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Joint Venturer May Be Partner By Estoppel

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

Governor Yellen Addresses Bank Director Removal Over Foreclosure Practices; Lawmakers Press Regulators On Independent Foreclosure...

On November 18, Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen responded to a recent inquiry by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) seeking more details about the Federal Reserve Board’s process for determining whether bank officers...more

Federal Court Allows FDIC D&O Suit Involving Business Judgment Rule To Proceed

On November 14, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia denied motions to dismiss filed by former officers and directors of a failed federal thrift who allegedly contributed to the bank’s collapse...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

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

Federal Court Dismisses Fannie Mae Shareholders’ Subprime Suit Against Underwriters, Allows Claims to Proceed Against Fannie Mae,...

On August 30, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on multiple motions to dismiss filed in four consolidated cases pending against Fannie Mae, certain former officers, and several banks, related...more

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

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

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"

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

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?

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

Small Business & Bankruptcy: Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney

Many dream of the day when they can start their own business. Unfortunately for some once the dream finally happens it ends all too soon. I am seeing many businesses that were quite successful for a number of years who have...more

United Kingdom: damages for interference with property rights

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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