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Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Decide Wynn Agreement With Boston

In the race for eastern Massachusetts’ sole casino license, Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts attempted negotiating Surrounding Community Agreements with the City of Boston. The agreements are designed to compensate surrounding...more

Appellate Notes: Week of April 18th

Welcome to our Supreme and Appellate Court summaries webpage. On this page, I provide abbreviated summaries of decisions from the Connecticut appellate courts which highlight important issues and developments in Connecticut...more

Abstention Trumps Arbitration In Tenth Circuit

The Tenth Circuit this week refused to consider a plaintiff’s substantive arguments about its right to arbitrate because it found abstention was appropriate under the Colorado River doctrine. D.A. Osguthorpe Family P’ship v....more

City Councils Impose Greater Liability on Mortgagees and Securitization Trustees

The city council of Springfield, Massachusetts recently approved ordinances relating to (i) mortgagee and securitization trustee liability for the maintenance of vacant residential real property or real property in...more

California Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument for December 2010

The California Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument in three civil cases for hearing in Los Angeles in December 2007. Cortez v. Abich, which will address the extent of the household domestic service exception to...more

Real Estate Tip

Real Estate Tip: *Errors in arbitration clause expose developer to significant costs: Fourth District refuses to enforce arbitration clause in construction defect action *Arbitration clause Do's and Don'ts Please see...more

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