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Imminence of Harm is Not Required for Recovering Pure Economic Loss for Dangerous Defects

Lack of “imminent risk” does not bar recovery for economic loss arising from a dangerously defective structure, the Alberta Court of Appeal recently held. Typically, courts are reluctant to award lost profits or other...more

2012: Arizona Construction Law Summary

This year has been a busy one so far for legal developments affecting the Arizona construction industry. Here is a brief summary of court cases and legislation of interest....more

New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement

New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement by Bob Marsico on May 30, 2012 The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it has reached a record $2 million settlement with the owners...more

Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) - NEW YORK STATE

As you may know, we audit for compliance with respect to the new TILA loan originator compensation rule. In the course of doing such audits for New York companies, we look for compliance with the Wage Theft Prevention Act...more

Beware Interim Lien Waivers!

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently restored order to the use of interim lien waivers in North Carolina. The Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Wachovia Bank N.A. v. Superior Constr. Corp., COA10-1158, on July...more

How Losing Your Job Impacts Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Yesterday Fox News reported that there was an increase in unemployment in a majority of the states. In this article I want to discuss how losing your job impacts your ability to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. First, one of the...more

Court Decision Illustrates Importance of Having a Clear Written Agreement or Policy on Bonuses and Commissions

A recent decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals shows why it is important to have a clear written agreement or policy on bonuses and commissions. In Kornegay vs. Aspen Asset Group, LLC, a jury found the employer...more

Discretion to Deny Costs and Attorney Fees to FEHA Plaintiffs Rests with the Trial Courts

In a recent California Supreme Court decision, the court determined that trial courts have the discretion to deny costs and attorney fees to a plaintiff alleging violations of the FEHA who recovers damages that could have...more

Effects of a Criminal Conviction on a Real Estate License in California

This article discusses the effects of a criminal conviction on a California real estate license....more

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