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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
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Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
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Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
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Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
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On March 25, 2013, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon issued a decision which found the California Department of Insurance’s regulation on estimating replacement costs for homeowners insurance to be invalid. The...more
On December 11, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California refused to preempt under the National Bank Act claims that a mortgage lender breached its contract by force-placing a backdated flood insurance...more
We are often asked by condominium corporations whether an appeal of Tarion’s final decision letter will prevent them from commencing a separate civil action with respect to the same deficiencies....more
On December 13, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District held that the HUD servicing requirements were incorporated by reference into the borrowers’ FHA deed of trust and served as conditions precedent...more
The Ninth Circuit recently sided with a loan servicer who was sued by a borrower for failing to provide him with the loan owner’s information. In Gale v. First Franklin Loan Services et al., 686 F.3d 1055 (9th Cir. 2012),...more
A condominium developer has garnered a significant victory in a dispute with a buyer as the result of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit....more
This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will issue four more civil opinions on Friday morning to close out 2012. The upcoming decisions deal with issues as diverse as res judicata and absolute immunity,...more
On December 17, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced a lawsuit on behalf of four insolvent credit unions against a mortgage securitizer in which the agency alleges violations of federal and state...more
On December 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that letters sent by two borrowers challenging the monthly payment due on their mortgage loan were not “qualified written requests” and therefore did not...more
On December 3, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed SB 2156, which authorizes lenders to bring summary actions to foreclose mortgages on vacant and abandoned residential properties, and grants state courts the authority...more
The Respondent City of Berkeley and Real Parties (Kapors) filed their joint Reply Brief on the Merits in the California Supreme Court in a much-watched categorical exemption case, Berkeley Hillside Preservation, et al. v....more
One month from now, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Case No. 11-1447, styled Coy A. Koontz, Jr., Petitioner v. St. Johns River Water Management District, Respondent (read the docket here). We've...more
Following the widespread destruction caused by “Superstorm Sandy,” the governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency and issued numerous emergency executive orders and directives. Some of these orders have...more
On October 26, the District of Columbia enacted, on an emergency basis, Bill 914, which extends to borrowers that receive a defective notice of default on a residential mortgage the same protections that apply with regard to...more
On October 18, Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the Central District of California denied Countrywide’s motion to dismiss an action brought by the Federal Housing Finance Authority seeking relief in connection with purchases by...more
In Preserve Wild Santee v. City of Santee, the court immersed itself in an EIR’s evaluation of the impacts of a large residential project proposing 1,395 homes and 1,400 acres of open space preserve. The court upheld the...more
There is no question that the federal government’s Section 8 housing assistance rent subsidy provides an invaluable safety net to impoverished, elderly, and disabled members of our community. The Department of Housing and...more
A public entity that sought to condemn property that would result in elimination of a roadway easement to another property was not required to condemn additional private property to replace the road because the affected...more
On September 18, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts decertified a class of borrowers who allege that their mortgage lender violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act by allowing...more
A few weeks ago, the California Court of Appeal issued an interesting unpublished decision detailing a long, drawn-out eminent domain battle in Riverside County. I haven't blogged about it yet because, well to be honest, it...more
On May 20, 2009, a new day dawned for renters. A new federal law was enacted which protected tenants when the property they leased or rented as a residence was sold at foreclosure. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act...more
Once lauded by the Harvard Business Review as a “Breakthrough Idea of 2010,” the promise of an innovative financing method for residential renewable energy and energy conservation retrofits under Property Assessed Clean...more
Following up on previous posts (see February and May archives), the City of Berkeley Respondents and the Kapors (Real Parties in Interest) filed their joint 80-page opening brief on the merits on July 27 in Berkeley Hillside...more
Real property receivers are most commonly appointed at the request of secured creditors who are often charged with the expenses of the receivership. However, secured creditors are not the only parties who may petition for the...more
On July 16, 2012, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, issued a decision in favor of the taxpayers in Cain v. Hamer, 2012 Ill. App. (1st) 112833. Reed Smith’s state tax attorneys represented the taxpayers in Cain....more
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