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Nonresidential Condominium Bill Becomes Law

Last week Governor Rick Scott signed into law SB 440, which became Chapter 2014-14 of Florida Laws. This bill removes the requirements imposed on residential condominiums under the Florida Condominium Act regarding elections...more

Summary of Amendments to RI Foreclosure Mediation Regulation

This alert will discuss the Mediation Law and some of its unanticipated consequences, as well as the latest amendments to Banking Regulation 5. The latest amendments contain helpful clarification and guidance for...more

New Jersey Establishes a Mediation Program for Open Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims, Notice of Which Must Be Provided to...

New Jersey has now joined New York in instituting a voluntary mediation program for insured victims of Superstorm Sandy with “open and unresolved first-party insurance claims.” The program became operative with the issuance...more

New York Promulgates Emergency Mediation Regulation for Storm Sandy Claimants

New York licensed insurers are now required to participate in nonbinding mediations with certain Storm Sandy claimants who have disputed or unresolved claims. Insurers are required to send notices of the mediation option at...more

Dispute Resolution Boards: Understanding Their Form, Function and Benefits

There is a growing trend in Construction leaning towards “preventative law” in the shape of what is referred to as Dispute Resolution Boards (“DRB”), resulting in saving time, project costs, and legal fees both during and...more

Arbitration of Construction Defect Claims Against Developer and General Contractor

Denver District Court orders arbitration of construction defect claims in Glass House Residential Association v. Alta Riverfront LLC et al, no. 2012CV1531....more

Under Construction - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - Letter from the Editor - California Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Provision in Construction Defect Case - Colorado News: Designation of Non-Parties at Fault in Construction Defect Cases...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

Key Calif. Supreme Court Decision for Developers in Resolving Construction Defect Disputes

On August 16, 2012, the California Supreme Court in Pinnacle Museum Tower Association v. Pinnacle Market Development (US), LLC held that arbitration provisions in Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) are enforceable...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

Early Resolution Strategies for Real Estate Disputes

Ever-increasing pressures to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently make it critical to give early consideration to strategies to maximize means for prompt resolution of disputes by settlement or adjudication. By making an...more

Oregon Legislature Changes Non-Judicial Foreclosure Procedures Governor Expected to Sign SB 1552 B Into Law

The Oregon Legislature approved Senate Bill 1552 on March 5, 2012, which will require mortgage lenders to meet new requirements to effectuate a non-judicial foreclosure, including mandatory mediation. Additionally, it will...more

GMA Condo Alert! (2011 Condo Conference edition)

Each of the 1,000+ attendees at the spectacular ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference earlier this month received a complimentary copy of the Conference Edition of our Condo Alert! newsletter in their delegate bag. In case you...more

GMA Condo Alert! (Fall 2011 edition)

This edition of GMA Condo Alert features pieces on: - Complying with the AODA Customer Service Standard; - Unraveling the mystery of mediation....more

The Map of the Iceberg of Toxic Foreclosure/Richard F. Kessler

The inappropriate use of toxic documents which has become the subject of extensive media coverage is only the tip of the iceberg of toxic foreclosure, what some legal experts describe as a fundamentally-flawed and...more

16 Types of Toxic Documents which Impewde Foreclosure

A great deal of media attention has been given to "Robo-signing" where a person improperly signs a document filed in court including forging a notarization or authenticating a debt by affidavit where the affiant has no...more

Collyer Bristow LLP Construction Update

Here is the latest of Collyer Bristow's regular updates on Construction Law. Press Ctrl to click through to the articles. For further information visit www.collyerbristow.com or email Jane Hughes at...more

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