Expert Analysis

Setting The Stage For High Court BofA Escrow Interest Case

Dori Bailey and Curtis Johnson at Bond Schoeneck examine relevant legislation and case law dating back 200 years a... (more story)

DC's Housing Tax Break Proposal: What's In It, What's Missing

Proposed Washington, D.C., rules implementing the Housing in Downtown Tax Abatement program — for commercial prope... (more story)

Contract Disputes Recap: The Terms Matter

Stephanie Magnell and Zachary Jacobson at Seyfarth examine recent decisions from the U.S. Civilian Board of Contra... (more story)

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Timeshare Settlement Can't Stop Additional Consumer Suit

A Washington marketing firm must face negligent misrepresentation and consumer protection claims over links to a timeshare-exit company, according to a Washington federal judge who ruled that a group of consum... (more story)

Mich. Justices Told Case Deadlines Tied To Litigants' Rights

A property management company has told the Michigan Supreme Court it should reaffirm that case filing deadlines are "substantive" policy matters because they are essential to litigants' right to be free from s... (more story)

The latest volleys come several years into the Chelsea Hotel owners' lawsuit claiming New York City abruptly halted construction work six years and $200 million into a renovation of the storied hotel. (John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NYC, Chelsea Hotel Take Shots In $100M Renovation Suit

New York City and the owners of the historic Chelsea Hotel took swipes at each other in federal court as ongoing discovery disputes escalated in the owners' suit alleging city agencies unlawfully held up neede... (more story)

ArentFox Guides $50M Loan For 2 Queens Towers

ArentFox Schiff LLP guided a mortgage loan deal that involved the owner of the two mixed-use, 50-story 5Pointz towers in Queens, borrowing a $50 million Fannie Mae loan, according to official records.

NJ Town Justified Hospital-Only Zone, Appeals Panel Says

A New Jersey municipality may be able to exclude nursing homes from an area zoned for hospitals, a Garden State appeals panel ruled Monday, reasoning that a trial court order disallowing the maneuver relied on... (more story)

Yellow Corp. Gets Nod On New Procedures For Injury Claims

Trucking company Yellow Corp. will use its insurance policies to deal with only certain claims from people alleging they were injured by its vehicles under new procedures a Delaware bankruptcy judge approved M... (more story)

Holland & Knight Adds Mayer Brown RE Pro In Houston

Holland & Knight LLP is boosting its realty team, announcing Monday it is bringing in a longtime Mayer Brown LLP real estate expert as a partner in its Houston office.

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BofA Battle Will Test Preemption's Reach At High Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is set Tuesday to consider whether federal law exempts national banks from state-level escrow interest requirements, a case whose technical-sounding focus belies its hefty implications f... (more story)

Fla. Official Can't Save Home From Verdict, Businessmen Say

Two Miami businessmen have urged a federal judge to block a city commissioner's attempt to prevent the forced sale of his house to satisfy a $63.5 million judgment, saying he voted to unconstitutionally gerrym... (more story)

Nashville, Tennessee, Mayor Freddie O'Connell is pictured at the 2023 Music City Walk of Fame Induction ceremony. O'Connell's office on Friday announced it plans to transform 30 acres of the city's East Bank neighborhood into a development with 1,550 housing units. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
Nashville Moves Forward On Major Housing Development Plan

Nashville Mayor Freddie O'Connell's office announced that it has finalized a framework with developer The Fallon Co. to transform 30 acres of the city's East Bank neighborhood and develop 1,550 housing units, ... (more story)

Mercedes-Benz, JDS Unveil New Miami Residential Tower

Automaker Mercedes-Benz and developer JDS Development Group announced on Monday the construction of a 67-story, 791-unit mixed-use residential building in Miami that will take up more than 2.5 million square feet.

Wells Fargo Reset Foreclosure Timeline, Texas Justices Rule

Texas law allows Wells Fargo NA to reset a deadline for property foreclosure by simultaneously dropping a demand for full repayment of a defaulted loan and issuing a new one, the state high court has ruled.

Renters Say Yardi, Landlords Can't Escape Antitrust Case

A pair of tenants have argued that Yardi Systems Inc. and a group of property owners failed to show enough to warrant a Washington federal judge tossing the plaintiffs' claims that the companies colluded to fi... (more story)

Chicago Can't Count Any Votes In Transfer Tax Referendum

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners may not count any votes that are cast in the real estate transfer tax referendum in the March 19 primary election, a judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County said ... (more story)