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West Coast Real Estate Update - April 2017 #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Assembly Member Proposes Bill to Limit Abuse of Service Animal Accommodations - As dogs have transitioned from children's backyard playmates to must-have accessories while their owners are shopping or dining,...more

The California Legislature Bites Back in Look Who's Crying Woof, Part II

With alarming frequency, building owners, property managers, apartment owners, restaurants, theaters and shopping malls are confronted with making decisions as to whether a dog is a bona fide “service animal”, an “emotional...more

Regulatory comments due in March & other housing news updates

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Comments on the following HUD and housing related guidance are due this month. HOTMA implementation for Section 8 Voucher Programs – Due March 20, 2017 - On January 18, 2017, HUD issued a proposed rule to implement...more

How HUD Secretary Carson Might Affect Mortgage Lenders

President-elect Donald Trump’s recent decision to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) carries potential implications for mortgage lenders. In accord with Trump’s...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

PFOA Contamination Likely to Spur Legislative Action - The discovery of Perfluorooctanoic Acid contamination in southern Vermont drinking water has prompted legislators to examine whether more action is necessary to...more

CFPB Releases its Third Fair Lending Report to Congress

by Carlton Fields on

On April 28, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB” or “Bureau”), established in 2010 by The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, issued its third Fair Lending Report (the “Report”)...more

CFPB to issue whitepaper on methodology for identifying auto finance discrimination and consider use of advisory opinions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

While Director Cordray’s appearance at the House Financial Services Committee’s hearing on the CFPB’s fifth Semi-Annual Report yesterday was accompanied by the usual dose of political theater, his testimony did yield the...more

U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Examines Disparate Impact Theory in Fair Housing and...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On November 19, 2013, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services conducted a hearing titled "A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory." Under the...more

FIO Focus - November 2013, Issue 43

by Nelson Brown & Co. on

On November 19, 2013, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled "A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory." The hearing covered the use of disparate impact...more

Love in an Elevator?

by Kimberly Brown on

Municipal Codes and public apathy...more

Hawaii, et al., v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, et al.

Brief Amicus Curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, The CATO Institute, and The Center for Equal Opportunity In Support of...U.S. Supreme Court

by Cato Institute on

In the 2000 case of Rice v. Cayetano, the Supreme Court held that a race-based scheme allowing only statutorily defined "Hawaiians" to vote for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs's trustees was unconstitutional. Despite Rice, and...more

In re Timothy Ryan

Petition for Writ of MandamusTexas

by Jason Ryan on

On May 10, 2008, respondent City of El Campo, Texas (the City) will hold an election to fill three at-large city council seats. Among the seven candidates for the three positions are relator Timothy Ryan and non-party Jimmy...more

County of Kauai ex rel. Nakazawa v. Baptiste

Reply Brief for the AppellantsHawaii

by Robert Thomas on

...more

County of Kauai ex rel. Nakazawa v. Baptiste

Opening Brief of AppellantsHawaii

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