In The Cross-Hairs? Protecting Your Company Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigations and Investors' Mortgage Buyback Claims
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Joint Ventures Solutions, Steve Lear
Accessibility concerns for disabled condo owners
Rules for rewarding 'super' condo board members
Condo Water Invasion: Potential Medical Liability?
How to Deal with Delinquent Condo Board Members
Condo complaints not in writing?
Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes
Real Estate Trends in the Bay Area & Beyond – Interview with Paul Churchill, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Condo Owners
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
The California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling regarding categorical exemptions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reversing a court of appeal decision that would have sharply curtailed the use...more
In its March 2 decision in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley (SC Case No. S201116), the California Supreme Court provides critical guidance to CEQA lead agencies and practitioners regarding the proper...more
This is our second article on the Electronic Communications Code.
A key issue for operators to be aware of when entering into agreements with landowners or occupiers for the siting of telecoms apparatus on their land is...more
Effective January 1, 2015, California law requires real estate brokers and agents to provide their clients and prospective clients with specific new disclosures, including an initial disclosure form regarding the nature of...more
Last week we discussed the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision in Bank of New York v. Carson permitting circuit courts to force a mortgagee to hold a sheriff’s sale. Today we rewind the clock a bit to a decision last December...more
The California Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, No. S201116 (March 2, 2015). The Court’s decision clears up some of the ambiguity that surrounded the...more
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Alleged deceptive marketing by a mortgage lender to veterans was at the heart of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) latest enforcement action. NewDay Financial, LLC, “profited from the...more
The City of Vancouver and Brenhill Developments Ltd. have appealed the January 27, 2014 decision of the BC Supreme Court in Community Association of New Yaletown v Vancouver (City), 2015 BCSC 117 (the Brenhill/New Yaletown...more
On February 25, 2015, the Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change David Heurtel, announced a proposal to modernize the current environmental authorization regime provided...more
Today, the California Supreme Court issued the highly anticipated CEQA decision: Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley. The case addresses whether the "unusual circumstances" exception to CEQA's categorical...more
Texas courts have long taken the position that “[w]hen covered and excluded perils combine to cause an injury, the insured must present some evidence affording the jury a reasonable basis on which to allocate damages.”...more
Residents in public housing are resilient, despite the overwhelming obstacles that they face every day. Public housing has been home to many inspiring stories of success for individuals and families. Put simply, the people of...more
On February 25, 2015, Morgan Stanley announced that it reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Califoirnia, Civil...more
In Hegel v. The First Liberty Insurance Corporation, 2015 U.S. App. Lexis 3024 (11th Cir. Feb. 27, 2015), the Eleventh Circuit reversed summary judgment in favor of the homeowners because the trial court applied an improper...more
Foreclosure/Statute of Limitations: filing date of amended complaint for purposes of statute of limitations relates back to filing date of original complaint – HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Nomura Asset...more
In this Newsletter:
- An Aspect Of Adequacy: Do Traditional Standing Requirements Apply To Statutory Class Actions?
- The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Constantly Shifting Battlefield.
On February 26, the FHFA House Price Index showed that U.S. house prices rose 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. This marked the fourteenth consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally...more
A “split roll” might sound like something you would find in a bakery. But in fact, it is a real property tax concept that has been the subject of a tug-of-war since Proposition 13 was overwhelmingly passed by California...more
States, cities and businesses are banning smoking in more and more places. Can condominium associations do the same by prohibiting residents from lighting up in their own homes? Many American smokers may think that’s...more
Granite State Ins. Co. v. Integrity Structures, LLC, No. C14-5085BHS, 2015 WL 136006 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 9, 2015).
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that an insurer did not act in bad faith...more
When we think of economic development opportunities that lead to greater prosperity, we are likely to think of major employers such as factories, corporate offices, universities or health care centers. ...more
Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims. In an effort to illuminate the UDAAP standards, below is a sampling of some of this week’s UDAAP decisions on the meaning...more
Two recent news stories highlight a possible surge in the development of housing in high cost rental markets like New York and Washington, DC. A New York Times article and NPR story featured approaches to living in small...more
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law AB 125 (2015) ushering in critical reforms for Nevada’s construction defect laws. The law, which the Nevada Legislature passed this past Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, provides crucial...more
The Electronic Communications Code (“Code”) provides statutory rights to telecommunications operators to install and maintain electrical communications apparatus in, over or under land. The principle of the Code is that no...more
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