RALEIGH'S UDO AND THE CITYWIDE REZONING: What's New and How's it Working?
Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
BB&K's Charity Schiller Discusses CEQA Baseline
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
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REAL PROPERTY UPDATE -
Marketable Record Title Act: right-of-way held by Florida Department of Transportation qualifies for right of way exception under MRTA and remainder of property held in fee by Florida Department...more
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I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SASHA FUNK GRANAI -
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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.
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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
Please see full bulletin for more information....more
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