Real Estate

  • September 26, 2021

    Eviction Case Data Often Inaccessible, Inconsistent

    Inconsistencies in access to state courts' eviction case records and a lack of standardization in that data are frustrating researchers at Legal Services Corp. and elsewhere trying to analyze national eviction trends. But some jurisdictions are working hard to make sure these records are available.

  • September 24, 2021

    NYC Tower Developers Sued For $125M Over 'Shocking' Flaws

    The condo boards at a supertall residential building located at 432 Park Ave. in Manhattan sued the developers for $125 million in damages in New York state court Thursday, citing floods, faulty elevators, "intolerable" noise and two electrical explosions while claiming the developer obfuscated and denied the problems for years.

  • September 24, 2021

    SEC's 1st Crowdfunding Enforcement Turns Heat On Portals

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to target a crowdfunding portal in its first enforcement action involving such capital campaigns sends a strong signal that regulators expect intermediaries to thoroughly vet these fundraising efforts or face repercussions, attorneys said.

  • September 24, 2021

    Vendor Co. Fights Airport's 'Pepsi Only' Rule At 3rd Circ.

    An airport vendor company urged the Third Circuit on Friday to revive its antitrust challenge to the Philadelphia International Airport's rule limiting nonalcoholic beverage sales to Pepsi products, arguing it had sufficiently defined a "relevant" geographic market where competition was injured.

  • September 24, 2021

    House Panel Urges DC Circ. To OK Full Trump Subpoena

    A congressional committee urged the D.C. Circuit to allow for full enforcement of the committee's subpoena seeking financial records from former President Donald Trump's accounting firm, saying a lower court wrongly circumscribed the request because of unsupported separation-of-powers concerns.

  • September 24, 2021

    CFPB Nabs $20M Penalty Against Mortgage Lender Exec

    A California federal judge has ordered an executive of mortgage lender Monster Loans to pay a $20 million civil penalty to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which accused him of illegally accessing credit reports for allegedly predatory student debt refinancing companies.

  • September 24, 2021

    Dubai Developer Revealed As Bidder On Surfside Condo Site

    The opening $120 million offer for the site of fallen Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida, came from Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Damac Properties PJSC, one of the Middle East's largest real estate developers, a court filing revealed Friday.

  • September 24, 2021

    Waterfront Property Co.'s Virus Coverage Suit Washed Away

    A New York federal judge on Friday nixed a proposed class action brought against Travelers Indemnity Company of America over pandemic coverage, rejecting an argument from the suing property management company that government shutdown orders subvert its policy's virus exception. 

  • September 24, 2021

    Navajo Nation, DOI Agree To Remand In 9th Circ. Land Fight

    The Department of the Interior has joined the Navajo Nation in asking the Ninth Circuit to send a land trust dispute back to district court, agreeing that the tribe should be allowed to file an amended complaint against the government.

  • September 24, 2021

    Land Securities Sells 2 Retail Properties For $74M

    Land Securities Group has sold a pair of retail parks in the U.K. for a combined £54.3 million (roughly $74.2 million), according to an announcement from the U.K. real estate firm Friday.

  • September 24, 2021

    MVP: Skadden's Agnesine 'Nesa' R. Amamoo

    Agnesine "Nesa" Amamoo of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP is co-leading a team representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the multibillion-dollar redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport and is co-leading a team that represents the Las Vegas Sands Corp. on a $6.25 billion sale, earning her a spot among Law360's 2021 Real Estate MVPs.

  • September 24, 2021

    Real Estate Rumors: Kolter Homes, Savanna, DR Horton

    Kolter Homes is reportedly hoping to rezone 466 acres in Florida, Savanna is said to have leased out 20,175 square feet in New York, and D.R. Horton has reportedly paid $7.31 million for a Florida development site.

  • September 24, 2021

    Tahoe Regional Agency Appointee Sees More Wildfire Hurdles

    The current Caldor fire has not caused the level of devastation in South Lake Tahoe as the Angora fire did 14 years ago thanks to new rules and regulations, but hurdles remain as agencies balance clearing underbrush with protecting property rights, the presidential appointee to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently told Law360.

  • September 24, 2021

    Trump Org Ordered To Comply With NY AG's Subpoenas

    A New York state court ordered the Trump Organization to comply with state attorney general subpoenas for information related to former President Donald Trump as part of a civil probe over whether he inflated the value of his assets.

  • September 23, 2021

    BofA Defeats Maryland Escrow Interest Suit

    A Baltimore federal judge freed Bank of America from a proposed consumer class action that sought to hold it liable for millions of dollars in escrow interest allegedly owed to Maryland mortgage borrowers, handing the bank a notable win in a case that's paralleled national litigation.

  • September 23, 2021

    9th Circ. Reverses Order Requiring LA To House Homeless

    The Ninth Circuit said Thursday a California federal judge was wrong to rely on unpled claims and theories, and outside research, in granting a preliminary injunction that would have required the city and county of Los Angeles to provide housing for the homeless people living on Skid Row.

  • September 23, 2021

    DOI Gets Early Win In Alaska Tribe's Gambling Land Suit

    A D.C. federal judge has rejected an Alaska tribe's bid to secure the right to open a bingo hall on a member's land, saying the U.S. Department of the Interior's disapproval of the request was reasonable and Alaska's congressional representatives didn't illegally sway the decision.

  • September 23, 2021

    Home REIT Raises $481M In Upsized Offering

    Home REIT has raised £350 million (roughly $481 million) in an upsized offering of new shares, according to an announcement from the U.K. firm on Thursday.

  • September 23, 2021

    Judge Cautions About Harming Surfside Site's Value

    A day after a conditional "stalking horse" contract was signed for the site of fallen condominiums in Surfside, Florida, the state court judge overseeing related litigation cautioned Thursday against public statements questioning the property's fate, which he said would only hurt its eventual sale price and victims' recovery.

  • September 23, 2021

    High Court Asked To Revisit Landmark Water Permit Ruling

    Idaho landowners who say they should not be forced to apply for a Clean Water Act permit for a home construction project on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit a landmark ruling that set guidelines for when the statute applies in permitting decisions.

  • September 23, 2021

    Real Estate Rumors: Weiss Serota, Liakas Law, Janoura

    Weiss Serota has reportedly inked a deal for 12,138 square feet in Florida, Liakas Law is said to be leasing 13,445 square feet in New York, and an entity managed by investor Michael Janoura has reportedly bought a Florida retail plaza for $12.38 million.

  • September 23, 2021

    Objector Rips Wells Fargo Consultants' $95.7M Wage Deal

    An objector urged a California federal judge Thursday to throw out Wells Fargo's aggregated $95.7 million deal to resolve multiple class actions claiming it stiffed thousands of mortgage consultants' wages, arguing that the deal unfairly claws back $25.7 million already awarded to some class members and dilutes their recovery.

  • September 23, 2021

    Ballard Spahr Guiding $1B New Orleans Mixed-Use Project

    Ballard Spahr is representing River District Neighborhood Investors, which is acting as the master developer of a $1 billion New Orleans mixed-use project, the firm said Thursday.

  • September 23, 2021

    Amid Hiring Boom, McDermott Adds 6 Transactions Partners

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP continues to grow its transactions group across the United States, announcing Thursday a six-lawyer partner pickup in several major cities.

  • September 23, 2021

    Ute Tribe Plans To Appeal DC Judge's Water Suit Dismissal

    The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation announced Thursday that it plans to appeal a D.C. federal judge's dismissal of its lawsuit claiming the federal government flouted tribal rights for water development projects.

Expert Analysis

  • 3 Attorney Ethics Considerations For Litigation Funding

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    The growth of the litigation finance industry has generated questions on the obligations of counsel when their clients are seeking outside capital to fund litigation, which litigators must understand when providing information to a third-party funder and discussing legal strategy with a client, says Matthew Oxman at LexShares.

  • NY Debt Collection Ruling's Narrow Application For Lenders

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    The New York Supreme Court's recent ruling in Citibank v. Yanling Wu, that licensure as a debt collection agency wasn't necessary to prosecute a mortgage foreclosure, should not be read too expansively, and leaves open whether the failure to meet the licensure requirements could constitute a foreclosure defense, says Christopher Gorman at Abrams Fensterman.

  • How ABA Opinion Shifts Alternative Biz Structure Landscape

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    A recent American Bar Association opinion approving lawyers' passive investment in nonlawyer-owned firms eliminates a hurdle for law firms wishing to scale their practice through alternative business structures, but aspiring investors should follow a few best practices, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Deepika Ravi at Harris Wiltshire.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: HPE Counsel Talk Effective Board Oversight

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    Governance teams can more effectively shape board oversight of environmental, social and governance issues by ensuring organizationwide agreement on the most relevant issues, building a materiality framework that reflects stakeholder input, and monitoring the integration of ESG into operations, say Rishi Varma and Derek Windham at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

  • Opinion

    Justice Gap Demands Look At New Legal Service Models

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    Current restrictions on how lawyers structure their businesses stand in the way of meaningful access to justice for many Americans, so states should follow the lead of Utah and Florida and test out innovative law firm business models through regulatory sandboxes, says Zachariah DeMeola at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

  • When A Denial Of Recovery-Based Insurance Claim Is Invalid

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    Two recent court decisions show that policyholders should not accept denials of coverage based on the uninsurability of restitution or disgorgement-based losses without a detailed, two-part analysis of the specific state's law and the particular facts of the loss, say Stephen Raptis and Emily Buchanan at Haynes and Boone.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Leidos GC Talks Social Responsibility

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    Recent criticisms of corporate commitments to stakeholders such as employees and communities — implicitly opposing environmental, social and governance initiatives — are fundamentally flawed and display a serious misunderstanding of contemporary investor priorities and dynamics, says Jerald Howe at Leidos.

  • Learning From The Latest SEC Cybersecurity Enforcement

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    Three new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions, charging eight separate financial firms with violations of Regulation S-P, indicate a seismic shift in SEC focus and provide a slew of critical takeaways for any SEC-registered entity, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.

  • Lessons In Crisis Lawyering 20 Years After 9/11

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    Dianne Phillips at Holland & Knight recounts her experiences as in-house counsel at a liquefied natural gas company in the tumultuous aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, and details the lessons she learned about lawyering in a crisis, including the importance of careful forethought and having trusted advisers on speed dial.

  • Key Anti-Corruption Tips For Green Energy And Tech Cos.

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    With investments in renewable energy and low carbon technologies growing at unprecedented levels globally, companies in these sectors are rapidly expanding into countries that pose high risks under global anti-corruption laws, so executives must plan to carefully vet risky counterparties, contracts and transactions, says Ryan Hartman at Arnold & Porter.

  • Opinion

    Courts Must Protect All Tenants Under NY Housing Law

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    Although New York's Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act assures all tenants due process in eviction proceedings, some courts' reliance on archaic ideas of possessory rights disadvantage nontraditional tenants that do not have the benefit of a written lease, say Andrew Darcy and Caroline Roe at Mobilization For Justice.

  • Calif.'s Complicated Transition On Solar Panel Disposal

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    California's regulations designating photovoltaic modules — or solar panels — as universal waste will have a widespread effect on the solar industry in California as this framework means new compliance considerations for panel manufacturers, installers, solar developers, service companies and organizations that install panels for their businesses or customers, says Laurie Berger at the Silicon Valley Law Group.

  • Why Structured Data Is Increasingly Important To Your Case

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    During discovery, legal teams often overlook structured data — the rows of information found in financial ledgers and similar corporate systems — and consider it secondary to emails and other anecdotal evidence, but this common mistake could mean litigators are missing key elements of a dispute, say consultants at Alvarez & Marsal.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: AIG Counsel Talks SEC Risk Alert

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    As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission responds to the changing landscape on environmental, social and corporate governance investing, including with its recent risk alert, it is imperative that the regulator take a measured approach, says Kate Fuentes at AIG.

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    Insurance Commissioner's Agenda: Wis. Tackles Climate Risk

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    Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable talks about educating consumers on potential climate-risk coverage gaps and mitigation efforts, and encouraging insurers to recognize the latter in underwriting, in the face of increasingly frequent and severe weather disasters.

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