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How A Bumblebee Got Under Calif. Wildlife Regulator's Bonnet

A California bumblebee's listing as an endangered species could lead to a regulatory quagmire as California Depart... (more story)

The Clock Is Ticking For Fla. Construction Defect Claims

Ahead of the fast-approaching July 1 deadline for filing construction defect claims in Florida, Sean Ravenel at Fo... (more story)

Wiretap Use In Cartel Probes Likely To Remain An Exception

Although the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has recently signaled interest in wiretaps, the use o... (more story)

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Russian Businessman's Fight To Enforce $92M Award Ends

A Russian businessman's decade-long fight to enforce a $92 million arbitral award — a dispute that spurred the U.S. Supreme Court to let him forge a new path to enforcing foreign arbitral awards — finally came... (more story)

Feds, Tribes Say Mill Owners Liable For 150 Years Of Pollution

The federal government, the state of Washington and a slew of tribes are suing the owners of a shuttered sawmill and a property group that now oversee the sawmill area's development, alleging that for more tha... (more story)

Compass Datacenters has announced that plans are in the works to turn a former Sears headquarters in Illinois into a $10-billion data center campus. (iStock)
Data Center Builder Starts $10B Project In Illinois

Sears' former headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is being turned into a $10-billion campus that will have five hyperscale data centers, Compass Datacenters announced.

BP Unit Slapped With $300M Franchise Termination Suit

A trio of entities controlled by two self-proclaimed franchise veterans filed suit in Ohio federal court against a travel center operator acquired by BP in 2023, alleging the company terminated a franchise agr... (more story)

T-Mobile Sues NJ Town Over Plan For School Cell Tower

T-Mobile has been paying on a lease for a proposed cell tower site for nearly 14 years, but it cannot build the tower because the New Jersey town the land sits in won't approve the necessary applications, the ... (more story)

Citadel Expands Footprint At Soon To Open Miami Office

Citadel expanded its footprint at a new 57-floor Class A office building in Miami, grabbing another two floors and 37,000 feet at 830 Brickell Plaza, a representative for the hedge fund confirmed Friday.

DOJ Can't Force Retroactive FARA Registration, DC Circ. Says

The U.S. Department of Justice can't force casino magnate Steve Wynn to retroactively register as a foreign agent because his alleged lobbying efforts on behalf of China ended years ago, a D.C. Circuit panel ruled Friday.

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Zillow Settles Antitrust Case Against ShowingTime Rival

Zillow has reached a settlement ending its case in Arizona federal court accusing a pair of multiple listing services of blocking members from using its ShowingTime tool in order to protect a rival tool that a... (more story)

Colo. Town Says It Took Resort Co.'s Land To Protect Sheep

A Colorado town has told a state appeals court it was justified in condemning and taking over local land that was owned by The Vail Corp. because the town needed to preserve wildlife space for a bighorn sheep herd.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Residences, seen here in a rendering, is the tallest Florida tower under construction. (Credit: ARX Creative)
Miami Tower Takes $668M In Fla.'s Biggest Construction Loan

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and Saul Ewing LLP advised developer Property Markets Group on taking out a $668 million construction loan — the largest in state history — for its Waldorf Astoria Hotel and... (more story)

Political Speech Groups Challenge NJ Judicial Privacy Case

Two voting-integrity groups moved Friday to dismiss federal claims brought against them under New Jersey's Daniel's Law on the grounds that their business of publishing voter registration information is politi... (more story)

Polsinelli Adds Ex-Withers Real Estate Atty In NY

Polsinelli PC has hired a commercial real estate attorney from Withers as a shareholder in New York.

CRE Expert Joins Emmet Marvin's Real Estate Finance Group

Emmet Marvin & Martin LLP announced that the firm has added a partner to its real estate finance group, bringing with her the commercial real estate expertise she gained from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.

NexPoint Asks Investors To Shake Up REIT After Ponzi Case

In a letter to shareholders Thursday, an investor accused four incumbent trustees of repeatedly acting against their fiduciary duties in overseeing United Development Funding, a Texas-based firm controlled by ... (more story)