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Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 2628

Real Estate and Business Blog

Real Estate and Business Blog

By Levine Segev LLC.

http://www.levinesegev.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?

    Does the 3.8% Medicare Tax Impact Real Estate?
    As a result of the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, passed in March, 2010, Code §1411 was placed in the tax law to generate what is referred to as a “3.8% Medicare tax,” which impacts general earnings as well as…
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine Quoted in the CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine
    In a Property Prescriptions article, in the May-June, 2010 edition of the Commercial Investment Real Estate, the magazine of the CCIM Institute, Dr. Levine was quoted – “There are often positive assumptions in internal rate of return or…
  • Feb 5

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010

    Attorney Mark Lee Levine to Teach at FIABCI University in DC, March 25, 2010
    Mark Lee Levine of the law firm of Levine Segev LLC, will be teaching the International Real Estate Course, Global One, for individuals seeking the FIABCI International Real Estate Consultant (FIREC) designation.
Rank this Week: 2406

utahcondolaw

utahcondolaw

Covers the development, governance and management of community associations, including condominiums, homeowners' associations and mixed use projects. By Lincoln W. Hobbs.

http://utahcondolaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    We're Moving

    We're Moving
    Over the next little while, I intend to relocate the hosting of this blog to wordpress -- it will allow more options and features in posting, and I think I can make it look a bit better.  So, if you want to keep up, you might want to change…
  • Mar 26

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation
    The National Business Institute has asked me to present a national teleconference on the subject of amending community association (HOAs, Homeowner Associations, Home Owner Associations, condominiums, PUDs, Planned Unit Developments --…
  • Mar 25

    The Essentials of Community Management

    The Essentials of Community Management
    Last weekend, The Utah Chapter of the Community Associations Institute sponsored its "Essentials of Community Management" course. Several active members of the industry taught about the fundamentals of homeowner association and condominium…
Rank this Week: 2232

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: 1818

Real Estate Law Weblog

Real Estate Law Weblog

Covers co-ops, condos, commercial leasing, real estate development, investing, mortgages, taxes and more. By Jay Hollander.

http://www.hollanderco.com/blog/realestate_rss.xml
  • Aug 27

    NYC Coop Sales Price Now Public Information

    NYC Coop Sales Price Now Public Information
    It's an old axiom that, despite increasing numbers of condos, coops still account for around 80% of NYC's apartment inventory. Yet, until recently, the sales figures were shrowded in mystery. No more. A recently passed law allows access to…
  • Aug 3

    Noah's Ark 2006

    Noah's Ark 2006
    In the year 2006, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States, and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save 2 of every…
  • Jul 25

    Commercial Rent Prices Up - Square Footage Down?

    Commercial Rent Prices Up - Square Footage Down?
    A recent article in Business Week suggests that the open space model of the dot com era may, actually be a paradigm to enable businesses to reduce one of their largest expenses, namely, commercial office rent. Yet, the position of the…
Rank this Week: 1784

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    ICYMI: William J. Kishman Discusses Recent Actions by the NLRB and the Effects on Non-Union Employer

    ICYMI: William J. Kishman Discusses Recent Actions by the NLRB and the Effects on Non-Union Employer
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney William J. Kishman discussed how the recent actions by the NLRB will affect non-union employers. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal…
  • Feb 11

    Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreement

    Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreement
    A recent decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals makes postnuptial agreements a more attractive option for married couples who, while considering filing for divorce, decide instead to reconcile. Premarital agreements, entered into prior to…
  • Feb 10

    ICYMI: April Wimberg Discusses Electronic Data Breach Liability

    ICYMI: April Wimberg Discusses Electronic Data Breach Liability
    In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney April A. Wimberg discusses what companies can do to reduce their liability in the case of an electronic data breach. Read her advice below and don’t miss…
Rank this Week: 3649

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
  • Mar 4

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose
    It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way…
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
Rank this Week: 3529

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Mar 4

    CPC Approves New Through-Block Building in Ladies’ Mile

    CPC Approves New Through-Block Building in Ladies’ Mile
    Permit allows construction of building and an underground parking garage. On February 4, 2015 the City Planning Commission approved a special permit application by 7 West 21 LLC for the construction of an eighteen-story mixed-use building at…
  • Mar 3

    Council Committee Holds Hearing on Rent Stabilization Extension

    Council Committee Holds Hearing on Rent Stabilization Extension
    Legislation would extend rent stabilization laws for three years and call on state legislature to strengthen existing laws.  On March 2, 2015 the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings held a public hearing on Intro 685, a…
  • Mar 2

    Manhattan Developer Pays $4.7 Million in Tax Evasion Settlement

    Manhattan Developer Pays $4.7 Million in Tax Evasion Settlement
    Attorney General Schneiderman found the developer was operating a building as an illegal hotel while receiving a 421-a property tax exemption. On February 26, 2015 New York State Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman announced reaching a…
Rank this Week: 3197

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
  • Mar 3

    Farm Land and Eminent Domain

    Farm Land and Eminent Domain
    Are you a farmer and impacted by eminent domain? There some things you should consider. We have represented farmers in many states across the country, but we have more specifically worked with more farmers in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin;…
  • Feb 16

    Eminent Domain Impacting Property Owner

    Eminent Domain Impacting Property Owner
    Property Owners Impacted by Eminent Domain in Many Different Ways Eminent domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Property owners all of over the country…
  • Jan 26

    The Cost of an Eminent Domain Attorney

    The Cost of an Eminent Domain Attorney
    Are Eminent Domain Attorneys Expensive? The most blatant eminent domain abuse occurs when the condemning authority makes “low ball” offers. This scenario invariably requires the property owner to hire an attorney to obtain just…
Rank this Week: 4287

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book

    Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book
    The American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law recently chose Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb, as an editor of a new book to be published. This book will be a practical, legal guide to the mechanics and…
  • Feb 22

    The Construction Contract Proce

    The Construction Contract Proce
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb is adjunct faculty at Thomas University.  Currently, he is leading a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Travis Williams, Jr., is our guest blogger.  In addition…
  • Feb 12

    The Lender’s Perspective on Construction Project

    The Lender’s Perspective on Construction Project
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb is adjunct faculty at Thomas University.  Currently, he is leading a class on construction law and business, and one of his students is today’s guest blogger.  Frederick Cruess is a…
Rank this Week: 3380

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case
    After 94 years, what was once a staple of radio and stereo aficionados has filed for bankruptcy. Though they had managed to stay in business for many years more than expected, the company will be doing a massive restructuring and ……
  • Feb 16

    Companies Bankruptcy Leads to Student Exposure, Possible Identity Theft

    Companies Bankruptcy Leads to Student Exposure, Possible Identity Theft
    Usually, when companies go bankrupt and are broken up in order to sell, the transfer of private information is done in a safe and private way. But when ConnectEDU Inc., an education-tech company, was broken up in order to sell, ……
  • Feb 2

    Avoiding Medical Bankruptcy

    Avoiding Medical Bankruptcy
    Statistics show that the leading cause of bankruptcy is high medical costs. When a serious medical issue comes up, the costs can become too much to handle, even with medical insurance. There are several ways to avoid this, or to ……
Rank this Week: 3764

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/
  • Mar 3

    California Governor asked to impose fracking moratorium

    California Governor asked to impose fracking moratorium
    Thus far, California has rebuffed attempts at instituting a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing. In fact, several localities in California have also rejected fracking bans. Nonetheless, on Thursday, several environmental groups petitioned…
  • Mar 2

    Middle District of Pennsylvania finds separate natural gas compressor stations are not a “single source”

    Middle District of Pennsylvania finds separate natural gas compressor stations are not a “single source”
    On February 23, 2015, the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted Ultra Resources, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, holding as a matter of law that eight compressor stations owned and operated by Ultra…
  • Feb 27

    Changes coming to FracFocu

    Changes coming to FracFocu
    FracFocus is widely used by the oil and gas industry for chemical disclosures. Thus far, at least twenty states rely on the website to store its disclosures. In fact, a version of FracFocus is also used in five provinces in Canada. Earlier…
Rank this Week: 2844

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/
  • Mar 2

    The Impact is Being Felt

    The Impact is Being Felt
    The University of Miami held its fourth annual Real Estate Impact Conference on February 18th at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in Downtown Miami. In front of a standing room only crowd of approximately 600 people, both local and national real…
  • Feb 17

    Upstart 100 List Continues To Solidify Miami as Emerging Tech Startup Platform

    Upstart 100 List Continues To Solidify Miami as Emerging Tech Startup Platform
    Upstart Business Journal’s first-ever Upstart 100 list features two South Florida entrepreneurs. Rony Abovitz, CEO of startup Magic Leap, and Susan Amat, founder of Venture Hive, were both recognized on the Upstart 100 list, which…
  • Feb 12

    Miami-Dade County’s P3 Approach to Courthouse Project

    Miami-Dade County’s P3 Approach to Courthouse Project
    Mayors Gimenez and Seiler both remarked that the City of Indianapolis experience can provide a road map for South Florida communities to meet the various needs for infrastructure development critical to the continued growth of South Florida…
Rank this Week: 2945

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/
  • Mar 2

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Common Mistakes by Taxpayers and Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Common Mistakes by Taxpayers and Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal
    Since 2004, our office has been representing property owners throughout New Jersey in both residential and commercial tax appeals. For a taxpayer, who has already paid the tax appeal filing fee, and in some cases, has even retained an…
  • Dec 15

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Demonstration Program: Understanding the Basic

    Monmouth County Tax Assessment Demonstration Program: Understanding the Basic
    Our office previously reported on the changes in how Monmouth County's tax appeals are scheduled. In order to ensure that all County Tax Appeals are heard and resolved prior to the finalization of municipal budgets, Monmouth County had…
  • Nov 30

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Frequently Asked Questions pt. 1

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals - Frequently Asked Questions pt. 1
    As we enter the 2015 tax appeal season, we have fielded hundreds of phone calls from property owners who are interested in filing appeals. Since the determination of whether a property has been over-assessed is not always apparent without an…
Rank this Week: 4247

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    The common expenses conundrum

    The common expenses conundrum
    Many people who work with condominiums raised an eyebrow after reading a recent Toronto Star story entitled “Maintenance fees take a toll on Toronto condo owners.” The piece highlights the divergent philosophies about the…
  • Jan 10

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment
    While the Condominium Act, 1998 permits owners to requisition meetings for certain business and for informational purposes, there are limits on what can be accomplished using this process. Some owners at one of our smaller condo corporation…
  • Jan 4

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014
    Happy New Year. Our picks for the top 10 condo law cases of 2014 is an all-Ontario batch, with half being important Court of Appeal rulings.   Some of them highlight the dire need for significant revision to our condo law.…
Rank this Week: 4903

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    Crafting Exclusive Use Provisions Is No Simple Task Unless You Want To Ignore The “Why” Behind Them

    Crafting Exclusive Use Provisions Is No Simple Task Unless You Want To Ignore The “Why” Behind Them
    PrintOn their faces, this week’s blog posting (and last week’s as well) are about exclusive use rights. Actually, they are about setting ourselves free of the handy formulations we all lean on when negotiating leases. Handy as the…
  • Feb 22

    Writing Exclusive Use Rights Provisions Is Tricky. How So?

    Writing Exclusive Use Rights Provisions Is Tricky. How So?
    PrintRuminations is on record as taking no stance on whether a tenant is “entitled” to the benefit of an exclusive use restriction in a lease. Similarly, we don’t believe that landlords have an absolute “right”…
  • Feb 15

    Ignorance Abounds And It Isn’t Bliss – Faking It Doesn’t Get The Deal Done

    Ignorance Abounds And It Isn’t Bliss – Faking It Doesn’t Get The Deal Done
    PrintTypically, we avoid postings two rants in a row, and we had planning today’s posting for a few weeks from now. Then, on Thursday, we saw a piece in The New York Times and we wanted to post a link to that article. But, we…
Rank this Week: 4891

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 28

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held
    A protest was held Sunday in North St. Louis to demonstrate against a city bill which would allow the city to condemn property in the city’s third and fifth wards.  The bill is part of attempts to encourage the new National…
  • Feb 28

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property
    A CT state senator wants to ban the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s ability to use its power of eminent domain to seize “intangible property,” such as bus companies’ licenses to carry passengers on specified…
  • Feb 28

    Idaho Sen. Seeks To Restrict Eminent Domain Power

    Idaho Sen. Seeks To Restrict Eminent Domain Power
    The Idaho Senate recently passed a bill which would prevent the use of the power of eminent domain to create hiking trails, bike paths or greenways. The bill, SB 1044, passed the Senate 20-13. It bans the use of condemnation “for…
Rank this Week: 5056

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/
  • Feb 28

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, JD Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Properties Not all real estate investors are created equal. A large number of them simply are looking to place their hard-earned money into a safe…
  • Feb 23

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Homestead Devise Restrictions Stone v. Stone, 873 So.2d 628 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) Title to a residence was vested in a husband and wife. By warranty deed they conveyed the property to themselves as tenants in common.…
  • Feb 3

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. TIL Rescission              Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.,135 S.Ct. 790 (2015) Exactly three years after borrowing money to refinance…
Rank this Week: 3665

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/
  • Feb 27

    Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

    Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained
    Written by: Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli  On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot be brought in Housing Court –…
  • Jan 5

    What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance

    What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance
    Written by: Jennifer L. Ioli On July 28, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts enacted an energy use disclosure ordinance, joining Boston and several other cities.  The Cambridge ordinance is similar to its Boston counterpart, but contains…
  • Dec 17

    Take Advantage of the Massachusetts Personal Property Tax Exemption for Solar Installation

    Take Advantage of the Massachusetts Personal Property Tax Exemption for Solar Installation
    Written by: Margaret C. Kelty and Sander A. Rikleen  With contributions by: Bethany A. Bartlett The Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board recently addressed the situation in which a land owner used a solar power system to…
Rank this Week: 3069

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue
    Selected Tweets from last night's live show, PBS Insights.Souki: Ag is not just land; it's also labor and capital. How can we enable more people to farm? #pbsinsights— PBS Hawaii (@pbshawaii) February 27, 2015Atta: The city is trying to…
  • Feb 17

    Hawaii Supreme Court Provides Clearer Guidance on Public Trust Doctrine and Water

    Hawaii Supreme Court Provides Clearer Guidance on Public Trust Doctrine and Water
    Diversion, Wailua River, KauaiThe Kauai Springs case has been working its way through Hawaii's courts.  A summary of the case is described in Intermediate Court of Appeals Creates Public Trust Evaluation Criteria for All Boards and…
  • Feb 12

    Developers Have an Option for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) with Interim Permit

    Developers Have an Option for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) with Interim Permit
    Under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH) § 21-9.100, “the use of neighborhood TOD plans shall be the preferred way to create TOD development regulations for each TOD zone.”  However, creating neighborhood TOD plans is…
Rank this Week: 4857

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3273

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/
  • Feb 25

    Arlington’s New Take on Density Exclusion

    Arlington’s New Take on Density Exclusion
    A new memorandum issued by Arlington County’s Director of the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development, Bob Brosnan, is proposing to change which areas in a building developers can expect to exclude from density…
  • Feb 11

    What Are the Legal Steps to Start a Construction Company in Virginia?

    What Are the Legal Steps to Start a Construction Company in Virginia?
    I am often asked, “What are the basic steps of starting a construction company?” We help with many of these steps, but we also advise clients how to do it on their own. Here are some of the basic steps. 1. Create Your Entity…
  • Feb 6

    Protecting Your Brand: A Gift Not Reserved for the Holiday

    Protecting Your Brand: A Gift Not Reserved for the Holiday
    In light of the recent holiday season, one thing that all construction industry professionals can agree on is that brand protection is a gift whose usefulness never ceases. You understand the significance of it. Your logo may appear on…
Rank this Week: 3911

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Does the Chair Vote in the Event of a Tie?

    Does the Chair Vote in the Event of a Tie?
    In board and membership meetings you’ll sometimes hear the phrase that the chair gets to vote “in case of a tie vote.”  But is that accurate?  In short, no.  The chair only being permitted to vote in the event…
  • Feb 23

    ANNUAL REPORTS DUE TO NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE

    ANNUAL REPORTS DUE TO NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE
    With only a few exceptions (for instance, non-profit corporations), entities are required to file an Annual Report with the North Carolina Secretary of State by April 15th and to pay the accompanying fee with their submission.  Some…
  • Feb 23

    CORPORATE VEIL OR CORPORATE FAIL?

    CORPORATE VEIL OR CORPORATE FAIL?
    By creating a corporate entity (whether it is an S-Corporation, C-Corporation or a limited liability company), many smart business owners seek to create an additional layer of protection between their personal assets or that of their family…
Rank this Week: 3187

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4996

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/
  • Feb 24

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection
    What normally happens when two people decide to divorce each other? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to answer that question: They end up hating each other. Even worse, they also end up hating their in-laws. Think about it. Didn't your…
  • Feb 10

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California
    You meet the man of your dreams and you fall head over heels in love. Or you meet a woman who dazzles you and who even your own mother adores. You decide to tie the knot in a matter of months. Initially, all your interactions are dreamy.…
  • Feb 3

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?
    Divorce and taxes seem to be two inescapable life scenarios for too many people. Take Texas billionaire Sam Wyly for example. He filed for bankruptcy protection in October but only after a federal jury told him to pay an estimated $400…
Rank this Week: 3938

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Appeals Court Rules: What Creates a Legally Enforceable Easement under Massachusetts Law?

    Appeals Court Rules: What Creates a Legally Enforceable Easement under Massachusetts Law?
    Easements are one reason why it’s a good idea to have an experienced Massachusetts real estate lawyer on your side throughout the entirety of your home purchasing process. If there are any encumbrances on the property you are…
  • Feb 16

    Younger Buyers Giving Boost to Massachusetts Real Estate Market

    Younger Buyers Giving Boost to Massachusetts Real Estate Market
    The lower mortgage rate and more stable inventory in the Massachusetts real estate market has several sources, including the real estate website Zillow, predicting that millenials will be the largest group of homebuyers this year. One young…
  • Feb 9

    New Year and New Property Taxes in Massachusetts 2015

    New Year and New Property Taxes in Massachusetts 2015
    Now that we are firmly into the new year, Massachusetts residents should have already received their updated property tax assessments in the mail. Property taxes are calculated by multiplying your city’s tax rate by the…
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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/
  • Feb 20

    Can Public Parking Garages Be Tax Exempt In New York? The Second Department Says “Yes”

    Can Public Parking Garages Be Tax Exempt In New York? The Second Department Says “Yes”
    Karl S. Essler In the recent decision in Matter of Greater Jamaica Dev. Corp. v. New York City Tax Commn., 111A.D.3d 937, 975 N.Y.S.2d 749 (2d Dep’t 2013), the Appellate Division, Second Department held that five public…
  • Feb 8

    How low can you go? Here’s a Clue: RPTL 720(1)

    How low can you go? Here’s a Clue: RPTL 720(1)
    Stuart Klein  As The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center was gearing up for it’s New Year’s Eve celebration, on December 31, 2014, the Appellate Division (Third Department) handed down a decision in  Village Square of…
  • Jan 13

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit
    Kathleen M. BennettIn states such as New York, where local governments and public schools are funded by taxes on real property, exemptions are often highly scrutinized by assessors and taxpayers alike.  However, the exemption…
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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/
  • Feb 20

    Specifics on ship arrest in Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas)

    Specifics on ship arrest in Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas)
    Аrresting a ship is a way to secure a maritime claim, while the claimant initiates the claim proceedings. We have described the procedures for ship arrest in Bulgaria before, but here we will clarify some prerequisites, necessary…
  • Jan 20

    EU operator’s licence from Bulgaria: 2015 update

    EU operator’s licence from Bulgaria: 2015 update
    As transport lawyers, we’ve been watching very closely the updates in the Bulgarian and European road transport legislation and the operator’s licence regime in particular. The trend in all EU countries is governments to put…
  • 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:…
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California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
  • Nov 18

    Be Willing to Walk Away in a Negotiation

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

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility
    According to a press release issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today, the Suffolk Superior Court issued a judgment against a New York City-based company for failing to properly address historical…
  • Dec 31

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014
    With the year coming to an end, we take a moment to look back at the year that was.  Each year brings new developments in real estate, environmental and construction law, and 2014 was no exception.  Here’s our top five…
  • Dec 9

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe
    Solar energy systems providing power to off-site locations are exempt from local property taxes, according to a ruling from the Appellate Tax Board. The ATB’s decision in Forrestall Enterprises, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of the Town of…
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Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3449

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Washington Considers Updating Copyright Law in Wake of Music Royalty Lawsuit

    Washington Considers Updating Copyright Law in Wake of Music Royalty Lawsuit
    Following in the wake of last year’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Sirius XM brought by members of the 1960’s band The Turtles, many other rights holders have filed suit (or threatened to do so) against online music…
  • Feb 17

    Be Careful How You Design that Website

    Be Careful How You Design that Website
    Trade dress is one of those legal concepts that is harder to explain than it is to illustrate. When I try to explain it to clients, I usually reach behind my desk and grab a Coca-Cola bottle, the kind with the metal bottle cap, the fluted,…
  • Feb 17

    Does the First Amendment Trump the Lanham Act?

    Does the First Amendment Trump the Lanham Act?
    As video games seek greater authenticity through the use of real people, real locales and name brand goods and services, the potential for conflict arises when the depiction of those people, places and things is done without express…
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Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 14

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant
    After several unsuccessful attempts to personally serve a tenant with a summons and complaint, the landlord got a court order allowing service. The landlord then had a process server post and mail the summons and complaint along with a notice…
  • Jan 12

    Dueling Landlord and Tenants   Recently updated !

    Dueling Landlord and Tenants   Recently updated !
    Court of Appeals rules on commercial lease dispute. Commercial tenant Outloud Entertainment Group, Inc. rented two spaces from its commercial landlord Group 44, Inc.—one rental space in Seattle and the other in Tacoma.…
  • Nov 14

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable
    A landlord and tenant entered into a commercial lease. The landlord required an additional signer as security. The lease expired. The tenants were current on the rent at the time the lease expired. The tenants stayed in possession and began a…
Rank this Week: 3002

New York & New Jersey Real Estate…

New York & New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Early Termination of New Jersey Commercial Leases and Rent Acceleration Clause

    Early Termination of New Jersey Commercial Leases and Rent Acceleration Clause
    Parties enter into commercial leases with the hope and expectation of the completion of the lease term, in full, without problems. Constructing a thorough and well-crafted lease agreement, however, involves establishing the outcomes that will…
  • Jan 16

    What to Expect When You Appear in Landlord/Tenant Court

    What to Expect When You Appear in Landlord/Tenant Court
    A famous football coach once remarked that the "will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital." While he may have been discussing athletic competition, his observation holds true for litigation as well. With that in mind, in…
  • Dec 12

    'Including But Not Limited To' Language Key to Deciding Validity of Commercial Property Appraisal

    'Including But Not Limited To' Language Key to Deciding Validity of Commercial Property Appraisal
    Lease agreements, like many contracts, involve many "moving pieces" across numerous paragraphs. Even the most seemingly benign phrases may hold the key to success. The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division issued one such ruling,…
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The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
Rank this Week: 4394

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/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
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Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Feb 5

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale
    By: Clayton Walker Foreclosure Sale — Buyer’s Perspective When people buy property at Foreclosure sales they often find that the house came with former owners still occupying the house.  How do you get them out?  In…
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
Rank this Week: 3784

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/
Rank this Week: 3404

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3361

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Jan 23

    Driving Behind a Truck or Trailer: When Things Go Flying

    Driving Behind a Truck or Trailer: When Things Go Flying
    You know that scene in Final Destination 2 when all the logs fall off that truck and a horrifying chain of events ensues? New Line Cinema via quickmeme.com Luckily, in real life, fate isn’t out to get us the way it was for the folks in…
  • Dec 30

    Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent

    Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent
    For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you’d want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you’re…
  • Nov 24

    The Farah Law Firm Makes Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” List

    The Farah Law Firm Makes Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” List
    Fort Worth, Texas magazine has recognized attorneys Michael Farah and Wayne Taylor of The Farah Law Firm as “2014 Top Attorneys.” Michael was chosen for his work in real estate law, and Wayne was selected for his work in personal…
Rank this Week: 3436

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/
  • Jan 23

    Another Oil Company Expands in the Texas Permian Basin

    Another Oil Company Expands in the Texas Permian Basin
    Parsley Energy Inc., based in Midland, Texas, has been buying undeveloped and productive land in Reagan County. Parsley Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company founded in 2008 with operations in the Permian Basin. The company…
  • Jan 16

    Fracing Case Goes to Texas Supreme Court

    Fracing Case Goes to Texas Supreme Court
    Steve Lipsky and his wife Shyla became famous as Texas landowners who claimed they could set their water on fire--and they alleged this was due to methane contamination from nearby hydraulic fracturing. The couple sued Range Resources who…
  • Jan 9

    USW Strikes at Oil Refineries: The Worst Possible Timing

    USW Strikes at Oil Refineries: The Worst Possible Timing
    The number of U.S. refineries and petrochemical production plants that have been subjected to United Steelworkers strikes has now reached eleven locations in California, Kentucky, Texas and Washington. It's hard to imagine a more outrageous…
Rank this Week: 3824

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 3660

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers!  Happy January 2015.  Can you believe it's already almost February?  Boy, how time flies when you are having fun.  Well, today, I'd like to talk about what happens when you have a bad attorney, and how that…
  • Dec 11

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!
    Happy Holidays from Levin Law, Ltd!  We are busy at work preparing for 2015 and want to talk bugs.  Bugs?  Yes.  Bugs.  Specifically, bed bugs, and how they can affect even the cleanest, spic-and-span-cleanest-homes, from Detroit to L.A.…
  • Oct 23

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  Happy Fall from Levin Law Ltd. presenting you with News You Can Use, about all things real estate.  Here is one from my phone logs... just in today: I get a call from a guy... we'll call him Steve.  Steve and…
Rank this Week: 4127

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
  • Jan 20

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
  • Jan 20

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s . . .

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s . . .
    A new CEQA requirement to evaluate impacts on tribal cultural resources New fracking reporting requirements for oil operators A mandatory change to notary acknowledgment forms A new CDFW CEQA filing fee schedule   In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 3351

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 3491