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Supreme Court Broadens Scope for Housing Discrimination Claims

Beneficial intent will not shield lenders and other financial services companies from discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), according to a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court. Specifically,...more

Legal Considerations for Homebuilder Franchises

When you think of a “franchise” you probably think of fast food restaurants, car dealerships and gas stations; not homebuilders. Nevertheless, homebuilder franchises are becoming more and more popular. ...more

CFPB Issues Proposal To Facilitate Access To Credit In Rural And Underserved Areas

On January 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed several changes to its mortgage rules to facilitate lending in rural and underserved areas. The proposed rule would increase the number of financial...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending January 30, 2015

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Restrictive Covenants: restrictive covenant providing that an ostentatious site feature, which “may be offensive to adjacent neighbors is unacceptable” was improperly interpreted by architectural...more

Recorded Documents: Who Loses When A Document Is Not Properly Indexed?

Agin v. Dookhan (In re Hultin), 516 B.R. 190 (Bankr. D. Mass. 2014) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid a transfer of the debtor’s real property using his “strong arm” powers based on an argument that the deed...more

Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule

On October 22, coordinated by the Department of Treasury, six federal agencies – the Board of Governors, HUD, FDIC, FHFA, OCC, and SEC – approved a final rule requiring sponsors of securitized transactions, such as...more

Alabama Tax Developments: 2012 Year in Review

Our final Alabama SALT Bulletin of 2012 summarizes the major legislative, judicial, and administrative developments affecting Alabama taxpayers with respect to income, transaction, and property taxes. The spring 2012...more

Infobytes - August 17 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK - FEDERAL ISSUES - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY Excerpt From Federal Issues: CFPB...more

China Commercial Real Estate and Senior Housing & Care Insight--May Edition

In a recent published China Real Estate Investment Handbook from Deloitte, we find for the first time its outlook on the Chinese senior housing market. The report analyses the regulatory environment and business models very...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 3, Issue 6 - June 2012

In This Issue: ALJ Holds New Resident’s Gain on Sale of Former Connecticut Home is Subject to New York Income Tax; Tribunal Reinstates Peter Madoff Petition; Banking Department’s Definition of “Gross Income” Not Properly...more

Alabama Tax Developments: 2011 Year in Review

Our final Alabama SALT Bulletin of 2011 summarizes the major legislative, judicial, and administrative developments affecting Alabama taxpayers with respect to income, transaction and property taxes. The Spring 2011...more

Georgia Voters Approve Sweeping Overhaul of the State’s Restrictive Covenant Law

On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters approved an amendment to the Constitution of Georgia authorizing new legislation that dramatically changes the State’s restrictive covenant law. As Georgia business owners are well aware,...more

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