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Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 2787

Real Property & Title Insurance…

Real Property & Title Insurance Update

Provides a weekly summary of select real property and title insurance cases and recent developments. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/real-property-case-law-blog/
  • Sep 20

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending September 8 & 15, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending September 8 & 15, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Summary judgment: trial court erred by denying borrower’s motion to amend answer and defenses, and therefore erred in entering summary judgment in favor of lender. Reyes v BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Case No.…
  • Sep 5

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending September 1, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending September 1, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Foreclosure / Statute of Limitations: trial court improperly found that, because payments due under a note and mortgage were accelerated in a prior 2009 action, the second action filed over five years later was barred by…
  • Aug 31

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 18 & 25, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 18 & 25, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Foreclosure: general reservation of jurisdiction in a foreclosure judgment is very limited, and certainly does not give trial court jurisdiction to eliminate a lien more than three years after Final Judgment of…
Rank this Week: 1980

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Sep 19

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Foothill Village Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Foothill Village Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Foothill Village area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book…
  • Sep 2

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Oakland Place Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Oakland Place Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Oakland Place area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 12).…
  • Aug 4

    Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company

    Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued its opinion in the case of Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company. The case began in 2014 when Greg Torgerson, a shareholder in Koosharem Irrigation Company, filed a lawsuit against the Company. Shortly…
Rank this Week: 2391

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    New Client: Pentridge Cove II Community Association

    New Client: Pentridge Cove II Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Pentridge Cove II Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Pentridge Cove II is a condominium community located in the South Coast Metro area of Costa…
  • Sep 13

    SB 407 Signed! Legislation Broadens Assembly and Speech Rights within HOA

    SB 407 Signed! Legislation Broadens Assembly and Speech Rights within HOA
    New Civil Code 4515 will be added to the Davis-Stirling Act to ensure that homeowners association residents may exercise their rights of peaceful assembly and political speech. HOAs are playing an increasing role in the lives of…
  • Aug 15

    New Client: Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association

    New Client: Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Madiera is a condominium community located in San Marcos.  Residents enjoy a…
Rank this Week: 3051

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Wishing Our Readers Who Observe a Happy New Year

    Wishing Our Readers Who Observe a Happy New Year
  • Sep 14

    Eviction of Family Members in New York

    Eviction of Family Members in New York
    Our firm receives many inquiries regarding property disputes among family members.  Often, several relatives may inherit property from a deceased relative, and cannot agree on how the property is to be maintained, whether the…
  • Sep 7

    Who’s the Dictator?

    Who’s the Dictator?
    The New York Post recently reported a news story wherein a condominium property manager “decorated” the common areas of the building with Nazi and other historic propaganda relating to dictators.  Residents of the building…
Rank this Week: 3564

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
Rank this Week: 1883

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/
  • Sep 18

    Hotel Lawyer: Tax Alert for Partnerships and LLC

    Hotel Lawyer: Tax Alert for Partnerships and LLC
    19 September 2017 As of January 1, 2018 owners of General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships or multi-member Limited Liability Companies may soon find themselves economically liable for the unpaid tax of former partners/members of those…
  • Sep 18

    Hotel Lawyers at The Lodging Conference 2017: EB-5, Mixed-Use Development and Deal Making

    Hotel Lawyers at The Lodging Conference 2017: EB-5, Mixed-Use Development and Deal Making
    17 September 2017 EB-5, Mixed-Use Development and Deal Making: See you at the 2017 Lodging Conference The Lodging Conference is taking place at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, October 30-November 2, 2017, and hotel lawyers from JMBM’s…
  • Sep 7

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: President’s Trump’s budget deal includes extension of EB-5 through 12-8-17

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: President’s Trump’s budget deal includes extension of EB-5 through 12-8-17
    07 September 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  President Trump’s budget deal with Congress includes extension of EB-5 through December 8, 2017 In a message to members of the Public Policy Committee today,…
Rank this Week: 1571

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse
    On August 7, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, handed down a decision that will open a new avenue of defense to battered spouses in the state – in the extreme case where the spouse hires a hit man to…
  • Sep 5

    Federal Medical Malpractice Legislation: Still a Bad Idea

    Federal Medical Malpractice Legislation: Still a Bad Idea
    Early this summer, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill (H.R. 1215 the deceptively titled “Protecting Access to Care Act”) that would limit the “non-economic” money damages available to patients in…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday, June 26, that it plans to hear arguments later this year on a case that is of great importance to corporate whistleblowers and to people who support them. The case centers on the Dodd-Frank law,…
Rank this Week: 1778

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/
Rank this Week: 1736

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Sep 18

    Riding Out Hurricane Irma

    Riding Out Hurricane Irma
    Floridians like to think of themselves as hurricane experts. We know what to do when a storm is coming, and we are ready.  We prepare at the beginning of the hurricane season.  We stock up on our supplies of batteries, bottled…
  • Sep 10

    Taking a Break Due to Hurricane Irma

    Taking a Break Due to Hurricane Irma
    We are in the middle of Hurricane Irma and will not be posting this week. Hope to be back next week to share our experiences.  In the mean time, please follow me on Twitter @dkblattneratty where I am tweeting as often as possible.
  • Sep 5

    Will Harvey Impact National Flood Insurance Program Renewal?

    Will Harvey Impact National Flood Insurance Program Renewal?
    The pictures and videos of the wide spread flooding in Houston and Southeast Texas are horrifying. Hurricane Harvey is officially the largest rain event in US history, dumping nearly 4 feet of rain.  Generally, when we think of hurricane…
Rank this Week: 1728

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Sep 18

    Riding Out Hurricane Irma

    Riding Out Hurricane Irma
    Floridians like to think of themselves as hurricane experts. We know what to do when a storm is coming, and we are ready.  We prepare at the beginning of the hurricane season.  We stock up on our supplies of batteries, bottled…
  • Sep 10

    Taking a Break Due to Hurricane Irma

    Taking a Break Due to Hurricane Irma
    We are in the middle of Hurricane Irma and will not be posting this week. Hope to be back next week to share our experiences.  In the mean time, please follow me on Twitter @dkblattneratty where I am tweeting as often as possible.
  • Sep 5

    Will Harvey Impact National Flood Insurance Program Renewal?

    Will Harvey Impact National Flood Insurance Program Renewal?
    The pictures and videos of the wide spread flooding in Houston and Southeast Texas are horrifying. Hurricane Harvey is officially the largest rain event in US history, dumping nearly 4 feet of rain.  Generally, when we think of hurricane…
Rank this Week: 1719

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://eminentdomainlaw.net/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Charges Over Improper Subsidies Could Make Delta Tunnels Dead In The Water

    Charges Over Improper Subsidies Could Make Delta Tunnels Dead In The Water
    Opponents of the Delta tunnels project, who have been trying to stop the project based on environmental grounds, are now trying to kill it through its financial structure. This comes just after federal auditors says $50 million in taxpayer…
  • Sep 18

    City Gives Go Ahead to the Army Corps of Engineers to Begin Restoration

    City Gives Go Ahead to the Army Corps of Engineers to Begin Restoration
    A plan to have the Army Corps of Engineers alter the Los Angeles River for the purpose of ecosystem restoration was approved by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The $8.1-million approved plan is part of the larger $1.6-billion effort to…
  • Sep 18

    County Officials, Environmentalists, and Farmers Rising to Oppose Twin Delta Tunnel Project

    County Officials, Environmentalists, and Farmers Rising to Oppose Twin Delta Tunnel Project
    Butte County has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Water Resources over their “WaterFix” plan to bury a pair of tunnels underneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and move water from the Sacramento River to southern…
Rank this Week: 4519

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    FDEP Issues Order to Restore Structural Damage Post Hurricane

    FDEP Issues Order to Restore Structural Damage Post Hurricane
    Property Owners and Public and Private Entities: On September 5, 2017, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) issued Emergency Final Order OGC. No. 17-0989 (the “Order”) in response to the…
  • Aug 7

    P3s for Social Impact

    P3s for Social Impact
    Government agencies at all levels are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) for the delivery of new public infrastructure.  However, the discussion often focuses exclusively on transportation infrastructure,…
  • Jul 21

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit
    Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders an even greater opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the…
Rank this Week: 3348

The Class-Action & Compliance…

The Class-Action & Compliance Sentinel

Covers class-action litigation and compliance matters for real estate professionals. By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

http://www.realestateclassactions.com/
  • Sep 17

    Mortgage-Payment Company Escapes Doom in Trial Against CFPB

    Mortgage-Payment Company Escapes Doom in Trial Against CFPB
    To date, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has had only two contested trials. The outcome of its most recent courtroom match-up left the bureau with a meager victory that fell far short of the decisive one it had hoped for. In the…
  • Sep 10

    CFPB Slammed with Dismissal Sanction

    CFPB Slammed with Dismissal Sanction
    In the bare-knuckle litigation the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is known for, defendants often try to learn the bases for the bureau’s allegations against them. Normally they get no meaningful answers. But a federal court in…
  • Aug 20

    Serial Class Actions Are Fine, Ninth Circuit Hold

    Serial Class Actions Are Fine, Ninth Circuit Hold
    For decades, federal courts have slowly freed class-action plaintiffs from the burdens of statutes of limitations, which bar the filing of lawsuits after a specified period of time. A recent decision from a federal appellate court shows that…
Rank this Week: 1991

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

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

    Rely On Your Own Insurance And Stop Arguing About It (Again)

    Rely On Your Own Insurance And Stop Arguing About It (Again)
    PrintIt doesn’t matter how much you want to continue riding. Beating a dead horse isn’t going to get you anywhere. Or, so we have been told. Nonetheless, we are going to say, for the umpteenth time, landlords and tenants should…
  • Sep 10

    Exclusive Use Clauses And Antitrust Concern

    Exclusive Use Clauses And Antitrust Concern
    PrintIt’s been a thousand or more leases since Ruminations did any serious thinking about the intersection of exclusive use restrictions, radius clauses, and their respective lawfulness. This isn’t a current topic of discussion in…
  • Sep 3

    Isn’t It Simple To Send A Notice? Apparently Not

    Isn’t It Simple To Send A Notice? Apparently Not
    PrintIn the six years of our Ruminating in this forum, we’ve written a lot about notices, renewal options, and waivers. We just came across an otherwise insignificant case (other than to the parties themselves) illustrating some of the…
Rank this Week: 2788

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb Urges Governor Brown to VETO AB 634

    SwedelsonGottlieb Urges Governor Brown to VETO AB 634
    According to CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee, there is still time to stop AB 634, a bill that impacts a condominium association’s ability to control the placement of solar panels in common interest developments. BUT…
  • Aug 14

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer
    Title VIII of the Civil Rights of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), is a federal law which prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related services due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,…
  • Nov 11

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership
    Community Associations Institute's Greater Los Angeles Chapter held its Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016. SwedelsonGottlieb congratulates firm client Harbor Gate Homeowners Association (San Pedro, California) for receiving…
Rank this Week: 4009

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Sep 13

    Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?

    Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?
    The construction industry is witness to some fascinating developments, particularly around trophy properties in prime US coastal cities. Within the US –and California particularly- we’re seeing a large number of reputable,…
  • Sep 13

    Real World results of the PA Valley Forge reverse tax appeal decision

    Real World results of the PA Valley Forge reverse tax appeal decision
    In early July 2017, in a case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a  landmark decision…
  • Aug 10

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking
    Placemaking? Mixed-used developments in and around London are in the midst of a golden era with the creation of mega-schemes such as those in Nine Elms and Old Oak. The new Wembley Park Development will see the creation of an unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 3545

In the Zone

In the Zone

Covers real estate, zoning and land use law in Pennsylvania. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 11

    OBTAINING PENNDOT RIGHT OF WAY AS A CONDITION TO OBTAIN YOUR HOP

    OBTAINING PENNDOT RIGHT OF WAY AS A CONDITION TO OBTAIN YOUR HOP
    If your development projects fronts on a state road, then it is likely that you will need a Highway Occupancy Permit (“HOP”) from PennDOT. If you need a HOP from PennDOT, then it is very likely that you will need to improve one or…
  • Aug 28

    Court Dismisses Developer’s Claim Against Township for Damage

    Court Dismisses Developer’s Claim Against Township for Damage
      In the case of Cardinal Crossing v. Marple Township, the PA Commonwealth Court was faced with the issue of whether a developer, who spends substantial funds on a development, in reliance on statements of support from a committee formed…
  • Aug 23

    A/B SEPTIC SYSTEMS ARE BACK IN PLAY FOR PLANNING MODULE APPROVAL FOR NEW PROJECTS

    A/B SEPTIC SYSTEMS ARE BACK IN PLAY FOR PLANNING MODULE APPROVAL FOR NEW PROJECTS
    Governor Tom Wolf signed into law, on July 20, 2017, Act 26, which amended the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act concerning the use of alternate sewage systems for purposes of obtaining planning module approval from DEP for a new project.…
Rank this Week: 1986

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3086

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/
  • Sep 11

    Webinar: Subcontractor Default Insurance: Best Practices for Claim Preparation and Coverage Strategy to Streamline the Claim Proce

    Webinar: Subcontractor Default Insurance: Best Practices for Claim Preparation and Coverage Strategy to Streamline the Claim Proce
    The number one cause of subcontractor default is overextension of financial and operational resources. As the economy grows, subcontractor defaults are on the rise. While SDI provides improved coverage terms with claim payment provisions that…
  • Aug 1

    Third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong is given the green light

    Third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong is given the green light
    By Christopher Tung, Sacha Cheong and Dominic Lau, K&L Gates, Hong Kong On 14 June 2017, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016. The Bill comes on…
  • Jun 29

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation
    NEC4, the next generation of the NEC suite of contracts, was released on 22 June 2017. It includes significant developments and reflects current best practice throughout the construction industry. Please join us at our London office for a…
Rank this Week: 4114

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
  • Sep 11

    The Elements of a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim in Maryland

    The Elements of a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim in Maryland
    While under Maryland law there generally is not an independent claim for breach of a fiduciary duty, a breach of such duties can certainly be used by an individual in conjunction with other claims to obtain a recovery. Maryland courts... The…
  • Aug 31

    Recent Maryland Court of Special Appeals Opinion is Having an Unintended Effect on Certain Ratified Foreclosure Sale

    Recent Maryland Court of Special Appeals Opinion is Having an Unintended Effect on Certain Ratified Foreclosure Sale
    Recently, some Maryland trustees and secured parties have refused to close on ratified foreclosure sales out of concern that the Maryland Court of Special Appeals’ decisions in the consolidated cases Shanahan v. Marvastian and…
  • Aug 24

    The Statute of Limitations on Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Maryland

    The Statute of Limitations on Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Maryland
    It is commonly said that the Maryland courts do not recognize an independent cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty. Although that stated rule is subject to interpretation beyond the scope of this article (with some opinions indicating…
Rank this Week: 2020

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/
  • Sep 10

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals: Our Improved Paradigm Leads to Improved Result

    New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals: Our Improved Paradigm Leads to Improved Result
    Each year, our office files more than a hundred tax appeals with the Monmouth County Tax Board and the  Ocean County Tax Board. We also file dozens of appeals for taxpayers in other counties. In the past, we were proud to report that we…
  • Jul 23

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal
    In cases where the property is situated in a town that has recently been re-assessed, or revalued (which includes most Monmouth County towns, due to the Assessment Demonstration Program), the current year’s tax assessment may be…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle
    Our office has previously reported on the subject of removing property that had been abandoned by a tenant. The general procedure, in those instances, requires a landlord to not only obtain a judgment for possession against the tenant, but to…
Rank this Week: 4301

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Sep 8

    Friday Afternoon Eminent Domain Case Review

    Friday Afternoon Eminent Domain Case Review
    It’s a Friday afternoon and I decided to take a quick look at the advance sheets for any newly decided appellate cases involving eminent domain. My search revealed an unpublished decision that came out yesterday (September 7, 2017)…
  • Sep 5

    New Bill Aims to Streamline LA Olympics Transit Projects & Clippers Arena

    New Bill Aims to Streamline LA Olympics Transit Projects & Clippers Arena
    According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, California lawmakers pitch a break from a key environmental law to help L.A. Olympic Bid, Clippers Arena, California lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 789 last week in an effort to exempt from…
  • Aug 28

    Court Narrowly Defines “Public Improvement” for Inverse Condemnation Liability

    Court Narrowly Defines “Public Improvement” for Inverse Condemnation Liability
    Under inverse condemnation law in California, a public agency is generally strictly liable for physical damage to private property caused by a public improvement.  This means a public agency can be held liable even if the…
Rank this Week: 3549

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/
  • Sep 8

    Changes Coming to Wetland Regulation

    Changes Coming to Wetland Regulation
    President Donald Trump’s executive order rescinding the Clean Water Rule may have “sweeping changes in the way wetlands will be regulated.” Here is what you need to know.
  • Jul 31

    The Trump Effect on California’s Wetland Regulation

    The Trump Effect on California’s Wetland Regulation
    One of Trump’s primary targets has been environmental regulations, and wetland regulations in particular have been in the crosshairs. Federal pullback from wetland regulations may have unintended consequences in California, which is on…
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
Rank this Week: 1735

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Newly Formed Unit Will Investigate and Prosecute Fraud Related to Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing

    Newly Formed Unit Will Investigate and Prosecute Fraud Related to Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing
    Combatting the opioid epidemic in the U.S. is a top priority for federal and state agencies in 2017. On August 10, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency and committed to expending a lot…
  • Sep 5

    New EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirements On Hold, Under Review

    New EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirements On Hold, Under Review
    On August 29th, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued a memo to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), stating that recent changes to the EEO-1 form were on an immediate hold pending review by the OIRA.…
  • Sep 1

    DOL Final Rule on Exempt Status Invalidated

    DOL Final Rule on Exempt Status Invalidated
    On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an Order invalidating the Final Rule of the Department of Labor (DOL) finding that it exceeded the DOL’s authority by failing to implement…
Rank this Week: 2569

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://lawfirmcarolinas.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Required E-mail Notice of Collection Proceedings?

    Required E-mail Notice of Collection Proceedings?
    Lawyers get asked about reported cases all the time, but usually what happens in a specific lawsuit isn’t that relevant to parties not involved in the case. That’s because circumstances are different, facts vary, associations are…
  • Aug 31

    How to Help after Hurricane Harvey

    How to Help after Hurricane Harvey
    These blogs often focus on community association issues, whether hot topics, new appellate cases, or proposed federal or state laws. Today there’s a more pressing issue to address—the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.…
  • Aug 30

    Best Lawyers Recognition

    Best Lawyers Recognition
    Two attorneys at Black, Slaughter & Black have been named to the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers recognition is based on peer reviews and client recommendations. Barbara Morgenstern been recognized…
Rank this Week: 2659

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 7

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?
    If you are buying or selling real estate in the state of Illinois, one of the biggest line item dollar amounts will be the real estate tax proration (credit) given by the seller of the property to the buyer. In Illinois, all real estate taxes…
  • Aug 8

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?
    When you are purchasing real estate, property disclosure statements are some of the most important documents that you will receive. Property disclosure statements outline any flaws that the current owners and their real estate agents are…
  • Jun 27

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?
    A lien waiver is a real estate related legal document designed with the intention of rendering the claim of a mechanic lien claimant unenforceable. This is often done in order to allow the transfer of real estate, or as a means of proving a…
Rank this Week: 1612

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: 3004

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 24

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?
    Earlier this month, Florida Power and Light (FPL) was issued a stunning legal defeat when a $1.5 million dollar judgment was issued against the company for breaking a handshake agreement for the purchase of real estate.  A Palm Beach…
Rank this Week: 2217

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

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

http://www.sherin.com/real-estate/
  • Sep 5

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence
    Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a buyer wants not to buy a “pig in a poke.”  (As an aside, do you know the origin of “pig in a…
  • Aug 23

    LeaseCraft – Lease Drafting and Automation Solution

    LeaseCraft – Lease Drafting and Automation Solution
    In accordance with our commitment to delivering efficient and cost effective legal services for our clients, Sherin and Lodgen’s leasing team has established LeaseCraft™, a technology based solution that allows our…
  • Jul 26

    The Law of Lis Pendens in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

    The Law of Lis Pendens in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    If you are involved in a real estate dispute in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, it is important to know the law and procedure for obtaining, attacking, and defending a notice of lis pendens.  A notice, or memorandum, of lis pendens is a…
Rank this Week: 3202

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    La paciencia todo lo alcanza... o eso dicen.

    La paciencia todo lo alcanza... o eso dicen.
    Foto: pixibay.com Me decía un cliente hace unos meses, que no entendía la razón de que se le dieran tantas explicaciones al juez y al fiscal, para solicitar autorización de venta de bien inmueble propiedad de un menor y que los dos…
  • Jul 10

    Sin miedo a la muerte.

    Sin miedo a la muerte.
    Hace ya más de diez años, acudí a la notaría con unos clientes para otorgar sus testamentos. Recuerdo como si fuera ayer el preciso momento en el que, firmadas ya las escrituras, salíamos por la puerta del despacho del Sr. Notario, y…
  • Jun 23

    El "no" de los bancos.

    El "no" de los bancos.
    Tengo encima de la mesa del despacho una docena de expedientes contra bancos, bien por cláusula suelo, bien por gastos de formalización de la hipoteca, bien por ambas causas. Presentadas algunas reclamaciones extrajudiciales por la segunda…
Rank this Week: 4075

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)
    [Note: For background to this post, please read its predecessor here.]After the Motion to Recuse and Vacate discussed in the previous post, the petition for rehearing heaps on many more reasons why the South Carolina Supreme Court should…
  • Sep 2

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare
    In two separate court filings yesterday, the attorneys for Bishop Mark Lawrence, the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and twenty-nine parishes -- who had been told they must hand over their properties to the national Church (ECUSA) and its…
  • Aug 31

    Turnings (II): the Light of Christ Shines in our Newest Christian

    Turnings (II): the Light of Christ Shines in our Newest Christian
    Sunday, August 27, 2017, marked a series of milestones for this Curmudgeon, his wife, his family, and the Christian community of which we are all a part.First of all, it started the countdown to next Sunday, September 3, which will mark the…
Rank this Week: 3006

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Sep 2

    New buy-to-let mortgage lending rules hitting landlords this month

    New buy-to-let mortgage lending rules hitting landlords this month
    Portico’s Regional Director, Mark Lawrinson, comments on the upcoming buy-to-let mortgage changes:  “Under the new rules, if you want to make an application for a buy-to-let-mortgage on a new rental property, the lender…
  • Jul 14

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home
    The following is a guide from a contributor outlining some things to remember when buying your first home:- Owning a home is embedded in the British psyche as one of our main ambitions. Not for us the bias towards renting held by some of our…
  • Apr 14

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?
    As of the 6th April 2017, landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their profits. Instead, they will receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their…
Rank this Week: 1664

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?
    When the government authorizes an eminent domain action regarding your land, the government will make an offer to compensate you for your property. All too often, this offer is grossly inadequate and you have the right to contest the offer…
  • Aug 25

    Pre-condemnation Right to Entry

    Pre-condemnation Right to Entry
    Before a major utility, government, or commercial project, engineers and surveyors may want to come onto the land of any properties that may be affected by the project for budget and calendar planning as well as feasibility determinations.…
  • Aug 18

    When Can the Government Take Your Land?

    When Can the Government Take Your Land?
    When you purchase a home, a farm, a business, or any other type of land, you rightfully should believe that you own that land and no one can simply come and take it away from you. For this reason, many landowners are shocked to learn that the…
Rank this Week: 2211

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

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

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Street Food Gone Upscale

    Street Food Gone Upscale
    “Street Food” has generally referred to prepared food items ready for immediate consumption sold on the street or in a public space from a food cart, food truck or similar moveable station. The connotation was cheaper fast food.…
  • Jun 22

    ‘Lease’ Vega

    ‘Lease’ Vega
    I just returned from the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference in Las Vegas. I participated on a Real Estate Leasing Trends panel with Adam Schwegman, head of the eat/drink department of General…
  • Jun 14

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland
    It has an urban, industrial feel. It has a live DJ. It has a festive atmosphere. It has a patio. And, in addition, to the tacos, gorditas, crunch wraps and chulapas that you’ve come to love and expect, it has beer! It’s the new…
Rank this Week: 3587

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case
    A Florida developer petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a $10 million takings case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection  The developer alleged that the DEP’s denial of a development permit…
  • Aug 28

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie
    NC has announced that the following counties will begin the tax reassessment appraisal process of real properties in January 2018: BEAUFORT COUNTY                  MITCHELL COUNTY CLAY COUNTY…
Rank this Week: 4109

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case
    A Florida developer petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a $10 million takings case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection  The developer alleged that the DEP’s denial of a development permit…
  • Aug 28

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie
    NC has announced that the following counties will begin the tax reassessment appraisal process of real properties in January 2018: BEAUFORT COUNTY                  MITCHELL COUNTY CLAY COUNTY…
Rank this Week: 1995

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 29

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 
    In a prior blog post we reported that a commercial condo unit owner successfully sued the condominium corporation after the corporation registered a lien against his unit for repair costs related to clearing a blockage in the plumbing system.…
  • Aug 22

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence
    Starting November 1, 2017, all condominium managers have 90 days to apply for a licence under the Condominium Management Services Act. There are two classes of licences: a limited licence and a general licence. The Minister of Government and…
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
Rank this Week: 3036

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: 2476

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3062

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!

    ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS!!
    New Law Limiting Your Rights Under Your Policy Goes Into Effect September 1 The Texas Legislature passed a law, effective September 1, called the “Hailstorm Bill.” This new law severely limits your rights under your commercial…
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
Rank this Week: 1921

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 18

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America®  for 2018. Among those, three are members of…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 2822

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Aug 16

    Blended Families And Estate Planning

    Blended Families And Estate Planning
    Estate Planning in a Blended Family In this era of the blended family, there are many challenging legal issues. Separation and remarriage are currently so common in our nation that blended families have mostly turned into the new standard.…
  • Aug 11

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Rebecca S. Koch Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca Koch has joined the firm, effective Aug 1, 2017. Ms. Koch is a skilled and compassionate…
  • Jul 20

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust
    A couple’s revocable living trust can be freely amended during their joint lifetimes.  Amendments can be used to adapt to changes in law, family circumstances, or the couple’s wishes.  However, once the first spouse…
Rank this Week: 2003

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/
  • Aug 16

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?
    As of January 1st of 2017, it has been reported that the total value of real property in Lee County increased for the fifth consecutive year to $105.6 billion (nearly 9% higher than 2016 values). With this year’s Truth in Millage…
  • Jul 28

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right
    What do they have in common? Nothing…except that when I was getting a new set of tires put on my car, I had time to read Murr v. Wisconsin, the recent U.S. Supreme Court 40-page decision in a property rights case involving a regulatory…
  • Jul 26

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word
    It’s an old saying, but it’s true in life and in court, as illustrated in a recent takings decision, Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC, et al. The Town appealed “a multi-million-dollar” judgment on an inverse…
Rank this Week: 2904

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    A rental cap is a mechanism put in place to limit the number or percentage of units which may be rented at any one time in a community.  While not every community needs, wants, or should have a rental cap in place, before you spend the…
  • Jul 20

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval
    Colorado law prohibits associations from adopting rules or regulations that effectively prohibit the installation of solar panels on homeowners’ properties, but associations are allowed to adopt reasonable rules governing such…
  • Jun 16

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!
    Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and, low and behold, homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones?…
Rank this Week: 2891