News & Analysis as of

Business Torts Business Organization Residential Real Estate

Read Business Torts updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:

Piercing The Corporate Veil Takes More Than Just Fraud By The Individual

Many of us have endured the nightmare of a disastrous home renovation or at least enjoyed Tom Hanks in The Money Pit (How long? Two weeks, of course). Well imagine spending half a million dollars, not for a new and improved...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Federal Reserve Releases First Determination of Aggregate Consolidated Liabilities of all Financial Companies - On July 1, the Federal Reserve Board released its first determination of the aggregate consolidated...more

Joint Venturer May Be Partner By Estoppel

by Allen Matkins on

Benjamin Disraeli is often credited with saying “With words we rule men”. I haven’t found a source for that particular quotation. Even if he never uttered or wrote those words, I like the quote and the idea that the former...more

Muddying the Waters on Policy Stacking Law: Perspectives on Insurance Recovery Newsletter – Summer 2013

In This Issue: - Federal Housing Finance Agency Proposes New Rules on Lender-Placed Insurance - J.P. Morgan Decision Curtails the Phantom “Restitution Defense” to D&O Coverage - Bad-Faith Claims...more

Mississippi Court Holds D&O Policy Not Triggered By Real Estate Scheme

In its recent decision in State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Anderson, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57837 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 23, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi had occasion to consider...more

MARYLAND TITLE COMPANY CAN BE LIABLE IN NEGLIGENCE FOR TITLE SEARCH ERRORS

by Harry Levy on

Does a title company owe a tort duty of care to its customer when conducting a title search? And, if such a duty exists and is breached, is a title insurance company vicariously liable for the title company’s negligent title...more

Can formatting and font size in your contracts create liability? You bet.

by Seth Hinkley on

Can formatting and font size in your contracts create liability? You bet. Believe it or not, the wrong font size and type style in a contract can get you into legal hot water. Here are a few examples from Texas law that...more

What Subscription Agreements Should Contain – Bruce E. Methven

The investor subscription agreement is the third major document used in private placement securities offerings, along with the investor questionnaire and the private placement memorandum or PPM. A number of provisions...more

Points to Consider for Your Private Placement Memorandum

A private placement memorandum or PPM is the main information document for potential investors. It’s like a business plan on steroids, adding required and recommended details and legal language for an offering. It goes by...more

Construction Oberview: Maryland Court of Appeals Rules that Consumer Protection Act Applies to Condominium Resale Disclosures

by Baker Donelson on

In a unanimous opinion filed on April 30, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals has established that provisions of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act apply to the information contained in a condominium resale certificate. The...more

Daily Report Article - "HOAs can decide rules enforcement"

by Eric Coleman on

Eleven-year-old case ends with Summary Judgment in favor of the association. Gwinnett County judge says homeowners associations may choose not to intervene in disputes over covenants....more

CFPB Issues S.A.F.E. Act Examination Procedures

by Jonathan Foxx on

On March 7, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance regarding examination procedures pertaining to compliance with the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act or...more

Should I Put My Primary Residence Into A Limited Liability Company?

by Maureen O'Leary Guth on

Multiple member limited liability companies (“LLCs”) can be very useful tools for achieving asset protection . For this reason, individuals sometimes consider transferring their primary residence into an LLC. ...more

United Kingdom: damages for interference with property rights

by Druces LLP on

Following up on her recent article on the grant of an injunction to enforce property rights, Michelle Farmer of Druces LLP's property litigation department examines a recent High Court decision where damages were awarded in...more

United Kingdom: Court orders removal of building works infringing rights to light

by Druces LLP on

A recent High Court decision in England and Wales has demonstrated the Courts' willingness to order the removal of completed building works built in contravention of neighbouring property rights. In many such cases previously...more

What Business Owners Need to Know about Terms and Conditions.

by Christopher Cali on

In this article I give some tips to business owners on how important terms and conditions are in their sales or services contracts....more

LinkedIn Business Development Checklist

by Larry Bodine on

There are 1.3 million lawyers on LinkedIn as of December 2009, and if you're not one of them, you're missing out on a huge business development opportunity. This checklist takes you through how to Create your profile,...more

False financial statements are forever

by James J. Falcone on

Presenting false financial information to qualify for a loan, lease, or other purpose may have no legal consequences if the provider lives up to the agreement. But if the deal goes sour,the statements can reappear and result...more

WE HAVE TO STOP THEM! Restraining Orders in Business Cases

by Timothy Warner on

In many business disputes, it is simply not enough for a party to file a Complaint and await a trial, a year or more later, in the hopes of obtaining relief. When faced with an immediate, irreparable harm, a party’s only...more

19 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1
Cybersecurity

Follow Business Torts Updates on:

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.