie Frazier
    This is a common question from first time homebuyers in the city. Opinions vary as to their usefulness in NYC home purchases, but here are some basic things to consider when tossing around the idea of getting an inspection. With the right…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association
    By: W. Alexander Noland, Esq. & Cyrus Koochek, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys In recent years, California has been faced with drought conditions, reduced water supplies and a consistently growing population. One…
  • Mar 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM
    This year's Southern California Law Seminar and Expo hosted by the California Association of Community Managers was a huge success. Representatives from SwedelsonGottlieb and Association Lien Services presented at the event, and we also…
  • Feb 14

    Happy Valentine's Day - Need a Contract?

    Happy Valentine's Day - Need a Contract?
    Friday, February 14, 2014 is Valentine’s Day. A holiday that originated in Italy, it's all about love, and it has chocolate and champagne as staple foods, making it very seductive. And dangerous, because it’s easy to get carried…
Rank this Week: 2240

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Apr 1

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!
    I got an email from someone that posed a simple little problem – ha ha. There seems to be very few of those in this business. When I wrote back asking if the person was seeking legal advice, I got this answer: “I do not need a…
  • Apr 1

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?
    I received an email inquiry today from a board member who says they want to work with me to update their governing documents. They are filled with anticipation and ready to go. They say “Our Board has set up a committee to tackle this…
  • Mar 22

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
    This is a long post. It is excerpted from the currently updated Primer – Assessments A-2 – What Happens in an HOA Foreclosure Situation, which is all about foreclosures in HOAs. If you are interested as an HOA in getting notice of…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
Rank this Week: 4395

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/
  • Mar 31

    The Association's Attorney Should Be A Good Listener

    The Association's Attorney Should Be A Good Listener
    I was recently interviewed by a condominium association board that wanted to replace the association's attorney.  During that interview, one board member made a startling comment.  She remarked that, in her opinion, the…
  • Feb 20

    Can a Condominium's Common Parking Spaces Be Reserved for Board Use?

    Can a Condominium's Common Parking Spaces Be Reserved for Board Use?
    I was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com regarding the proper use of common parking spaces at a condominium.  In the resulting article, I discuss how board members who vote to reserve common parking spaces for their own use could be…
  • Feb 13

    Paralegal Stephanie Chapman Has Joined My Office!

    Paralegal Stephanie Chapman Has Joined My Office!
    A quality paralegal can be an immense help to a busy attorney.  I am therefore happy to announce that paralegal Stephanie Chapman has joined my office.  Stephanie graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 and earned a…
Rank this Week: 4139

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4581

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
  • Mar 30

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case
    The City of Sacramento won a major eminent domain battle in its attempt to secure land for a new arena. A judge has given it the rights to the old Macy’s Men’s store in Downtown Plaza. The store was the last parcel needed by the…
  • Mar 30

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property
    A Federal Judge agreed with a federally appointed commission’s $1.5 million appraisal of what is now the Flight 93 National Memorial property. The property, located in Shanksville, PA, was condemned for the Memorial. The land’s…
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
  • Mar 28

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the pitfalls of reverse mortgages, including the effect such a mortgage may have on the heirs of the borrowers in question. A recent blog post also examined the possible negative legal…
  • Mar 21

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate
    Our clients have inquired as to the consequences of the termination of a martial relationship upon rights in a New York estate. The resolution to this issue depends upon whether the relationship was legally terminated through a divorce and…
  • Mar 12

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program
    Our readers may have read a recent article in The New York Times concerning a compulsive hoarder (or "collector") and his struggle to clean out his rent-stabilized apartment in order to avoid eviction. While this situation is so notorious…
Rank this Week: 4103

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
  • Mar 9

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?
    by Michael H. WassermanApparently, we have learned nothing over the last 8 years. Folks are actually starting to tout no and low down payment loans again. Worse yet, many consumers seem ready to follow their suggestions.Back before the bubble…
Rank this Week: 2309

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Brownfields Program Has Paid Off For Massachusetts Busine

    Brownfields Program Has Paid Off For Massachusetts Busine
    Guest Post by Larry Feldman, a licensed site professional with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  Reprinted with permission from the Worcester Business Journal. In the early 1990s, a coalition of environmental advocates, bankers,…
  • Jan 16

    MAPC: Region Needs 435,000 New Housing Units by 2040

    MAPC: Region Needs 435,000 New Housing Units by 2040
    The greater Boston area – including MetroWest – will need to add 435,000 new housing units by 2040 in order to sustain economic growth, according to a new report issued by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). Without…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court Answers: Your Form Selection Clause Is Enforceable

    Supreme Court Answers: Your Form Selection Clause Is Enforceable
    Earlier this year, I posted about a case on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of a forum selection clause in a construction contract.  The case involved a general contractor from Virginia that entered a…
Rank this Week: 3032

New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Dealing With a Tenant Who Has Breached Its Lease

    Dealing With a Tenant Who Has Breached Its Lease
    As a commercial landlord, one of the considerations one must make is how to deal with a tenant who has failed to live up to the express terms of its lease. A landlord may sometimes seek to work out an amicable solution that allows the tenant…
  • Mar 11

    Injury Accidents and Civil Liability for Commercial Tenant

    Injury Accidents and Civil Liability for Commercial Tenant
    One of the more significant elements of risk for a commercial landlord or tenant is the prospect of a visitor on the property becoming injured. A recent federal court decision ruled that, although the terms of the landlord and tenant's lease…
  • Feb 25

    Enforcing Subrogation Waivers in Commercial Lease

    Enforcing Subrogation Waivers in Commercial Lease
    Subrogation, the equitable remedy available to insurers to seek compensation for payments to an insured as a result of loss caused another party's negligence or other misconduct, factors into most commercial leases. In many cases, the parties…
Rank this Week: 2601

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

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

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton WalkerPlease consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there a…
  • Mar 3

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce
    By: Clayton WalkerUnsuccessful Public Contract Bid Process The Alaska Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing a litigants complaints about an unsuccessful public contract bid process.  The full opinion can be found here.  There…
Rank this Week: 2467

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar

    ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark speaks at Trial and Error CLE Seminar
    On March 14, 2014, ATC Partner Trinity Hundredmark was a speaker at the Trial and Error CLE held in Atlanta, GA. The CLE focused on trial and appellate practice and covered a broad range of topics. It was broadcast live to 15 locations across…
  • Mar 17

    ATC’s Annual Kickin’ Cookout!

    ATC’s Annual Kickin’ Cookout!
    Join us April 24th, 2014 for our annual “Kickin’ Cancer Cookout“ to raise funds for the Gwinnett County Relay for Life! the cookout will be at One Sugarloaf Centre 1960 Satellite Blvd. Duluth, Georgia 30097 from 11:30am to…
  • Feb 26

    Tom Andersen awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

    Tom Andersen awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.
    On Saturday February 22nd, The Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation held its sixth annual Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation Cornerstone Society Gala event at the Gwinnett Center. The event was headlined by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the man…
Rank this Week: 4260

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Mar 24

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013
    Owing to a very busy and ice-storm-filled holiday season and an even busier start to 2014 , we have been late in releasing our annual top 10 condo law cases of the year gone by.   Mea culpa! In response to popular demand, here are…
  • Mar 8

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday
    The Toronto chapter of Canadian Condominium Institute is hosting the first of hopefully many “Twitter Chats” this coming Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm. The topic of this inaugural session is condo dispute resolution, a topic near and…
  • Feb 19

    GMA Condo Alert! (2013 Conference edition)

    GMA Condo Alert! (2013 Conference edition)
    Anyone attending the phenomenal ACMO/CCI condo conference in Toronto last November received a hardcopy of our newsletter in their delegate bag.   If you missed the conference or wish to circulate the newsletter to friends, here is a…
Rank this Week: 1708

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Mar 24

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible
    In the last few weeks the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided two more cases dealing with the effects of botched foreclosure sales.  The more important decision is U.S. Bank National Association v. Schumacher (pdf). …
  • Mar 12

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense
    On April 25, 2014, the Boston Bar Association will host a lunch program entitled "The (Slow) Rise and (Sudden) Fall of the Chapter 40B Municipal Planning Defense."  This program is jointly sponsored by the BBA's Land Use and Development…
  • Mar 3

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting
    If you think land use is simple, read Beverly Port Marina, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Protection — not just the recent Appeals Court decision but the underlying agency decision.  What’s so difficult?  Begin…
Rank this Week: 3524

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4816

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?
    Sometimes you need to move a tractor unit from one place to another and can’t find a load to cover your diesel costs. Recently we had a case where, the owner of a truck had to move it with an empty trailer to another country. The truck…
  • Mar 6

    EU cross-border truck rental

    EU cross-border truck rental
    In their attempt to lower and optimise costs, road transport companies in Europe are trying to apply a cross border truck rental schemes to their international business. One of the most common mistakes is renting trucks, registered in one EU…
  • Nov 24

    Inheriting company in Bulgaria made easy

    Inheriting company in Bulgaria made easy
    Following the 2003-2008 property rush, many Brits and Irish have bought properties in Bulgaria through limited companies. Some investors were in their retirement age, hoping to get their last years spent in new Bulgarian home. Due to…
Rank this Week: 3262

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
  • Mar 14

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House
    Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who…
  • Mar 11

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 2708