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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: 1889

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Proposed Railroad Rules May Impact Crude Oil Producers: Proposed DOT/PHMSA Oil Tank Car Rule
    By John S. Gray and Carlos J. Moreno Prompted by concerns heightened by several recent high profile train derailments and accidents, coupled with the boom in the number of oil-carrying trains, the Obama administration, through the Pipeline…
Rank this Week: 1877

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 1844

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/
Rank this Week: 2105

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Mounting Legal Challenges to Medical Marijuana Regulation

    Mounting Legal Challenges to Medical Marijuana Regulation
    Last week the Department of Health received legal challenges from nurseries Costa Farms and Plants of Ruskin Inc., and the Florida Medical Cannabis Association, to its proposed rule for selecting the nurseries that will receive the licenses…
  • Sep 18

    Growing Trend: Private Investment in Infrastructure and Transportation

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

    Florida Courts and Forum Selection Clause

    Florida Courts and Forum Selection Clause
    You may be surprised to find out that, unlike its sunny beaches and popular resorts, Florida courts may not be hospitable to hearing your clients’ claims and you may not have a sufficient basis to defeat a jurisdictional objection…
Rank this Week: 2118

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/
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
  • Jul 24

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure
    In a previous post we discussed Gale v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Gloucester (pdf) and the “difficult and infelicitous” language of the first two sentences of M.G.L. c. 40A, § 6 governing nonconforming uses…
  • Jul 16

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away
    In its recent decision in Samuelson v. Planning Bd. of Orleans, the Appeals Court affirmed and expanded on its 2011 decision in Killorin v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Andover, which confined the reach of M.G.L. c. 184, § 23.…
Rank this Week: 2061

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/
  • Sep 23

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case
    Increasingly, Americans view their pets as family members. We only need to look at the pet industry to see how manufacturers reinforce this feeling by marketing clothing, specialized kibble and treats, shampoos, conditioners, collars and…
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
Rank this Week: 2057

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

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

    Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

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

    County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot

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

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

    New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Case
    The Charlottesville paper recently ran an interesting story about how local road improvement projects will test the limits and scope of the Commonwealth's new eminent domain law.  The new laws are comprised of reforms passed in 2007 and…
Rank this Week: 2001

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/
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
Rank this Week: 1993

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
  • Jul 18

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case
    In the International Energy Outlook 2013 Reference case, world energy consumption increases by 56 percent over the next 30 years. This increase is fueled by strong economic growth predictions and expanding population in developing countries.…
  • Jun 24

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use
    In eminent cases, we apply legal rules and valuation concepts to calculate a property owner’s damages (or “just compensation”). These legal rules must be construed and applied according to statutes and case law. Incorrect…
  • Jun 12

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 2080

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.

    Thinking About Restructuring Your Mortgage? Why Now is the Time.
    When thinking about restructuring a mortgage or even going through the foreclosure process, most homeowners are motivated by the bottom line—lower monthly mortgage payments or relief from burdening debt. What most homeowners do not…
  • Sep 30

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.

    Attention New York Property Owners – Reduce Your Property Tax Bill.
    In New York, grieving your property taxes means more than just complaining when your bill and assessment arrives. Each year the tax assessor for hundreds of municipalities sets a base line "assessment" for how much your they believe your…
  • Sep 20

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.

    What if the Mortgage Company Revokes my Mortgage after a Commitment was Issued in New York.
    Yesterday's Blog dealt with what happens if you don't diligently apply for your mortgage while attempting to buy a house. But, what happens if you got your commitment and the bank thereafter revokes it? According to the case law, a…
Rank this Week: 2003

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 2109

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Sep 30

    State and Federal Cases: Do You Know the Difference? by Trinity Hundredmark

    State and Federal Cases: Do You Know the Difference? by Trinity Hundredmark
      There is a general misconception that Federal courts handle severe offenses, while State courts handle less harsh crimes. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, Federal courts deal only with violations against Federal law.…
  • Sep 8

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting

    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting
    What to Do If Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting by Patrick McDonough   Most parents are shocked when their child is caught for shoplifting. After all, these offenders are often good kids from good families that maintain above-average…
  • Aug 27

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES

    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES
    RECENT GEORGIA CONDEMNATION CASES By R. Matthew Reeves   Gwinnett County’s renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in November of 2013 provides three more years of millions of dollars of local funding for…
Rank this Week: 2345

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Sep 29

    New School Hosts Panel Discussion on Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing

    New School Hosts Panel Discussion on Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing
    Elected officials, affordable housing advocates, and preservationists speak on historic preservation’s impact on New York City’s affordable housing shortage. On September 16, 2014, The Milano School of International Affairs,…
  • Sep 26

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Robert Linn

    Center for New York City Law Breakfast: Robert Linn
    The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Robert Linn Commissioner of the Office of Labor Relations ✱✱✱ DATE: Friday, October 31, 2014 ✱✱✱ TIME:…
  • Sep 25

    LPC Approval of Town House Addition Followed a Transparent Public Proce

    LPC Approval of Town House Addition Followed a Transparent Public Proce
    In a recent CityLand commentary, Noel Weekes from the Committee for the Preservation of the Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Historic District incorrectly states that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a non-compliant addition at 280…
Rank this Week: 2194

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: 2272

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Sep 23

    The 2014 California Water Bond—A Fluid Situation

    The 2014 California Water Bond—A Fluid Situation
    This article first appeared in Orange County Lawyer, August 2014 (Vol.56 No. 8), p. 28. The views expressed herein are those of the Author. They do not necessarily represent the views of Orange County Lawyer magazine, the Orange County Bar…
  • Sep 18

    Litigation Update: Mouse Wars Intensify

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

    Holographic Homer Draws Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    Holographic Homer Draws Patent Infringement Lawsuit
    For those of us lucky enough to have passes and who were willing to brave the massive crowds of nerds and geeks at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego, we were treated to a celebration of the The Simpsons in a myriad of…
Rank this Week: 2248

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/
  • Sep 19

    Paradigm Oil & Gas Expanding Texas Operation

    Paradigm Oil & Gas Expanding Texas Operation
    Another oil and gas company is expanding its operations in Texas. Paradigm Oil and Gas Inc. is adding 50 new wells to its Texas operations through new leases from Magnum Oilfield Services, Bitter Creek Petroleum and Blackjack Services. The…
  • Sep 12

    Expansion of the Koch Oil & Gas Pipeline in Texa

    Expansion of the Koch Oil & Gas Pipeline in Texa
    The rapid pace of construction of new oil and gas pipelines to transport current energy production in Texas and North America continues. In fact, there has been an explosion of pipeline development in Texas. According to a recent study the…
  • Sep 5

    Texas Oil and Gas Industry Attracting Best and Brightest

    Texas Oil and Gas Industry Attracting Best and Brightest
    The oil and gas industry both nationwide and in Texas has provided a steady stream of good economic news. Wells are being drilled and pipelines are being built and investment in infrastructure (particularly in areas with shale gas) and in…
Rank this Week: 2318

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2326

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 2353

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: 2390

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 11

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C The Indiana Court of Appeals, in a split decision, recently held that a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract serves to waive all claims for damage, where those damages are…
  • Sep 12

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
  • Jun 19

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C In a decision that should have both Owners and Design Professionals taking close notice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently upheld enforcement of a contractual limitation of…
Rank this Week: 2187

Attorney Brandi

Attorney Brandi

Provides general information and Ohio specific information relating to small business law, real estate, landlord/tenant law, civil, probate and estate planning. By Brandi N. Buchenau.

http://attorneybrandi.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 14

    Rental Collection

    Rental Collection
      Collections can be handled in one of two ways. First, when someone is evicted, you can pursue past due rent and damages through a “Second Cause Hearing” (the first cause being the eviction). If no eviction took place, you can sue for…
Rank this Week: 2227

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

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

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 2393

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Provides eviction and landlord and tenant information.

http://www.losangelesevictionlawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Eviction discovery rule

    Eviction discovery rule
    Due to the expedited nature of eviction cases, it is only natural that the discovery process is also expedited.  Unlike in traditional discovery procedures, in eviction cases, the responses are due 5 days after service of the request.  This…
  • Feb 25

    Rent Control Eviction

    Rent Control Eviction
    Assuming your property is within a rent control jurisdiction there are two types of categories under which a landlord can eviction a tenant in a rent control property. As a caveat, rent controls covers all residential units except single…
  • Jan 13

    Forclosure Crisi

    Forclosure Crisi
    Lenders are posied to take back more homes in 2011 than any other year.  Last year, banks took back 1 million homes.  About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortagages and more will miss payments.  Forecasters…
Rank this Week: 2192

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
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/
Rank this Week: 2524

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Top Reasons Cooperatives Reject Prospective Buyers Peter Moulino

    Top Reasons Cooperatives Reject Prospective Buyers Peter Moulino
    Here is a great article which appeared in the The Cooperator listing the top dozen reasons for cooperative boards to reject prospective buyers. One reason not appearing on the list is the purchaser’s current line of work and the current…
  • Sep 29

    Court Grants Dissolution of New York LLC

    Court Grants Dissolution of New York LLC
    In the case of Natanel v. Cohen, the Petitioner, one of the 50-50 partners of a limited liability company (“the LLC”) sought to dissolve the LLC on the basis that he and his business partner had differences in accounting of the…
  • Sep 27

    Borrower Recovers Overpayments to Lender Plus Pre-Judgment Interest Peter Moulino

    Borrower Recovers Overpayments to Lender Plus Pre-Judgment Interest Peter Moulino
    By Peter Moulinos, Esq. In a very interesting matter, a borrower who had taken a $275,000 loan from a seller upon buying a property was obligated to re-pay the seller for a period of ten (10) years. After fully paying the seller, the buyer,…
Rank this Week: 2657

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: 2560

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 1.

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 1.
    PrintHere a mantra often heard by tenants all of their lives: “Make sure you get self-help rights. Make sure you get self-help rights.” It’s not a bad theme, but is it a cure-all? No, it’s not, and what it…
  • Sep 21

    How To Turn A Holdover Tenant Into Not A Holdover Tenant

    How To Turn A Holdover Tenant Into Not A Holdover Tenant
    PrintOne of the most viewed Ruminations postings is the one titled: “Why So Much Confusion About Holdover Tenants?” It can be seen by clicking: HERE. Today, we are going to illustrate the concept and, at the same time, demonstrate…
  • Sep 14

    We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Rents Are Not Created Equal. What Does “Present Value” Mean?

    We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Rents Are Not Created Equal. What Does “Present Value” Mean?
    PrintEveryone knows that a dollar received today is better than a dollar received a year from now. Many realize that it is advantageous to pay a dollar a year from now rather than pay it today. That’s the “time value of…
Rank this Week: 2581

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
  • Sep 21

    Budget Increase

    Budget Increase
    QUESTION: Our board approved next year’s budget with an increase in the monthly dues. The increase was not on the agenda and was not the subject of a separate board motion. Our manager said the increase did not require a separate notice…
  • Sep 14

    Renter Defined

    Renter Defined
    QUESTION: What is considered a rental unit? We have individuals purchasing units, not living in them, but putting their children and grandchildren in them to reside. ANSWER: Good question. If a nephew is given the unit while in college and…
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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/
  • Sep 24

    How To Avoid Losing Eligibility For Public Benefits With A Special Needs Trust

    How To Avoid Losing Eligibility For Public Benefits With A Special Needs Trust
    There are several State and Federal benefit programs designed to assist those with disabilities but maintaining eligibility for such programs often requires that you have little to no resources or income. While this need based requirement…
  • Sep 12

    What Do I Do When A Relative Dies in AZ?

    What Do I Do When A Relative Dies in AZ?
    The steps that need to be taken following the death of a relative depend largely on how the death occurred. The death could be expected or unexpected, occur at home or in a hospice, or could be completely accidental. If the death occurred…
  • Aug 27

    Do I Need A Sole Proprietorship or an LLC?

    Do I Need A Sole Proprietorship or an LLC?
    The discussion between an LLC and a sole proprietorship focuses primarily on four major areas: liability, asset protection, tax consequences and costs. To determine which entity is best for your business a short introduction on each area is…
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Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Partie

    Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Partie
    Written by: Anthony L. DeProspo In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a real property grantee could not be charged with constructive knowledge of a prior recorded deed which lacked proper…
  • Jul 22

    A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery

    A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery
    Written by: Anthony L. DeProspo Although the “economic loss doctrine” has historically barred recovery of certain classes of tort damages, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently affirmed an Appeals Court decision…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer

    Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer
    Written by: Andrew Royce Many out-of-state attorneys and real estate professionals are unfamiliar with the existence of registered land in Massachusetts.  Approximately 15 to 20% of Massachusetts land is registered, meaning that title is…
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Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Landlords Lose Lawsuit Against City of LaCrosse

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

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

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

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Sep 12

    ‘No down payment’ mortgages are back

    ‘No down payment’ mortgages are back
    Remember “no down payment” mortgages? These were the kinds of loans that often led to foreclosures during the real estate bust a few years ago. They’re making a comeback – but in a different form. In their new…
  • Aug 22

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb
    Apartment rents rose 3.2% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of last year, according to a study by research firm Reis Inc. Rents are up 13% across the country on average since 2009. And there’s reason to think that…
  • Aug 12

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?
    Many cities have liberalized their zoning laws in recent years to allow people who live in single-family homes to add a second home on their property. They can do this by creating a basement apartment, building an “add-on”…
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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
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New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

Covers news and updates regarding redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey. By Michael A. Bruno and Marc D. Policastro.

http://www.njredeveloper.com
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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
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land
    The recent approval of 160 parcels between Fresno and Kings County for segment two of the high speed rail track has stirred up some excitement for rail backers. As the California High Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”) wastes no time…
  • Aug 20

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14
    In 1978, California’s Proposition 13 created security for home owners by limiting property taxes to one percent of the property’s value with a maximum two percent increase for inflation of the property value in a year. The…
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Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
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Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
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Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
  • Jun 17

    Why I’m Grateful For Our Imperfect Civil Law System

    Why I’m Grateful For Our Imperfect Civil Law System
    Winston Churchill once said that “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” I sometimes feel the same way about our civil law system for resolving disputes. Simple breach of contract cases can take…
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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/
  • Aug 14

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?

    How long does it take for a condominium to get FHA project approval?
    We have found that managers and board members who have not had any experience with the process of obtaining FHA project approval have unrealistic expectations about the processing time.In this edition we let you know the “ins and…
  • Jul 23

    If you can't get a critical amendment passed there is relief in court

    If you can't get a critical amendment passed there is relief in court
    Due to some shepherding of this bill by CAI’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee, as of July 1 you can get help from the Circuit Court if you have made a good faith attempt (3 times) to get a critical amendment...
  • Jul 2

    Help your new owners and board with welcome packet

    Help your new owners and board with welcome packet
    Just because new owners have received a disclosure packet when they signed a purchase contract doesn't mean they read it. A welcome packet is a way to be sure your new owners are educated about their Association, especially amenities,...
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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/
  • Aug 10

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port

    Ship arrest in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas Black Sea port
    The ship arrest procedure in Bulgaria can be done in one of the two Bulgarian Black Sea ports – Varna and Burgas. The legal regime of the ship arrest is subject to the regulation of two main legal acts, effective in Bulgaria:…
  • Jul 6

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company
    There are two main reasons why foreigners dissolve their Bulgarian limited companies: Regarding the first point, we have alarmed in the past few years that all companies in Bulgaria which haven’t been re-registered or dissolved…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
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Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Landlords often use a consumer report to screen new tenant applicants. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that a landlord who uses a consumer report make certain disclosures when the landlord takes an action adverse to a…
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted
    Ignacio and Norma had a valid lease and did nothing to warrant eviction. They renewed their lease for an additional year. One month later a new landlord bought the apartment building. The new landlord asked them to sign a new month-to-month…
  • Jun 5

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
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Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
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