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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 22

    Nightmare Tenants: Two Years to Evict?

    Nightmare Tenants: Two Years to Evict?
    Nightmares For Landlords?Last year an important Landlord/Tenant case came out of Los Angeles.  (Martin-Bragg v. Moore (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 367)  The issues in the case should give nightmares to California landlords of tenants with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2127

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 22

    Choosing the Right Entity for Your Start-Up Busine

    Choosing the Right Entity for Your Start-Up Busine
    In creating a start-up, it is important to form the business as the type of legal entity that best suits its needs and goals. Because there are numerous forms of entities to choose from, each with their advantages and disadvantages, choice…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1926

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb
    SwedelsonGottlieb, California Community Association Attorneys, proudly announces Alex Noland’s elevation to partner in the firm. Alex has been the senior attorney in the San Francisco office of SwedelsonGottlieb since 2011, and he has…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1758

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Apr 21

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say
    Two Fish and Wildlife Service managers are no longer working in the service’s Tulsa, Okla., office, FWS said, responding to the release of a year-old report documenting scientific misconduct. The two were reassigned to non-supervisory…
  • Apr 20

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment
    The Army Corps of Engineers/EPA proposal to define “waters of the United States” will be published Monday, April 21, kicking off a 90-day comment period scheduled to end July 21. The proposal was released for review March 25 and…
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact
    Sea World has lost its appeal of an OSHA fine for exposing a trainer — who died working with a killer whale — to dangerous working conditions (SeaWorld v. Perez, 12-1375, D.C. Cir., 4/11/14). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 2226

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://aboutconveyancing.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Is the Welcome Mat Gone from the HSBC Conveyancing Panel?

    Is the Welcome Mat Gone from the HSBC Conveyancing Panel?
    Two years after complaints from customers and lawyers forced HSBC to ditch its controversial plan to drastically reduce their conveyancing panel, confusion reigns as to whether the lender's panel is, in fact, now closed regardless of whether…
  • Apr 15

    Defending a bad valuation: Reading between the lines of the surveyors £100k victory

    Defending a bad valuation: Reading between the lines of the surveyors £100k victory
    It seems like conveyancing solicitors have become the punching bag for industry errors.While the £100,000 sum ordered to be paid in a recent court decision against Goldsmith Williams made the headlines, two points caught my eye.The…
  • Apr 13

    Conveyancing Portal - Reducing Your Risk Footprint

    Conveyancing Portal - Reducing Your Risk Footprint
    As businesses go, conveyancing is perceived as high risk, topping the list of claims in the professional indemnity insurance and the compensation fund. The upshot is that firms engaged in conveyancing have a higher chance of being…
Rank this Week: 1812

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/
Rank this Week: 1997

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One
    Over the past year and a half, Arlington County has been working to update the Rosslyn Sector Plan, which is the guiding planning document for Arlington, Virginia’s downtown neighborhood of Rosslyn. This would be the first major update…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
Rank this Week: 1891

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 1573

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Apr 14

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Since our last update at the beginning of this year, Irvington, New Jersey has taken a small step toward the use of eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages. In late March 2014, the Council of the Township of Irvington, in a 6 to 1…
  • Apr 9

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!
    Lawsuits regarding nondisclosure of a home’s problems are becoming more prevalent. Historically, the rule of “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware” was the prevailing standard in residential transactions. However, the…
  • Mar 31

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?
    The Florida Department of Transportation is studying State Road 29 in order to determine the need for transportation improvements in Immokalee. FDOT is taking a look at State Road 29 from Oil Well Road in Collier County to State Road 82 and…
Rank this Week: 1947

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
  • Feb 5

    Notice Eviction Cases & the "No Discovery" Rule: Landlord Notices Must Be Specific

    Notice Eviction Cases & the "No Discovery" Rule: Landlord Notices Must Be Specific
    New Jersey landlord-tenant actions (a/k/a "summary dispossession actions") are designed to be quick, efficient methods of disposing of landlord-tenant disputes. The efficiency of a landlord-tenant case lies in the prohibition of responsive…
  • Feb 4

    Illegal Apartments & Contractual Consideration: Is a Tenant Entitled to Refund of Rent Paid?

    Illegal Apartments & Contractual Consideration: Is a Tenant Entitled to Refund of Rent Paid?
    New Jersey landlord-tenant relationships are controlled by applicable statutes (the Anti-Eviction Act, NJSA 2A:18-61.1 et. seq., or NJSA 2A:18-53) and the terms of the lease. Lease terms are interpreted by typical contractual principles. The…
Rank this Week: 2171

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: 1553

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: 1967

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: 1939

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: 2073

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: 1678

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: 2277

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
  • Dec 13

    San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Upheld on Appeal

    San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Upheld on Appeal
    A unanimous California Court of Appeal upheld San Francisco’s expanded plastic bag ban, marking the latest in a string of victories for local laws phasing out single-use plastic bags. The case is Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v.…
Rank this Week: 1602

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

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

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
  • Mar 2

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption
    Rebecca M. SpenoWe recently posted about the Legislature’s recent amendment to the RPTL 458-a Alternative Veterans’ Exemption. From what we have seen and heard, most school districts statewide have determined not to pass…
  • Feb 27

    Deadline Looms for School Districts to decide on Veterans Exemption

    Deadline Looms for School Districts to decide on Veterans Exemption
    Kathleen M. BennettBond, Schoeneck & King member, Rebecca Speno has been presenting to school districts in central New York about the costs associated with providing an optional real property tax exemption to veterans.  See the full…
  • Feb 23

    Is Property Tax Reform Finally Coming to New York?

    Is Property Tax Reform Finally Coming to New York?
    Kathleen M. BennettIn November 2013, Governor Cuomo released the Final Report of the New York State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission regarding tax reform. One week later, the New York State Senate Republican Conference Tax Policy…
Rank this Week: 1978

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Feb 10

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "CFPB" issued a Consent Order against Fidelity Mortgage Corporation "FFMC" and Mark Figert on January 16, 2014 for engaging in illegal business practices which violated Section 8 of the Real Estate…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION
    The United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division certified a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act "RESPA" class action lawsuit on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 involving marketing agreements between a "Team" of real…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they initiated an administrative proceeding against mortgage lender PHH Corporation on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The CFPB alleges that PHH originated consumer mortgages it steered consumers…
Rank this Week: 1855

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: A Revision for the Collection of Legal Fees by Tenant

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: A Revision for the Collection of Legal Fees by Tenant
    One central principle of the American legal system is that each party generally pays his or her own legal fees. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. One exception exists in cases in which there is a "fee shifting" statute that…
  • Nov 25

    New Jersey Tenant Problem: What to do when a tenant who owes rent claims Constructive Eviction

    New Jersey Tenant Problem: What to do when a tenant who owes rent claims Constructive Eviction
    A few weeks ago, one of our clients encountered a common problem. The problem was that her tenant had attempted to cancel the lease several months before its expiration, claiming that his reason for doing so was that there was mold in the…
  • Oct 4

    New Jersey Rent Control Epidemic Spreads to Neptune Township

    New Jersey Rent Control Epidemic Spreads to Neptune Township
    Our office previously reported on the law concerning New Jersey Rent increases. For landlords in towns that have not instituted rent control, the only requirement is that the landlord must prove that the rent increase being sought is not…
Rank this Week: 2320

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe, Attorney at Law.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 1584

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of…

    Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir by Leland and Crystal Payton. Published by Lens & Pen Press, 4067 Franklin, Springfield MO 65807, $25 postpaid. See http://www.dammingtheosage.com Leland…
  • Oct 25

    Obtaining copies of Missouri surveys and plats online

    Obtaining copies of Missouri surveys and plats online
    Getting a copy of an old subdivision plat or survey isn’t difficult, but it can require a visit to a county recorder’s office, which may or may not have the ability to print the plat or survey on one sheet of paper or to give it…
  • Oct 23

    Timeshare resale scam uses my name. Ugh.

    Timeshare resale scam uses my name. Ugh.
    I received a call today from a man who claimed I advised him a few days ago send $800 to a timeshare resale company called Timeshare Concepts. I told the man that I didn’t remember having spoken to him. He claimed that I had answered…
Rank this Week: 1693

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 6

    Gay Marriage case on course to affect Virginia's Governor's race

    Gay Marriage case on course to affect Virginia's Governor's race
    The first Virginia case after the landmark U.S. v. Windsor ruling on gay marriage has undergone some recent changes that will truly push the matter to the forefront immediately before November's elections. A New ComplaintBostic & London…
Rank this Week: 2359

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power
    We have all heard the phrase “knowledge is power” but a recent Florida case involving a condominium association suggests that a lack of proper knowledge may prove to be even more powerful! In the process of collecting delinquent…
  • Aug 4

    Legislative Changes when a Board Rearrange

    Legislative Changes when a Board Rearrange
    This legislative session was a busy one as far as condominiums and homeowners associations are concerned.  This article will focus  on new responsibilities impacting the board of directors for homeowners associations. For new…
  • Jun 11

    Speedy Foreclosure Law – A New Way to Avoid Delay

    Speedy Foreclosure Law – A New Way to Avoid Delay
    The average number of days it has taken a lender to foreclose in Florida has been estimated at almost 900 days!  In many of these cases the borrower has defaulted in the lawsuit or has otherwise abandoned the property, so responsibility…
Rank this Week: 2186

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1745

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: 2097

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

NORTH|Law: A View from the Commons

Covers community associations law in Texas. By William G. Gammon.

http://www.cailawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    Addressing Neighborhood Group Home

    Addressing Neighborhood Group Home
    As the Baby Boomer generation matures, the need for group homes devoted to the elderly is expected to increase substantially. Moreover, as our courts and the legislature deem more and more factions of people as “handicapped” in the eyes…
  • Jul 31

    Maintaining Your Community’s Trees- The Often Ignored Asset

    Maintaining Your Community’s Trees- The Often Ignored Asset
    Trees can be a huge asset to a community if they are managed and cared for properly. A mature tree can, at times, have an appraised value of up to $5,000. Fifty mature trees on your common area could result in a tree infrastructure with a…
  • Jul 16

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association

    How Does Fair Housing Law Apply to Community Association
    A common misconception among community association boards and managers is that fair housing law doesn’t apply to community associations. This misconception exists largely because federal fair housing law states that it is illegal to…
Rank this Week: 1892

Goldstein Hall PLLC

Goldstein Hall PLLC

Covers real estate and housing issues.

http://goldsteinhallpllc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    U.S. Public Housing Needs Exceed $21 Billion

    U.S. Public Housing Needs Exceed $21 Billion
    Following the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) recent award of $1.9 billion to public housing, a capital-needs assessment released today by Recap Real Estate Advisors finds that public housing needs in the United States…
  • Jul 21

    NYC Reaches Major Milestone in its Affordable Housing Plan

    NYC Reaches Major Milestone in its Affordable Housing Plan
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M.
  • Jun 29

    Consolidate Energy - NYC Benchmarking Information

    Consolidate Energy - NYC Benchmarking Information
    Attached below is an information sheet in Q&A format describing the details of the NYC Local Law 84 – Benchmarking Compliance. This ordinance was passed in 2009 and requires that any building (commercial or residential) over 50,000 square…
Rank this Week: 1983

MyTexasTitle.com's Blog

MyTexasTitle.com's Blog

Covers Texas title insurance, escrow and closing services. By Richardson Heights and R. Jason Griffin.

http://blog.mytexastitle.com/
  • Dec 7

    The Still Somewhat Uncertain Future of the Estate Tax

    The Still Somewhat Uncertain Future of the Estate Tax
    After the end of the “Throw Mama From the Train” moratorium on the estate tax in 2010, the estate tax currently will roar back, affecting all estates with net assets of $1 million and above. Additionally, the tax rate schedule will return…
  • Aug 10

    Five Reasons You Should Not Die Without a Texas Will

    Five Reasons You Should Not Die Without a Texas Will
    Every year many Texans die without a Texas will because of a number of reasons: the natural fear of death, uncertainty over the probate process and its costs, sheer procrastination and the fear of an exorbitant attorney’s bill. However,…
  • Aug 4

    Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Waste Money Purchasing Forms for Texas Will

    Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Waste Money Purchasing Forms for Texas Will
    There are legal document service companies on the web advertising cheap legal Texas will forms or DIY (do-it-yourself) Texas wills forms for a cheap price so that you may avoid the expensive costs of hiring an attorney to draft your estate…
Rank this Week: 1784

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1682

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Repeat NY Drunk Driver Who Injured Passenger Sent to Prison

    Repeat NY Drunk Driver Who Injured Passenger Sent to Prison
    A Lackawanna, New York man’s sixth felony DWI conviction since 1989 resulted in a prison term of three to six years. He was also fined $5,000 and had his New York driver’s license revoked by the Erie County Supreme Court in…
  • Apr 24

    NY Driver & Passenger Charged With DWI

    NY Driver & Passenger Charged With DWI
    In this Buffalo-area DWI case, both the driver and passenger were charged with drunk driving. A 35-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman from Orchard Park, NY were both arrested on drunken driving-related charges after an argument inside a…
  • Apr 22

    Buffalo New York Law Q & A

    Buffalo New York Law Q & A
    In this section our website, we’ve answered hundreds of questions we’ve been asked over the years. So if you have a question, we might have the answer right here. There are four ways to get an answer to your question. One, type…
Rank this Week: 4524

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: 3903

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4099

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Apr 24

    Council Hears Proposal for Large, 1,234-unit Residential Development in Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood

    Council Hears Proposal for Large, 1,234-unit Residential Development in Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood
    Latest Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen proposal raised concerns about impact on the City’s infrastructure. On April 1, 2014, the City Council Land Use Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises heard TF Cornerstone’s application to…
  • Apr 23

    New York State’s New System for Tracking Prescription Drug

    New York State’s New System for Tracking Prescription Drug
    On June 19, 2012, one lone gunman entered a small pharmacy in Medford, Long Island.  Seven gunshots later, four people lay dead—killed at close range without signs of resistance.  Three days later, David Laffer and his wife,…
  • Apr 22

    Fourth Time’s a Charm for New Merchant’s House-adjacent Building

    Fourth Time’s a Charm for New Merchant’s House-adjacent Building
    Commissioners concluded that safeguards were sufficient to protect against damage to museum, and design would be unobtrusive within the historic district. On April 8, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission conferred for the fourth and…
Rank this Week: 2557

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 23

    My spouse cheated on me, can I sue for damages?

    My spouse cheated on me, can I sue for damages?
    For most people, marriage means that the two spouses will not have sexual relations with any person except their spouse. Unfortunately, sometimes this right of exclusive sexual access is violated. When this occurs, there is a desire on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3982

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Privacy Paradox and the Boston Marathon

    The Privacy Paradox and the Boston Marathon
    Having grown up in the Boston area, I have been following with great interest the story about the runner at the Boston Marathon who collapsed and was picked up an carried by other runners towards the finish line. It was a heartwarming story,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4426

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
  • Apr 23

    Act 76 – Wisconsin’s New Landlord Tenant Law – Part 5: Domestic Violence Notice Langauge & More Prohibited Rental Agreement Provision

    Act 76 – Wisconsin’s New Landlord Tenant Law – Part 5: Domestic Violence Notice Langauge & More Prohibited Rental Agreement Provision
    Act 76 has made many changes to Landlord-Tenant law in Wisconsin, some of which I have explained in prior blog posts.  One of the biggest changes, which I have not yet blogged about, is the requirement that a landlord…
  • Feb 27

    Only 7 Days Left To Sign Up For Landlord Boot Camp on March 8th

    Only 7 Days Left To Sign Up For Landlord Boot Camp on March 8th
    There are just 7 days left to register for Landlord Boot Camp!!! Come learn about Wisconsin’s new Landlord Tenant law – Act 76 – plus everything else you need to know about Landlord-Tenant law in Wisconsin. The Apartment…
  • Feb 24

    New CCAP Bill Introduced

    New CCAP Bill Introduced
    A new CCAP bill (Senate Bill 526) was introduced on January 30, 2014 by Senators Grothman, Taylor, Schultz, Harris, and Risser.  A public hearing has already been held. Current law allows for any criminal charge to remain on CCAP even if…
Rank this Week: 4609

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 23

    Can Grandma Still Drive?

    Can Grandma Still Drive?
    One of the most difficult concepts to accept for those with some form of “incapacity” is a restriction on their ability to drive. And taking away the car keys from someone else is one of the hardest things to do. Here’s an…
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
Rank this Week: 3081

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Jan. 27, 2014

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Jan. 27, 2014
    January 27, 2014 – In this episode, Patrick McDonough weighs in on video evidence in a case involving a 23-year-old girl killed over an alleged photo bomb incident and how the suspect’s defense might approach the case.…
  • Apr 23

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Dec. 9, 2013

    Patrick McDonough – Nancy Grace Appearance – Dec. 9, 2013
    December 9, 2013 – Patrick McDonough spars with Nancy Grace pointing out there are mere allegation with multiple explanations as to whether or not a Kentucky mother tried to sell her newborn child. McDonough explains this could all be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4896

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    April 2014 Real Estate Case Law Update

    April 2014 Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Leasehold and ad valorem taxes.   Taxpayers who have been granted 99-year renewable leases on property from a county are the equitable owners of the property and the property is subject to ad valorem real…
  • Apr 15

    Raising Money through Real Estate Syndications – Recent Law Changes to the Rule 506 Exemption

    Raising Money through Real Estate Syndications – Recent Law Changes to the Rule 506 Exemption
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, known as the Jobs Act, has changed the way to raise money from groups of investors to purchase commercial and investment real estate properties.  Many forget that…
  • Mar 31

    April 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    April 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Railroad easement extinguished by abandonment.  A railroad right-of-way was consider as an easement and could be terminated by abandonment.  Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. U.S., 2014 WL 901843,…
Rank this Week: 2438

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Apr 22

    Strip Mall Deja Vu !

    Strip Mall Deja Vu !
     Fortune Magazine  recently published an article relating to a conversation with the CEO of Kimco Realty, Dave Henry.  Henry makes some very compelling arguments as to why strip malls and brick and mortar retail in general is…
  • Mar 11

    Re-Purposing for the Hospitality Industry

    Re-Purposing for the Hospitality Industry
    It seems that old is new again !  In cities throughout the U.S. buildings originally built for a specific purpose: banks, office buildings, schools and warehouses are being converted or "re-purposed" into other uses, but in particular…
  • Feb 18

    Update: Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968

    Update: Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968
    Back when this Blog was in its infancy our partner, Kristin Boose, reported on the then legislative environment relating to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968.  As many of you already know the Act is broad in its…
Rank this Week: 4138

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
Rank this Week: 4274

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony
    Although the word "alimony" is not used in the Iowa Code, the terms "alimony" and "spousal support" are interchangable.  Alimony is stipend to a spouse in lieu of the other spouse's legal obligation for support.  In Re Marriage of…
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 4446

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3366

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 18

    Ruling Could Prove Important for New Texas Pipeline

    Ruling Could Prove Important for New Texas Pipeline
    A case is winding its way through the courts could be especially important in light of the large number of new oil and gas pipelines being constructed in Texas today. The case was heard by theTexas Court of Appeals in Tyler last year and is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2526