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Money, Dirt and Steel: Spring 2016 Newsletter

by Williams Mullen on

A snapshot of noteworthy cases from the Spring terms of the North Carolina appellate courts related to lending practices, property rights and construction in North Carolina - Money - FORECLOSURE: - Lender...more

Examining Denver’s new construction defect reform ordinance

by Snell & Wilmer on

Construction defect reform is a hot-button issue in Colorado. This is especially true along the booming Front Range, where rapidly increasing population has driven the prices of renting and buying property a mile high....more

The New UK Oil and Gas Authority Issues An Urgent Call To Action

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The nascent UK Oil and Gas Authority (“OGA”), has issued an urgent Call to Action report setting out the main risks facing the UK oil and gas industry: insufficient profitablity leading to pre-mature asset decommissioning and...more

Mediation at an Impasse: Attorneys’ Fees near $700K in Jacksonville Beach Case

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Late last year, a federal court in Florida issued a decision in favor of Church of Our Savior, which wished to build a place of worship on Beach Boulevard (“Property”) in Jacksonville Beach, Florida....more

Construction E-Note - September 2014

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Arbitration Panel Misconstrues Contractor Licensing Law: Court Allows Decision to Stand - Expect New Sports Stadiums - as Long as They Make Money for the State - OSHA Proposes New Injury...more

Boston Stripped of Surrounding Community Status for Wynn Project

by Goodwin on

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”) stripped Boston of its status as a “surrounding community” for the proposed Wynn casino. While initially the Commission appeared to agree with Boston that the Commission...more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Decide Wynn Agreement With Boston

by Goodwin on

In the race for eastern Massachusetts’ sole casino license, Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts attempted negotiating Surrounding Community Agreements with the City of Boston. The agreements are designed to compensate surrounding...more

Appellate Notes: Week of April 18th

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Welcome to our Supreme and Appellate Court summaries webpage. On this page, I provide abbreviated summaries of decisions from the Connecticut appellate courts which highlight important issues and developments in Connecticut...more

Abstention Trumps Arbitration In Tenth Circuit

The Tenth Circuit this week refused to consider a plaintiff’s substantive arguments about its right to arbitrate because it found abstention was appropriate under the Colorado River doctrine. D.A. Osguthorpe Family P’ship v....more

Environmental Update - Michigan Environmental News November/December 2012

by Varnum LLP on

In This Issue: - Michigan Passes Groundwater Well Dispute Statute - Again - EPA Pushes Back on Stormwater Discharges from Logging Roads - Storage Tank Program Undergoes Changes - Sierra Club Ready to Sue on...more

On Stream - Spring 2012

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this issue: - International arbitration and the efficient management of complex oil and gas disputes...1 - Russian legal developments...2 - Shale gas exploration in Poland ...4 - Conversion or upgrade of...more

City Councils Impose Greater Liability on Mortgagees and Securitization Trustees

by Dechert LLP on

The city council of Springfield, Massachusetts recently approved ordinances relating to (i) mortgagee and securitization trustee liability for the maintenance of vacant residential real property or real property in...more

Tips and Tricks for Attorneys to Use Google Maps and Google Earth

by Cogent Legal on

You’ve probably used Google Maps for driving directions. But have you tried using it for your case? From a litigation standpoint, there is no quicker and easier way to start building useful demonstratives for your client than...more

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Two Bills Providing Moderate CEQA Improvements

Senate Bill ("SB") 1456, authored by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), and Assembly Bill ("AB") 231, authored by Assembly Member Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills), were signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September...more

2010 South Carolina Constrution Law Update

by William Watkins on

This is an update on the key decisions in South Carolina concerning Construction Law. Mechanics liens, contract, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, litigations,...more

Land Use Mediation

by Ed Johnson on

Mediation has proven to be a better alternative to litigation. It saves time, money, and gets better results. This PowerPoint presentation shows how mediation can be applied to land use planning to achieve similar results....more

California Appellate Courts Continue to Limit Alternative Dispute Resolution for Developers

by Allen Matkins on

Within the past month, two cases decided by the California Appellate Court have ruled against arbitration and judicial reference provisions in home builder sales documents. The two cases were decided based on different legal...more

Real Estate Tip

by Allen Matkins on

Real Estate Tip: *Errors in arbitration clause expose developer to significant costs: Fourth District refuses to enforce arbitration clause in construction defect action *Arbitration clause Do's and Don'ts Please see...more

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