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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

California to Consider Significant Change to Eminent Domain Law Regarding a Condemnee's Right to Recover Litigation Expenses

by Nossaman LLP on

On February 9, 2017, California Assembly Member Phillip Chen (a Republican from the 55th district) introduced Assembly Bill 408 (AB 408). AB 408 is styled as an “act to amend Section 1250.410 of the Code of Civil Procedure...more

Dissecting the Proffer Reform Bill

by Williams Mullen on

Virginia Code § 15.2-2303.4, the Proffer Reform Bill, went into effect on July 1, 2016. The bill was an effort by the Virginia General Assembly to overhaul localities’ proffer programs. ...more

Law Alert: Villasenor v. Evans

Notice of Claim Statute Applies to Elected Official - In this case, the court of appeals confirmed that the notice of claim statute applies to elected officials. Villasenor was a consultant and lobbyist for a developer...more

NYC Expands Scope of Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Background - In 2002, Mayor Bloomberg signed the New York City Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act ("DBSWPA" or "Act") into law. The DBSWPA significantly affects companies' labor and employment...more

Difficulties Foreclosing in Massachusetts

by Murtha Cullina on

Foreclosing a mortgage in Massachusetts can be a pain. Among the many, very technical requirements, a foreclosing mortgagee must be able to prove that it is the holder, or the authorized representative of the holder, of the...more

Florida Attorney General Announces Plan to Distribute $300,000,000 in Foreclosure Settlement Proceeds: News Release of the Week

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

A few weeks ago, we discussed the fight between Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Legislature over $334,000,000 that came to Florida as part of its settlement deal with the five Big Banks in the national...more

Cherryland and Peaches: State Politicians' Efforts to Protect Bad Boys Garner Mixed Results

by Dechert LLP on

A few weeks ago Crunched Credit previewed a (now enacted) bit of Michigan legislation entitled the “Nonrecourse Mortgage Loan Act”, which, in fewer than 800 words, seeks to ringfence recourse guarantors’ assets from attack in...more

Stormchaser Legislation and Mechanic’s Liens

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

April 17 marks the end of legislators’ per diem, but session will continue beyond that date as budget and property tax negotiations continue. Progress has been made however, with most budget bills being assigned to conference...more

Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Eminent Domain: Cons and Pros

by Sands Anderson PC on

The proposed eminent domain constitutional amendment is pending at the 2012 Virginia General Assembly.  See 2012′s bills on the amendment, HJ 3 and SJ 3.  If these...more

Florida Foreclosure Process Moving Out of the Courts If Governor Scott's Plan Okayed by Florida Legislature: Misses the Bigger...

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

Right now, the State of Florida is one of many states requiring lenders seeking to foreclose on a property for nonpayment of a mortgage note to do so via a formal legal process. A lawsuit must be filed. An official order...more

Six Years of Separation: Life After Kelo

by Miller Starr Regalia on

It has been just over six years since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark takings ruling in Kelo v. City of New London. The court's widely publicized and mostly criticized ruling found that the City of New...more

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