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Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending November 3 & 10, 2017

by Carlton Fields on

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE FINANCIAL SERVICES UPDATE TITLE INSURANCE UPDATE - Misrepresentation: developer entitled to directed verdict on claims of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation asserted by condominium association...more

Combating climate change: NYDFS calls on insurance industry to help

by Hogan Lovells on

On 26 July 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (the “NYDFS”) issued Circular Letter No. 9 (2017) (the “Circular Letter”) and a corresponding press release, directed at all life, property/casualty, and health...more

Court Discusses Slayer Rule in Texas And Affirms Judgment For Bank That Froze Account

by Winstead PC on

Preface to Case: The Texas Constitution states that “[n]o conviction shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture of estate.” Tex. Const. Art. I § 21 (emphasis added). The Texas Estates Code also states as much. Tex. Est....more

No Surprises in Recent Vested Rights Decision: Fry v. City of Los Angeles

by Nossaman LLP on

The recent decision in Fry v. City of Los Angeles (California Second District Court of Appeal Case No. B259791, March 7, 2016) held, after careful parsing of the language in the City Charter and the applicable City...more

Entrepreneurial Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

by Dentons on

On 29 October 2015, the RK Entrepreneurial Code was passed. It will be effective (except for some provisions) as of 1 January 2016....more

Legislation Reforms California’s Insurance Community Investment Program

by Carlton Fields on

On September 17, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation intended to reform the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) program. The COIN program is a partnership among the California Department of...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: December 2013

by Carlton Fields on

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SASHA FUNK GRANAI - Final Judgment: final judgment not final appealable order where related claim for breach of note remained – Centennial Bank v. NFP 1, LLC, No. 1D13-4516 (Fla. 1st DCA Dec....more

Marketability of Title: In Reaffirming Hocking, the Court of Appeal in Dollinger Draws a Clear Distinction Between Market Value...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

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

New Age Split Dollar - Leveraging the Unified Credit Using Split Dollar – Part 2

by Gerald Nowotny on

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

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