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Thompson Coburn LLP

Uh-oh, y’all: EPA’s action against ‘Fixer Upper’ stresses importance of lead paint rules

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Even celebrities are not immune to the pitfalls posed by the EPA’s rules on handling lead-based paint in renovation projects. On June 5, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had reached a...more

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and "Fixer Upper" (Magnolia Waco Properties, LLC) Enter into Consent Agreement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Magnolia Waco Properties, LLC (“MWP”) entered into a Consent Agreement and Final Order (“Consent Agreement”) addressing alleged violations of the Lead-Based Paint...more

Locke Lord LLP

Fixing Up Your Lead Based Paint Compliance

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We HGTV viewers have learned so much from Joanna and Chip Gaines, the Fixer Upper duo. The most recent lesson is not just for those interested in home renovations and shiplap. Multi-family property owners and managers need to...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Portland Poised to Adopt Strict Limits on House Size

Portland planning staff is proposing strict new limits on the size of houses that can be built or remodeled in most areas of the City. Included in the latest draft of its “Residential Infill Project” code amendments, the...more

Holland & Knight LLP

EPA’s OIG Investigates Enforcement of the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

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On March 28, 2018, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Project Notification indicating its plans to begin preliminary research to evaluate the EPA’s...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Ninth Circuit Orders EPA to Update Standards for Lead-Based Paint and Dust Hazards

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must propose an update of its lead-based paint and dust hazard standards by March 27, 2018, according to a court order. The current standards were promulgated in 2001, and have never...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Property damage, cannabis production at issue in landlord’s insurance coverage dispute

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A high-profile federal court ruling from Michigan stresses how important it is for landlords to monitor the activities of their tenants. The same decision has provoked discussion about how courts may approach insurance...more

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Lead Based Paint Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Company Enter into Consent Agreement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and R S Dearing Construction (“RSDC”) entered into a December 6th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of the Toxic Substance...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Current Issues for Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers

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Campus Real Estate, Property Management, Tax Credits The 15th Annual Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers conference was held in San Francisco, where attendees listened to and learned from both in-house and outside counsel at...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Part 2: Will Seattle See a New Arena?

In Part One of this series, the authors of this article summarized the history of the debate surrounding a new stadium and gave you a teaser on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to renovate the KeyArena. What does this...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Will Seattle See a New Arena?

Part One: History - July 2, 2008 lives on in infamy—when the City of Seattle announced that the beloved Seattle SuperSonics would exchange its white, green, and gold jerseys for blue and white ones. The decision was the...more

Cozen O'Connor

Fires in Buildings Under Construction, Renovation or Demolition Present Unique Subrogation Challenges

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The most recent edition of the NFPA Journal, the Magazine of the National Fire Protection Association, highlights the unique dangers for large buildings under construction and renovation from significant fire damage to those...more

Perkins Coie

Courts Must Defer to Agency Determination on Whether a Changed Project is a New Project

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In Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo County Community College District (Supreme Court No. S214061, filed Sept. 19, 2016), the California Supreme Court resolved the vexing question of whether a change to...more

Cozen O'Connor

Workmanship and Earth Movement Exclusions Preclude Coverage for Collapse As a Matter of Law

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A U.S. federal district court recently granted Peerless Insurance’s summary judgment motion, concluding that, as a matter of law, under Virginia law, a property policy insuring a building under renovation would not provide...more

Miller Starr Regalia

Supreme Court Set To Hear Important CEQA Subsequent Review Case

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On May 4, 2016, at 9 a.m. in its San Francisco courtroom, the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in yet another of the many significant CEQA cases it has tackled in recent years, this one presenting critically...more

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

Montana Supreme Court Revisits General Liability Coverage for Construction Defect Claims

In its recent decision in Emplrs Mut. Cas. Co. v. Fisher Builders, Inc., 2016 MT 91 (Mont. Apr. 16, 2016), the Supreme Court of Montana had occasion to consider what constitutes an “occurrence” in the context of a defective...more

McCarter & English, LLP

Massport Unveils Building Information Modeling Guidelines for Vertical and Horizontal Construction

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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently issued a series of documents for the purpose of integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) into new construction, substantial renovation, and major maintenance and...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Business Rates: Looking Ahead in 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Maybe

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Business rates are charged on the majority of commercial properties, such as shops and offices, and represent one of the largest overheads for businesses. They are calculated using the rateable value of the property (the...more

Carlton Fields

“Contractor?” I Do Not Think That Employers’ Liability Exclusion Means What You Think It Means

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Over the summer, this blog reported on how the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania managed to parse an employer’s liability exclusion to find that it did not exclude claims by employees of additional insureds. As the leaves started...more

Lewitt Hackman

FRANCHISEE 101: "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right"

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At one time or another, many people have occasion to be renters who feel mistreated by a landlord. This may be due to delays in repairs, responses, or just turning on the heat. A typical reaction is the temptation to...more

Cozen O'Connor

New Condominium Sponsor-Developers Guidelines Go Into Effect November 1: Certificates of Occupancy

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Earlier this week, the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (REF) provided significant guidance on several issues facing sponsor-developers of new construction and gut-renovation...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

OIG finds CFPB headquarters renovation costs to be reasonable

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The Office of Inspector General for the Fed and CFPB (OIG) has issued a report on the results of its audit of the construction costs for the CFPB’s Washington, D.C. headquarters renovation. The renovation costs have been the...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Tennessee CON Report

In This Issue: - I. May 2015—Tennessee Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report—Filings in May 2015 - III. Projects Deemed Complete for Review at June 2015 Meeting - Excerpt...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

OIG finds flaws in approval process used for CFPB headquarters renovation

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The ballooning cost estimates for renovating the CFPB’s Washington, D.C. headquarters was the subject of verbal sparring between Director Cordray and Republican Congressmen during Director Cordray’s most recent appearance...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

IRS Publishes Safe Harbor for Monetizing Certain Tax Credits

Following Historic Boardwalk Hall LLC v. Commissioner, 694 F.3d 425 (3d Cir. 2012), which rejected a partnership's allocation of rehabilitation tax credits to a purported partner, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently...more

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