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If A Tree Falls In The City, Is It Serving A Public Purpose?

Today’s posting has nothing to do with corporate law and everything to do with trees. On November 30 and December 1, 2011, the City of Pasadena experienced an unusually violent windstorm. Wind speeds in excess of 100 miles...more

Another Nail in the Public Nuisance Litigation Coffin: The 9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of the Kivalina Claims

On Friday, in Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil,the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have sounded the death knell for public nuisance litigation concerning the impacts of climate change, affirming dismissal of the...more

New Westchester County NY - Application for Index Number

As of January 17, 2012, the following case types must be commenced electronically via the NYSCEF System in Westchester County: • Article 75 (arbitration) • Commercial, including Commercial Division eligible • Consumer...more

A New Front in Financial Institution Scrutiny — Treble Damage Threat Against HUD Lenders Based on Alleged Program-Level Failures

The Department of Justice has served notice that it intends to take aggressive action – and seek billion-dollar recoveries – against banks and residential mortgage lenders on a new front for conduct it alleges amounts to...more

Huntsville Air Show 2008 Sued for 5-Year-Old Boy's Wrongful Death

The family of Josiah Miller, a 5-year-old boy who was killed at the 2008 Air Show at the Huntsville International Airport, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the organizers of the air show, the Huntsville-Madison...more

Real Estate News Alert- Volume 19, Number 3 - January 2009

Can bad cases ever make good law? Maybe in the case of homeowners Richard Treanor and Carolynn Bissett who were criminally prosecuted under the Solar Shade Control Act (“SSCA”) because their pre-existing trees cast shadows...more

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