A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Six weeks ago, I wrote about California Assembly Bill 624 and the Appraisal Institute’s effort to change California law that presently requires all licensed appraisers to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional...more
The Fiscal Year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee has proposed critical markups to the Year 2016 Appropriations Bill. One of the most dramatic funding cuts all but...more
Thank you for your readership. The First Regular Session of the 127th Legislature is nearing its end. For now, the Legislature has adjourned but plans to reconvene on July 16. As the pace of legislative developments is now...more
On June 9, Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV) signed into law AB 480, which revises existing law concerning the licensing and regulation of escrow agents and escrow agencies. The law also authorizes a wholesale lender from...more
Indiana allows taxpayers to correct certain property tax assessment mistakes using a Form 133 Petition for Correction of an Error. In Muir Woods, Inc. v. Marion County Assessor (June 18, 2015), the Indiana Tax Court held...more
Responding to perceived abuses in condominium terminations, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2015-175, amending the termination provisions of the Condominium Act. This statute clears up certain problems experienced...more
On May 18, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law, putting restrictions on the ability of municipalities to regulate the oil and gas industry in their jurisdictions. Because the bill passed both the...more
The Nevada Legislature recently passed a bill intended, in part, to address issues resulting from the Nevada Supreme Court’s decision that a homeowners association lien is a true super-priority lien that, if foreclosed,...more
In this Guide:
- Taxes (Article XIII C)
- Assessments, Fees and Charges (Article XIII D)
- Assessments (Article XIII D, Sections 4 And 5)
- Property-Related Fees and Charges (Article XIII D,...more
On May 27, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law S.B. 242, enacting the Payday Lender Best Practices Act. The legislation requires payday and similar lenders to use various specified best practices – advocated by the...more
New Florida Law Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure -
On June 2, 2015, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into a law a new statute titled "Termination of rental agreement upon foreclosure," which became effective upon...more
Governor Mary Fallin signed SB-377 on May 12, amending provisions relating to the Oklahoma SAFE Act (the Act). The amendment clarifies the Act by adding references to “mortgage lenders” and “servicing” throughout the Act and...more
For more than two decades, each and every Congress has considered and adopted wide-ranging financial services legislation that has significantly altered the legal and regulatory landscape governing financial institutions in...more
A bipartisan group of 255 members of Congress have sent a letter to the CFPB seeking a grace period for enforcement of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule which becomes effective on August 1, 2015. They ask for...more
It appears the state assembly is trying to get California back on the redevelopment wagon…again. (For a brief history lesson on redevelopment, see below.) Assembly Bill 2 (AB2), which passed the assembly earlier this month,...more
FIRPTA real estate tax reform continues its momentum with the recent release of bill text for H.R. 2128, the latest House bill introduced by Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and J Crowley (D-NY). In connection with the filing of the...more
At its recently-concluded 2015 Regular Session, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation which will significantly affect those persons who deal with potential mechanic’s lienors. The revision to section 43-3 of the...more
Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee have released a regulatory relief bill intended to be an alternative to the bill released by Senator Richard Shelby. While Senator Shelby’s bill is entitled the “Financial Regulatory...more
In This Issue:
- Construction Contract Claims Against a Third-Party Lender? The Unforeseen Consequences of a Standard Practice:
For those of us who commonly represent lenders, there is nothing more unsettling...more
On May 12, 2015 Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) released a draft of a regulatory reform bill entitled the Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015. The draft bill addresses various residential mortgage lending issues, a...more
Republican Congressman Steve Pearce and Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman have introduced a bill in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2213) that would provide lenders with a temporary safe harbor from enforcement of the...more
If you thought you knew the decades-old Georgia requirements for attesting a security instrument or recording a deed under power, think again. These basic rules are changing on July 1, 2015, and the changes are expected to...more
Georgia legislature warms up to solar panels, gets protective of coastal marshes, withdraws support for electric cars, and sacrifices LEED certifications in favor of jobs.
April 2, 2015 marked final adjournment of the 2015...more
On March 14, 2015, the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold a hearing on “TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure: Examining the Costs and Benefits of Changes to the Real Estate...more
On April 28, the CFPB published its third annual report to Congress on its fair lending activities. Among other developments, the report highlights the following key supervision and enforcement priorities taken by the Bureau...more
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