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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Ethics Laws and the Importance of Transparency for Public Officials
Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
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
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Is Fracking Safe?
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
John Hunter on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards 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
Earlier today, I posted about the political difficulties inherent in reforming flood insurance programs to avoid subsidizing those who choose to live in coastal areas subject to flooding. When even Democratic legislators...more
On Friday June 14, 2013, at 12:59 a.m., on the 152nd day of the regular legislative session, the 51st Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die, or “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.” Generally, except...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
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
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
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
Oversigt i summarisk form over den nyere praksis vedrørende tilstandsrapporter, bygningssagkyndiges ansvar og ejerskifteforsikringer....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
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
In this Real Estate Tip:
*Are you using the best title insurance form?
*Consider Switching to the 2006 Policy
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