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Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
Allen Matkins partner Ray Buddie - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
DPR Construction EVP Eric Lamb - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Shorenstein SVP Todd Sklar - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sares Regis chief development officer Todd Regonini - SF Construction & Development Summit
Hathaway Dinwiddie CEO Greg Cosko - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Is Fracking Safe?
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
John Hunter on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws Relieve Frustration in Construction
Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
I learned the other day that for $3995 I can download nearly a 1000 page report on the climate change industry. The Ah Hah moment was at hand. The President’s promise at his inauguration and then again at the State of the...more
Executive Summary: North Carolina implements “lien agent” law for construction projects.
The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted significant changes to North Carolina's mechanics lien laws. These changes...more
If you are thinking about converting your basement into a secondary suite, there are many benefits. The added value to your home, the extra income from a rental, and the fact that they provide affordable housing to others are...more
In a recent ruling of interest to any company named as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) at a Superfund site anywhere in the country, the Alabama Supreme Court has followed the majority of state courts and held that a...more
The impact of Superstorm Sandy on New Jersey was enormous: nearly 346,000 housing units either destroyed or damaged and 190,000 businesses affected. Sandy demonstrated just how vulnerable to damage much of the low-lying areas...more
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
Market value and marketable title are not synonymous. Dollinger DeAnza Associates v. Chicago Title (6th Dist. 2011) 199 Cal.App.4th 1132 (“Dollinger”), provides an excellent summary of several key cases interpreting what...more
Like a comet which drags a long trail in its wake, large CERCLA cases in federal court often are accompanied by related insurance coverage cases in state court. That is true with the Lower Fox River Superfund Site in...more
In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our...more
The tax time bomb is due to explode. On January 1, 2013, the top estate tax bracket increases from 35% to 55%. The exemption equivalent drops from $5.25 million-$1 million per taxpayer. Tax payers in the California,...more
Since this June the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC”) issued 13 draft regulations for public opinion, paces for insurance companies towards senior housing are further picked up.
Loosened policy for senior...more
In July, Governor Perdue signed two bills into law which make substantial changes to the state’s mechanics lien and bond laws. With respect to private projects, the most significant changes relate to the creation of “Lien...more
On June 11, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 315 (“S.B. 315”) into law. S.B. 315 addresses a wide array of issues and substantially revises the sections of Revised Code 1509 and Revised Code 4906. S.B. 315...more
A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly's 2012 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain bills from...more
The Second Annual Legal Forum at Greenbuild 2011 covered a wide variety of legal issues involved in green building which were presented by more than 10 expert panelists from the US and Canada...more
Oversigt i summarisk form over den nyere praksis vedrørende tilstandsrapporter, bygningssagkyndiges ansvar og ejerskifteforsikringer....more
These standards went into effect on February 23rd, 2011. Be sure to quote your work accordingly!...more
Two weeks ago, a panel from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a District Court decision to require the City of Hazleton, PA, to pay $2.4 million in legal fees to Pedro Lozano, Casa Dominicana of Hazleton Inc.,...more
City of Myrtle Beach has filed suit alleging eleven Hotels have violated city ordinances which might put the City in jeopardy of qualifying for the Federal Flood Insurance program as regulated by FEMA....more
This is an update on the key decisions in South Carolina concerning Construction Law.
Mechanics liens, contract, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, litigations,...more
This paper analyzes the land administration policies in Ghana to determine what the impact on the real estate sector has been. Additionally, this paper will briefly analyze title insurance in the United States market and...more
COBRA Premium Subsidy Extended
On Saturday, December 19, 2009, President Obama signed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2009 (the “Act”). Attached to the Act was an expected extension of...more
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently revised its Flood Insurance Rate Map with respect to the designation of Special Flood Hazard Areas and base flood elevation requirements. The purpose of a Flood...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Allstate's green data center video
*Green Building Focus
..AIA examines green building status
..LEED-EB may grow exponentially
*Coolwall coating wins top award
*Green building demand up in South...more
Article discussing recent case from BC Court of Appeal where City and Utility Company were held liable for a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian for negligent placement of a telephone poll.
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