Construction Lien Law: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company
RALEIGH'S UDO AND THE CITYWIDE REZONING: What's New and How's it Working?
When to file a lis pendens--Martin Desmery, Partridge Snow & Hahn
The Pierce Atwood Environmental and Land Use Practice Group is pleased to provide the 2015 Summary of Key Maine Environmental Legislation enacted or carried over in the First Regular Session of Maine's 127th Legislature...more
Negligent security provided by property owners is all too common and can cause significant injuries to innocent and unsuspecting people.
In Florida, property owners and occupiers must exercise reasonable care to maintain...more
Property owners should not rely on courts to uphold equitable estoppel claims against local agencies to establish an entitlement to an existing use of property. Under the doctrine of equitable estoppel, a public agency may be...more
It would be unfair (and likely bad faith) for a property owner to terminate a brokerage agreement prior to entering into a sales agreement or lease just to avoid paying a real estate commission. Yet, if a property owner is...more
If you own or invest in an older, publicly accessible property that does not comply with new regulations, you may be at risk of substantial liability. Retrofitting older properties to comply with new legal requirements and...more
Inverse condemnation is a far more complex subject than it may seem at the outset. While condemnation proceedings are initiated by the government to acquire property and pay the owner just compensation, the general rule...more
Construction projects can turn acrimonious — and bad feelings often survive dispute resolution. But think twice before voicing thoughts or opinions about a fellow project participant. A false statement about another’s...more
Thanks to several recent United States Bankruptcy Court decisions in Florida, mortgage servicers should now expect borrowers who surrender their real property in bankruptcy to not contest foreclosure later. Since the...more
Week of July 6 -
In June 2015, the Connecticut Appellate Court issued two significant land use decisions summarized below. In the first decision the Court analyzed when a town’s zoning regulation might be deemed void...more
At the end of June, Governor Raimondo signed into law legislation that suspends the running and expiration of all development permits until June 30, 2016. This suspension further expands a permit toll that has been in place,...more
Schafer v. City of Los Angeles; Triangle Center, LLC, Real Party in Interest (6/17/2015, 3d Civil No. E059133)
The California Court of Appeal, Second District, recently re-affirmed the heightened standard for invoking...more
- Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions:
- SC19422 - Awdziewicz v. Meriden
Certain police officers retired, entitling them to pension benefits under the City Charter as previously modified in a separate lawsuit...more
A landlord who discovers that his tenant is engaging in criminal activity often cannot evict the tenant for that reason alone, even if the criminal activity is taking place on the landlord’s property.
Of course, the...more
When two or more individuals own property -- whether it's a condominium, a home, or a piece of land -- the relationship between the owners is very important. The form of ownership of the property affects how property is...more
- Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions:
- SC19305 - State v. Francis
- SC19305 Dissent - State v. Francis
- Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions:
- AC36500 - Castro V. Mortgage Lenders...more
A nonconforming use may continue, and a nonconforming structure may stand, despite their current status of being in violation of a zoning ordinance.
What is a nonconforming use?
A nonconforming use is a land use...more
Despite recent lobbying by industry and other stakeholders for a postponement of its effective date, a law passed in 2013 (Public Act 13-308) will take effect on July 1, 2015 amending existing reporting requirements for...more
It’s not just for homeowners anymore – Arizona Court of Appeals decides a resident of property owned by his trust may still receive compensation from the Arizona Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund.
A recent Arizona...more
The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions on June 4, 2015 during its June term. This term resulted in two opinions affecting Virginia local government law. These opinions addressed defamation alleged from statements by a...more
Lilli Shoen v. Juliet Zacarias -
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (May 22, 2015) -
A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in...more
In its last session, the Arizona legislature amended the statutes governing Purchaser Dwelling Actions, A.R.S. 12-1361 et seq., and Homeowner Association Dwelling Actions, A.R.S. 33-2001 et seq., relating to claims against...more
Under CEQA, a “trustee agency” is a “state agency having jurisdiction by law over natural resources affected by a project which are held in trust for the people of the State of California” and “[t]he California Department of...more
In my previous post, I discussed the basics of filing a private mechanic’s lien in Kentucky. Today, the subject will turn to the release of a private mechanic’s lien by execution of a bond. Execution of a bond for release of...more
Property owners who want to start or expand commercial livestock operations are required to go through a site verification process designed to ensure compliance with Michigan’s Generally Accepted Agricultural Management...more
Development in flood prone areas is regulated by a combination of federal, state and local regulations to reduce the possibility of loss of life and property, and to reduce the cost associated with development and rebuilding...more
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