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inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jun 20

    Wisconsin - No Right To Be Seen: View Of Billboard From Public Road Isn't "Property"

    Wisconsin - No Right To Be Seen: View Of Billboard From Public Road Isn't "Property"
    In Adams Outdoor Advertising, LP v. City of Madison, No. 2016AP537 (June 19, 2018), the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the City's construction of a bridge next to -- but not on -- property on which Adams maintained a non-conforming…
  • Jun 19

    Arrested Eminent Domain Protester Still Can Sue City For First Amendment Violation

    Arrested Eminent Domain Protester Still Can Sue City For First Amendment Violation
    This one is more for our muni law friends, but today's post also has two eminent domain angles. Anyone who has been to a city council meeting knows at least one fellow like this, considered a pain-in-the-butt by officials. A gadfly, who…
  • Jun 18

    Cal Supreme Court To Review Inverse Condemnation Case

    Cal Supreme Court To Review Inverse Condemnation Case
    Before you get too excited about the California Supreme Court agreeing to consider an inverse condemnation case (the Court of Appeal's decision in Weiss v. People ex rel. Dep't of Transportation, No. G0552735 (Mar. 1, 2018)), remind yourself…
Rank this Week: 90

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jun 18

    CFP: Chapman Law Review 2019 issue on "The Commerce Clause and the Global Economy"

    CFP: Chapman Law Review 2019 issue on "The Commerce Clause and the Global Economy"
    Invitation to Submit Articles for Chapman Law Review's 2019 Issue provisionally entitled “The Commerce Clause and the Global Economy” Chapman Law Review is pleased to invite article submissions on the theme: “The Commerce Clause and…
  • Jun 14

    Annual housing report shows divergence in wages and housing rents across the country

    Annual housing report shows divergence in wages and housing rents across the country
    The National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual report, Out of Reach, presents some staggering data about how housing rental prices are diverging radically from wages, not just in big coastal cities, but all across the country. Here is a…
  • Jun 5

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law seeking article

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law seeking article
    From Tim Iglesias... ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Call for Papers Abstracts due August 1, 2018 Drafts due October 1, 2018 The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (the Journal)…
Rank this Week: 140

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Trump's New Plan for Reorganizing the Government's Role in the Residential Mortgage Market

    Trump's New Plan for Reorganizing the Government's Role in the Residential Mortgage Market
    Today, the Trump administration released a report entitled Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century: Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations. The report is the result of executive order 13781 (titled “Comprehensive Plan…
  • Jun 20

    New Interactive Mortgage Map @UrbanInstitute

    New Interactive Mortgage Map @UrbanInstitute
    The Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute has once again created an incredibly cool tool for understanding the housing market - both where we've been and where we're going. Check out this interactive map showing the housing…
  • Jun 18

    Yuille on Dignity Takings, Nuisance Actions, and the National Gang Strategy

    Yuille on Dignity Takings, Nuisance Actions, and the National Gang Strategy
    Lua K. Yuille (Kansas) has posted Dignity Takings in Gangland's Suburban Frontier (Chicago-Kent Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This paper engages the evolving dignity takings framework, first developed by Bernadette Atuahene, in…
Rank this Week: 219

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 20

    Fitness for Human Habitation – development

    Fitness for Human Habitation – development
    What was the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Building Standards) Bill went through Committee stage in the House of Commons today, 20 June. I’m delighted to say that it went smoothly, with the only amendments…
  • Jun 17

    Job ad – Holborn

    Job ad – Holborn
    Mary Ward Legal Centre Housing Lawyer Mary Ward Legal Centre is going through an exciting period of growth and is expanding its services. Do you want to join a friendly and committed team of Housing Solicitors and help develop our new…
  • Jun 14

    Reasonable adjustments and physical alterations. When a landlord isn’t.

    Reasonable adjustments and physical alterations. When a landlord isn’t.
    There is an interesting note here on a county court case claiming discrimination under Equality Act 2010 for failure to make physical adjustments to a property. As is generally known, a ‘controller of let premises’ (section 36)…
Rank this Week: 247

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • May 15

    Ohio Supreme Court Confirms Reversion Language No Longer Necessary to Create Fee Simple Determinable Estate

    Ohio Supreme Court Confirms Reversion Language No Longer Necessary to Create Fee Simple Determinable Estate
    (Plain language within the four corners of the deed is key-pursuant to Koprivec v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County, Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-465)By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel-Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz-A Watch Your…
  • Apr 22

    Recent Real Estate Legislation Introduced in the Ohio Legislature

    Recent Real Estate Legislation Introduced in the Ohio Legislature
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq.- Senior Counsel-Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzRecent bills of the 132nd General Assembly (See https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) pending in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate related to real property are as…
  • Mar 25

    Former Point of Sale Ordinance in Oakwood, Ohio Held Unconstitutional

    Former Point of Sale Ordinance in Oakwood, Ohio Held Unconstitutional
    (Criminal Penalties and Lack of Warrant Procedure Held to be Key Failings of Ordinance)By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzIt is not easy being a municipality (such as a city or village) in Ohio these…
Rank this Week: 240

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

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

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

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

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

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

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 207

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Its all in the contract

    Its all in the contract
    Foundations of landlord and tenant law – part 5 As well as being an ‘estate in land’ (looked at in part 1) a lease or tenancy is also a type of contract. So we need to take a look at contract law. Contract law is a very…
  • Jun 18

    Can I evict using a section 21 notice if I have used a license agreement for my rented HMO property?

    Can I evict using a section 21 notice if I have used a license agreement for my rented HMO property?
    Here is a question to the Blog Clinic from Peter who is a landlord. I let a room in a HMO in 2015. The let was documented by way of a Licence Agreement. We signed Licence Agreement where I was the Licensor and he was the Licensee. For various…
  • Jun 17

    The Right to Rent Challenge and the problems most people don’t see

    The Right to Rent Challenge and the problems most people don’t see
    Right to Rent challenged So the High Court has allowed the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants to seek a judicial review against the government on the lawfulness of the ‘Right to Rent’ legislation. For those readers,…
Rank this Week: 369

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Convicted Felon Strikes Again In Complex Forgery Scam, Lawsuits Claim

    Convicted Felon Strikes Again In Complex Forgery Scam, Lawsuits Claim
    Cases Subject of Attorney General and FBI Investigation Over the last month, I’ve been representing the victims in two significant forgery lawsuits, the likes and brazenness of which I have not seen in 20 years of practicing law. The…
  • May 3

    Jim Brooks Act (Just Cause Eviction) Fails To Pass Legislative Session

    Jim Brooks Act (Just Cause Eviction) Fails To Pass Legislative Session
    Bill Sent to Study Committee, Effectively Killing It After intense lobbying on both sides by property owner groups and tenant rights activities, lawmakers sent the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act to study effectively killing it for…
  • Apr 29

    Governor Baker Nominates Five For New Housing Court Judgeship

    Governor Baker Nominates Five For New Housing Court Judgeship
    New Judges to Serve Expanded Statewide Jurisdiction In the 2018 Fiscal Year budget, the jurisdiction of the Housing Court expanded to full state-wide coverage, and with it, the Legislature created five new judgeships. Earlier this week,…
Rank this Week: 365

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Jun 18

    Common Problems Encountered in California Real Estate Title Searche

    Common Problems Encountered in California Real Estate Title Searche
    Author: Staff Purchasing real estate in California requires a careful review of the property’s title history to avoid a variety of potential problems. Mortgage lenders usually require title insurance to finance a purchase.…
  • May 31

    A Quick Guide to Title Insurance for California Real Estate Investor

    A Quick Guide to Title Insurance for California Real Estate Investor
    Author: Staff Purchasing real property is a major investment, not only of money but also of risk. Even if a California real estate investor has enough cash on hand to pay the full price without a mortgage loan, they are still bound by…
  • May 25

    Buying a Fixer-Upper as Your First Home

    Buying a Fixer-Upper as Your First Home
    Author: Seth Murphy Seth Murphy first got into doing DIY projects to save money, but over time he has developed a real passion for this hands-on, intensive work. He created papadiy.com to share his ongoing projects and to…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 341

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/
  • Jun 15

    Want to Pay Higher Taxes and Rent?

    Want to Pay Higher Taxes and Rent?
    Florida law currently caps taxes assessed on commercial and rental property, but that may end come January 1, 2019. You might be thinking “why do I care because I rent my home or apartment and don’t own either commercial or rental…
  • Jun 7

    Florida Rentals: What is the Landlord’s Responsibility?

    Florida Rentals: What is the Landlord’s Responsibility?
    Summer is a busy season for moving in Florida. This time of year is a popular time for families to move because it follows the spring real estate season and because school is out, parents won’t have to deal with enrolling their children…
  • May 29

    What Are My Private Property Rights in Florida Against Unlawful Land Development Exactions?

    What Are My Private Property Rights in Florida Against Unlawful Land Development Exactions?
    Unlike certain “unalienable rights” granted to citizens under the United States Constitution, property interests are traditionally understood to have been created by a number of independent sources such as statutes, ordinances, or…
Rank this Week: 281

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • May 7

    AB-1278: DON'T GET NAILED!

    AB-1278: DON'T GET NAILED!
    New California Law for Licensed Contractors. -Stephen J. Guichard, Esq. In October 2017, Governor Brown signed AB 1278 into law. Previously, licensed contractors who failed to pay a final court judgment entered against them could simply avoid…
  • May 7

    EQUAL PAY: THE EVER-CHANGING WORLD OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

    EQUAL PAY: THE EVER-CHANGING WORLD OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
    For more than 35 years, California courts have accepted that the wage history of a newly hired person's prior salary as a "factor other than sex" in determining their current pay rate. A recent Appellate decision (Rizo v. Yovino…
  • Oct 5

    CLUBHOUSE USE AND "SOCIAL HOSTS"

    CLUBHOUSE USE AND "SOCIAL HOSTS"
    Many manufactured home communities have clubhouses for park and social events. Some events are sponsored by the Park, but some are sponsored by individuals or groups that reside within a given manufactured home community. An ongoing issue in…
Rank this Week: 357

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 29

    When the government does it: Part 4 After the hearing

    When the government does it: Part 4 After the hearing
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   Okay, okay, I’ll apologize to all my readers!   Update from an extremely dilatory blogger: I frequently miss my deadlines – like the…
  • Jan 10

    When the government does it: Part 3, Similar mega-development

    When the government does it: Part 3, Similar mega-development
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   As we saw in Part 1, using as our source a short factual article University of Washington Daily (November 22, 2017) by student reporter Max Wasserman, the…
  • Jan 8

    When the government does it: Part 2, The city’s largest employer

    When the government does it: Part 2, The city’s largest employer
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in the previous Part 1, using as our source a short factual article University of Washington Daily (November 22, 2017) by student reporter Max Wasserman,…
Rank this Week: 387

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
  • Oct 3

    IL Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Power Line Project

    IL Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Power Line Project
    IL Supreme Court concluded that Clean Line did not qualify as a public utility Developers of a $2.2 billion high-voltage power line that would cross south-central Illinois are considering their options after the Illinois Supreme Court…
  • Sep 30

    Foxconn Facing Resistance With Landowner

    Foxconn Facing Resistance With Landowner
    The proposed $10 Billion, 20 Million Square Foot Foxconn plant planned for Southeast Wisconsin appears likely to be built in Racine County. Although the location for the proposed manufacturing facility the Foxconn Technology Group plans to…
  • Apr 28

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired
    Transco not following state eminent domain rules When an agency has to take property by eminent domain in Georgia, under the state constitution, the “taking” agency must pay the property owner before actually taking the property…
Rank this Week: 363

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 401

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 544

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jun 20

    Eminent Domain versus Inverse Condemnation: When Government Regulation Goes Too Far

    Eminent Domain versus Inverse Condemnation: When Government Regulation Goes Too Far
    Here’s a quick civics lesson. Under the United States Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states (or people). What does that mean? Broadly interpreted, states have…
  • Jun 13

    The Village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin: Small Town Invaded by an International Electronics Behemoth

    The Village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin: Small Town Invaded by an International Electronics Behemoth
    The Village of Mount Pleasant (Racine County, Wisconsin), population 26,000, is a slice of typical small town America located on the Milwaukee outskirts. But, atypically, Mount Pleasant residents are embroiled in an unpleasant controversy…
  • Jun 7

    How Is Just Compensation Determined?

    How Is Just Compensation Determined?
    What happens when your town needs your land for a new project? Public projects are all around: new government buildings, utilities, highways, railways, and even public safety. Will you recover fair compensation? Will you take the town’s…
Rank this Week: 553

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
  • Jun 20

    Techniques Top Attorneys Use When Questioning an Expert

    Techniques Top Attorneys Use When Questioning an Expert
    When taking an expert’s deposition, you start with questions to learn everything that he or she thinks about the case and has done or plans to do in connection with it. Once that’s done, consider taking your questioning up a level…
  • Jun 18

    Know These Interpretation Principles Before You Draft a Contract

    Know These Interpretation Principles Before You Draft a Contract
    When a contract dispute arises, there may be differing interpretations of the contract terms. A court asked to construe the disputed terms will look to statutory principles. But don’t wait for a dispute to learn these…
  • Jun 15

    How to Get Clients Involved in Discovery

    How to Get Clients Involved in Discovery
    Before you start discovery, you need to have a plan. Your client should be an integral part of that plan. Here are four ways to get your client involved in discovery decisions. Interview your client. Your client is an essential and relatively…
Rank this Week: 435

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jun 19

    Police Initiate Investigation After an MTA Bus Fatally Struck 7-Year old Shevon Bethea

    Police Initiate Investigation After an MTA Bus Fatally Struck 7-Year old Shevon Bethea
    Motor vehicle accidents can be brutal and claim lives. One such horrific tragedy happened in the Bronx when a 7-year old child lost his life after being fatally struck by an MTA bus. The Details of the Accident:   The deceased hails from…
  • Jun 11

    A Car Accident at Brooklyn Crash Wash Kills 85-year-old Wife and Injures Husband Severely

    A Car Accident at Brooklyn Crash Wash Kills 85-year-old Wife and Injures Husband Severely
    New York City is one of the most congested cities in the world and it records many deaths from motor vehicle accidents every day/year. Another tragedy has once again come to light in metropolitan New York. An 85- year-old woman died in a…
  • Jun 6

    One Dead and Five Severely Injured in Vehicular Mayhem

    One Dead and Five Severely Injured in Vehicular Mayhem
    The atrocity of motor vehicle accidents came to light in three different boroughs in New York. One man lost his life and at least five people were injured because of separate car crashes in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx this past Monday. The…
Rank this Week: 566

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jun 19

    What do top hotel executives see on the horizon for 2018?

    What do top hotel executives see on the horizon for 2018?
    19 June, 2018 Meet the Money® is a productive conference with a casual atmosphere; the executives and other hotel industry representatives who attend often speak candidly about their expectations for hotel finance, development and…
  • May 25

    GDPR: What you need to know about the EEU’s new data privacy rule

    GDPR: What you need to know about the EEU’s new data privacy rule
    25 May 2018 The European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation, rules protecting the privacy of personal information, has gone into effect and impacts every company that does business in the EU. This will impact hotel owners,…
  • May 8

    2018 LIIC Top 10 – Annual survey of lodging investment challenges and opportunitie

    2018 LIIC Top 10 – Annual survey of lodging investment challenges and opportunitie
    08 May 2018 Today, at Meet the Money® – National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference, Mike Cahill, co-chairman of the Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) and CEO and Founder of HREC Hospitality Real Estate Counselors,…
Rank this Week: 451

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/
  • Jun 18

    Commercial Office Lease Negotiation Checklist – Pro-Tenant

    Commercial Office Lease Negotiation Checklist – Pro-Tenant
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. This Article provides you with tips to create a concise and effective negotiation checklist and the key points you should consider when negotiating a lease in a multi-tenant office building. This Article…
  • Sep 6

    HURRICANE IRMA PREPARATION CHECKLIST AND VALUABLE TIPS!

    HURRICANE IRMA PREPARATION CHECKLIST AND VALUABLE TIPS!
    If you are reading this, NOW is the PERFECT time to get ahead and make sure you are most prepared to deal with the before and after effects of the Storm.  Locate your Auto, Boat, and Homeowners Insurance policies and make sure they are…
  • Jul 28

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look

    Partition Actions: A More Detailed Look
    In a previous post, we established an over-arching general understanding of Partition Actions and their applications.  Now let’s investigate some of the details of common Partition Actions. As with every facet of the justice…
Rank this Week: 440

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jun 17

    Who Should Write Settlement Agreements? The Courts?

    Who Should Write Settlement Agreements? The Courts?
    PrintToday’s Ruminations is triggered by a court decision that may not have reached the “correct” result. If that suspicion is correct, then why do we promulgate its holding? There’s a simple answer. Had more talent…
  • Jun 10

    Chickens, Eggs, And Waivers of Claim

    Chickens, Eggs, And Waivers of Claim
    PrintWhen a tenant’s property is ruined by rain coming through the roof of its leased space, what caused the damage? Was it the water or was it the landlord’s failure to repair the roof? That’s today’s issue to…
  • Jun 3

    Did They Guaranty The Lease For Its Extended Term?

    Did They Guaranty The Lease For Its Extended Term?
    PrintWe’ve written about guaranties before, most directly in postings that can be seen by clicking: HERE and HERE. Today, we drill down to the enforceability of a lease guaranty after the lease has been modified, but without notice to…
Rank this Week: 883

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jun 17

    HOA Earthquake Insurance, To Buy or Not to Buy?

    HOA Earthquake Insurance, To Buy or Not to Buy?
    I am going to give my annual plug for earthquake insurance for HOAs. I have written a whole article about it which appears in the Articles section on my website at www.californiacondoguru.com. Here is an excerpt explaining something few…
  • Jun 12

    CALL TO ARMS ON CALIF SB 721-HOA BALCONY REPAIRS

    CALL TO ARMS ON CALIF SB 721-HOA BALCONY REPAIRS
    CALL TO ARMS ON CALIF SB 721-HOA BALCONY REPAIRS I just wrote about this bill yesterday and today got this call to arms, which I am passing on to you. To learn more about the pros and cons and problems tied to this proposed California law,…
  • Jun 10

    HOA LEASING RESTRICTIONS – ARE THESE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS LEGAL?

    HOA LEASING RESTRICTIONS – ARE THESE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS LEGAL?
    Here are some questions posed to me about leasing restrictive amendments: My HOA has presented the membership (of mostly seniors) a leasing amendment to our Declaration. A number of Owners are concerned. Question One: Amendment caps rentals…
Rank this Week: 885

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2018 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2018 Legislative Update
      561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  Please note that the following is only a…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  Please note that the following is…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  As of July 1, 2015 the most…
Rank this Week: 791

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/
Rank this Week: 588

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 757

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    "O, What a Tangled Web We Weave . . ."

    "O, What a Tangled Web We Weave . . ."
    " . . . when first we practice to deceive." That's a famous quote, frequently misattributed to Shakespeare, that comes from the epic poem Marmion, by Sir Walter Scott. And it perfectly describes the current situation with the Episcopal…
  • Jun 11

    Justice Denied: SCOTUS Refuses South Carolina Petition

    Justice Denied: SCOTUS Refuses South Carolina Petition
    Today's order list from the United States Supreme Court brings the sad news that the Court voted to deny certiorari (review) in the case of Bishop Mark Lawrence and the parishes of the Diocese of South Carolina.  This means that no four…
  • May 30

    How Did Everybody Forget Where the Temple Was?

    How Did Everybody Forget Where the Temple Was?
    This is Part III of a series: Where Did Israel's Temples Stand? You may read Part I here, and Part II is here.In the previous post in this series, we looked at the fairly convincing evidence that Jerusalem's present-day "Temple Mount," or…
Rank this Week: 633

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: 569

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/
  • Jun 8

    New Florida Case Facilitates Public-Private Partnership

    New Florida Case Facilitates Public-Private Partnership
    The Florida First District Court of Appeal recently decided Crapo v. Provident Group-Continuum Properties, LLC, which sets forth a rule that should result in more favorable property-tax treatment for P3s in Florida. In general, an economic…
  • Jun 8

    New Florida Case Facilitates Public-Private Partnership

    New Florida Case Facilitates Public-Private Partnership
    The Florida First District Court of Appeal recently decided Crapo v. Provident Group-Continuum Properties, LLC, which sets forth a rule that should result in more favorable property-tax treatment for P3s in Florida. In general, an economic…
  • Apr 19

    Expediting Bid Protest

    Expediting Bid Protest
    Last week, the Rand Corporation, which just completed an analysis of the federal bid-protest system, announced that one thing the federal government has been doing particularly well is resolving bid protests quickly–the majority within…
Rank this Week: 772

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 652

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • May 5

    California Supreme Court Narrows Rule for Independent Contractors Forcing Many Business to Reclassify Workers as Employee

    California Supreme Court Narrows Rule for Independent Contractors Forcing Many Business to Reclassify Workers as Employee
    On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court sent shock waves through businesses using independent Contractors.  The Court substantially narrowed the existing 30 year old rule for classifying workers as independent contractors under…
  • Mar 8

    Small Business Legal Clinic Filling Fast

    Small Business Legal Clinic Filling Fast
    Kristina M. Reed recently launched the Small Business Legal Clinic in partnership with California Capital Financial Development Corporation and the Women’s Business Center. The Small Business Legal Clinic has been a roaring success with…
  • Jan 29

    Kristina Reed Launches Small Business Drop-In Legal Clinic

    Kristina Reed Launches Small Business Drop-In Legal Clinic
    Kristina Reed is launching a small business drop-in legal clinic.  The clinic will be hosted by the Women’s Business Center and California Capital on February 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The clinic will provide free…
Rank this Week: 906

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 519

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/
  • Apr 3

    “Upzoning” of Transit-Rich Areas Would Occur Under Proposed Housing Legislation

    “Upzoning” of Transit-Rich Areas Would Occur Under Proposed Housing Legislation
    California State Senator Scott Wiener is continuing the Legislature’s efforts to address the State’s housing crisis with the introduction of a new bill that, while not changing a property’s zoning, would have the practical…
  • Mar 27

    Will California Ever Adopt Real Housing Reform?

    Will California Ever Adopt Real Housing Reform?
    Californians could be forgiven for becoming cynical about our State Legislature’s willingness or ability to tackle the ever-worsening housing crisis. California’s rising home values, outpacing people’s ability to afford to…
  • Feb 23

    New Rules for Old Building

    New Rules for Old Building
    Restored historic and old buildings, particularly in cities like San Francisco, contribute to the distinctive character that lure tourists and thereby creates jobs. Two relatively recent changes affect those buildings and the potential for…
Rank this Week: 684

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.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Mar 16

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment
    A previous blog post discussed sexual harassment in the workplace. This post discusses steps that an employer can take to avoid liability for sexual harassment, or at least minimize legal exposure. 1. Have a Sexual Harassment Policy An…
  • Feb 13

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Just as many employers are heading into the 2018 summer-intern recruitment season, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it has abandoned the rigid six-factor test in use since 2010 to determine whether interns of…
  • Jan 26

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018
    On January 12, 2018, Maryland became the latest state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, when the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill last year. The bill - known as the…
Rank this Week: 469

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/blog
  • Nov 27

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for holding over beyond the end of their term in the Town of Babylon, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means,…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Brookhaven, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Islip, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the…
Rank this Week: 932

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 813

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
Rank this Week: 905

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 647

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://www.hawaii-attorney.net/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
Rank this Week: 582

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: 946

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

Covers bankruptcy, business law, family law, elder law, criminal law and estate planning. By Kevin O'Flaherty.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
  • Jun 21

    What is a Court-Appointed Guardian? | Illinois Guardianship Explained

    What is a Court-Appointed Guardian? | Illinois Guardianship Explained
    We answer the question, “what is a court appointed #guardian?” in the context of Illinois law. We discuss “Court-Appointed Guardians for Minors in Illinois” and “Court-Appointed Guardians for an Incapacitated…
  • Jun 20

    Who is Responsible for Paying Estate Taxes in Illinois?

    Who is Responsible for Paying Estate Taxes in Illinois?
    In this article, we explain who is responsible for paying estate taxes in Illinois, including “when is an estate required to file an estate tax return in Illinois?”, “which assets are subject to estate tax in…
  • Jun 18

    How is Probate Started in Illinois?

    How is Probate Started in Illinois?
    In this article, we explain how probate is started in Illinois, including filing a will with the county clerk, filing a petition to open a probate estate, and the additional documents that must accompany the probate petition in Illinois.
Rank this Week: 1949

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    Minnesota Courts Continue to Disfavor Non-Compete Agreement

    Minnesota Courts Continue to Disfavor Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-Competes Should Be Entered Into Prior to Offers of Employment and Discussed at Initial Job Interviews   Last week, the Minnesota Appellate Court in Safety Center, Inc. v. Stier struck down a non-compete agreement, and while the…
  • Jun 7

    Post-Judgment Interest: A Simple Way to Increase the Value of Your Judgment

    Post-Judgment Interest: A Simple Way to Increase the Value of Your Judgment
    Obtaining judgment against a company or person who owes you money is an important step toward recovering money you are owed. Many times, however, there is still more work to be done before that money will show up in your bank account. While…
  • May 17

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp
    What is a B-Corp? B-Corp is short for Public Benefit Corporation. The Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act (MPBCA) allows a business to operate as a for-profit entity that distributes profits to its shareholder, while prioritizing its…
Rank this Week: 2345

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 21

    HUD Resolves Disability Discrimination FHA Case for $12,000

    HUD Resolves Disability Discrimination FHA Case for $12,000
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced settlement of a disability discrimination Fair Housing Act (FHA) case from San Francisco, CA.  A family filed a fair housing complaint asserting…
  • Jun 13

    Florida Man Violates Fair Housing Act and Related Statutes Concerning Religious Discrimination

    Florida Man Violates Fair Housing Act and Related Statutes Concerning Religious Discrimination
    A case with difficult facts from Florida involving the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as well as other civil rights laws made the news earlier this week. An immigrant from India (who is Muslim) entered into an agreement to buy a home in an upscale…
  • Jun 7

    HUD Approves Settlement of Nevada Assistance Animal Case for $6,000

    HUD Approves Settlement of Nevada Assistance Animal Case for $6,000
    Last month the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) approved a settlement agreement concluding an assistance animal Fair Housing Act (FHA) discrimination case from Nevada. An applicant submitted a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 1974

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • Jun 21

    Status Certificates and Their Importance

    Status Certificates and Their Importance
    Many first-time home-buyers are electing to make a condominium their first home purchase. The burgeoning condo market of Toronto, coupled with ever-increasing prices for homes, may signal a shift that the strong condo market is here to…
  • Jun 18

    Understanding Indemnity Provisions in Commercial Agreement

    Understanding Indemnity Provisions in Commercial Agreement
    Indemnity provisions are an essential tool in the allocation of risk in commercial agreements. Often, indemnity provisions can be overlooked or misunderstood which can belay the effect of any intended risk allocation and also give rise to…
  • Jun 15

    Have you sued a Ford, lately?

    Have you sued a Ford, lately?
    It’s been about a week since Doug Ford won the provincial election. Yet it’s not all good news for Mr. Ford. In fact, on the eve of the election, Renata Ford, the spouse of the late Rob Ford, commenced a civil action against our…
Rank this Week: 2006