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Borrowers' Counsel Can Be Sanctioned over Frivolous Complaints in Foreclosure and Eviction Proceedings, Michigan Court Holds

A Michigan appellate court recently held that a borrower's counsel could be sanctioned for filing a complaint for the purpose of delaying foreclosure or eviction. In Edgett v. Flagstar Bank, after multiple reviews of the...more

Supreme Court Issues Decision in Law v. Siegel, Eliminating Ability to Impose Surcharge on Exempt Property Unless Explicitly...

On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Law v. Seigel, Case No. 12-5196, 571 U.S. ___ (2014) holding that the bankruptcy court used its equitable powers in contravention of Bankruptcy Code section...more

Second Circuit Rules on False Name Exception Under FDCPA

In a split decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a creditor can be held liable for sending letters using a law firm’s letterhead when plaintiffs alleged that the substance of the...more

10 Days to Launch Your Client Development Efforts: Day 10

Today is the last day of our 10 Days to launch your client development efforts. I hope you have actually done something each of the 10 days based on what you have read. Day 10 is really pretty simple, I want you to focus...more

Controlling the Idiot in the Deal

When I was a young man starting in business I read the book “Winning Through Intimidation” by Robert J. Ringer. The book, though denounced by some at the time, was not really about intimidating people, but of not being...more

ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills

ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills The scale of attorney malfeasance in connection with the foreclosure crisis is enormous. Whether attorneys knowingly filed false documents or simply failed to...more

Who's Who in the Sectional Title Zoo - Nov 2012

People in a sectional title complex need to be familiar with the different groupings of parties running the complex...more

Sectional Forum's Body Corporate Trustees Pack - Nov 2012

Sectional Forum's Body Corporate Trustees Pack...more

Alan Levy Attorneys & Conveyancers Estate Agents Handbook - Code of Conduct - Nov 2012

An Estate Agents Guide to the Correct Code of Conduct regarding the following: General duty to protect the public’s interest; Mandates; Duty to disclose; Duty not to make misrepresentations of false statements or to...more

Section, Exclusive Use Area, Common Property. Which is it? - Nov 2012

When faced with a challenge in a Sectional Title Scheme, involving a part of the property or building, often the first question to be answered is whether the particular part concerned is a Section, Exclusive Use Area or...more

One of the Most Important Steps In Any Construction or Injury Case

During my years of litigation, and equally so now in the field of litigation graphics, I became convinced of the importance of inspecting whatever items and locations that a case revolves around in order to visualize and then...more

Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers [Video]

Oct. 18 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is considering a plan to grant unprecedented legal immunity to mortgage lenders....more

Graphics to Help You Better Build Your Construction Case

In construction litigation, almost every description—from Aggregate, Beater Bars and Canusa wraps, to Wonderboard, Yokes and Z-bars—involves specialized language of the trade that must be made understandable. Visual aids...more

Task Force on Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Stellar Inaugural Year

Originally published in The Brief, Volume 41, Number 4, Summer 2012. TIPS Chair Randy Aliment’s 2011–2012 theme is Disaster Preparedness and Response. The Disaster Preparedness and Response Task Force was formed in...more

Levy Interest and Administration Charges Resolution - Jun 2012

Levy Interest and Administration Charges Resolution - June 2012...more

Alan Levy Attorneys' Lease Agreement between a Body Corporate and an Owner in respect of the leasing of Common Property by the...

Alan Levy Attorneys' Lease Agreement between a Body Corporate and an Owner in respect of the leasing of Common Property by the Body Corporate to an Owner...more

How to Create the Most Effective Demonstratives for Real Estate Cases

At Cogent Legal, real estate and land use cases are among our favorite to support. They can offer up rich and tangible imagery to shape for jury scrutiny. Not surprisingly, trial teams for such cases, on occasion, come to us...more

OPERATING EXPENSE CLAUSES IN COMMERCIAL LEASES: The Capital Expenses Exclusion

Our last note highlighted the importance of effectively negotiating exclusions to Operating Expenses and offered examples of some exclusions that, if not properly negotiated, can significantly impact the tenant’s bottom line....more

The Consumer Protection Act - Landlords' Classical Questions - Jan 2012

Landlords' Classical Questions on The Consumer Protection Act...more

The Consumer Protection Act - Tenants' Classical Questions - Jan 2012

Tenants' Classical Questions on the Consumer Protection Act...more

PAIA Downloads for Home Owners' Associations - Nov 2011

The Guide to PAIA submissions for Home Owners’ Associations...more

PAIA Downloads for Body Corporates - Nov 2011

The Guide to PAIA submissions for Body Corporates...more

Congress Goes After Infamous Foreclosure Mill Fraud Firm Steven Baum

On November 4, 2011, Congress' Committee on Oversight and Reform's Ranking Member Elijah Cummings demands infamous foreclosure Mill Steven Baum to produce documents because Congress is investigating his alleged "improper or...more

UK REITs: A New Dawn

UK Real Estate Investment Trusts (UK REITs) were introduced by the Finance Act 2006 to give investors a tax-efficient way of getting exposure to commercial property. This special tax regime came into force on 1 January 2007...more

Taxing Times: HMRC set to fine firms £3,000 for "assisting in preparation of incorrect SDLT returns"

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has announced that it intends to start imposing the maximum penalty of £3,000 in respect of online and paper SDLT returns under section 96 of the Finance Act...more

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