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Maryland establishes tort duty of care for title companies

On January 29, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a decision that your title company can now be sued for negligent title searching, and for preparation of an incorrect or incomplete title commitment. This duty of...more

Buyer Beware: Court Decision Highlights Importance of Performing Careful Diligence

In Princes Point LLC v. AKRF Engineering, P.C., No. 601849/2008 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Jul. 13, 2012), Judge Charles Edward Ramos granted a motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claims of fraud, negligent...more

Litigation: Broker Commission & Unjust Enrichment; Village Road vs. Private Road

New York Case Law Summaries for July 30, 2012 include New York Court of Appeals decisions on 1) a broker suing to recover a commission and for unjust enrichment; and 2) a village attempting to convert a road to public use...more

What is the measure of damages caused by negligent professional opinion on zoning by an architect?

Architect, negligent on zoning opinion, not liable for cost of making property comply.

Plaintiff Developer hired defendant architect for advice, among other things, regarding the zoning requirements and restrictions on a certain property in Manhattan. The architect advised that the developer would be permitted...more

Commercial Real Estate - Setting the stage for Landlord and Tenant Negotiations

It’s been said that “all the world’s a stage,” and it seems that even when it comes to commercial lease negotiations, the old idiom rings true. Real estate negotiation tactics should be approached in a manner that establishes...more

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