Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
In This Issue:
Court of Appeals Reverses Gaied “Permanent Place of Abode” Decision; ALJ Holds That Certain Data Processing Services Furnished to Broker-Dealers Are Not the Licensing of Software; Trial Court Allows...more
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY) is seeking an injunction to prevent the City of Richmond, California from using eminent domain powers to seize and refinance more than 600 home loans with outstanding balances...more
OK, I'll admit it. A year ago I thought this whole condemnation-of-underwater-mortgages thing would die off pretty quickly. I predicted we'd never see any large-scale condemnation effort. So far, I've missed badly on the...more
It has become increasingly common in recent years for Florida municipalities to enact local ordinances granting so-called “superpriority” status to liens for municipal assessments. These types of ordinances typically state...more
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that cities cannot create ordinances that subject prior recorded mortgages to their subsequently recorded county or governmental liens, because it conflicts with Florida's state statutes on...more
This month, a new drive for environmental protection of Florida's natural resources began in a big way as the "Florida's Water and Land Legacy" campaign kicked off -- its goal: to insure there is money in the coffers to buy...more
On July 3, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed several banks’ challenge to a Massachusetts city’s foreclosure-related ordinances. Easthampton Savings Bank v. City of Springfield, No. 11-30280,...more
The Minnesota Legislature had a busy week at the Capitol, working to meet their first deadline. The deadline for committees to act favorably on bills in the house of origin is midnight on Friday. Committees must act favorably...more
California Gov, Jerry Brown recently issued his revised budget proposal. In his proposal, Gov. Brown once again targeted the Enterprise Zone program. However, rather than proposing to eliminate the program in its entirety,...more
This is a memo I prepared after researching an eminent domain case in which the State of Texas was taking certain property and paying for it. The problem was that the State didn’t know who to pay. My client had purchased the...more
The Commonwealth Court, in an unreported opinion, has affirmed a decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, which held that a business privilege “flat tax” ordinance passed by Warrington Township did not violate...more
In 2004, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (the “Act”) became law. The law created two distinct regions, the Preservation Area and the Planning Area. Development in the Preservation Area was severely...more
Depending upon who you ask, California’s move to reallocate redevelopment funds is either a raid on constitutionally protected tax increment revenue or another example of fat-cat developers stealing precious local property...more
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