By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
AG Martha Coakley Files Major Civil Action Against Big Banks
First, the big news. Attorney General...
By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. and Mary M. Pfaff
The continuing downdraft in the housing economy has stimulated adoption of a wide variety of consumer protection provisions in real estate laws and statutory requirements for accountability by lenders, real estate brokers, loan servicers, appraisers and...
Cases in Real Estate
is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and
explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for
appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors
and the general public. Andrea Lee...
By John C. Lynch , Ethan G. Ostroff and David M. Gettings
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced yesterday that it will be taking steps over the course of 2013 to focus on the mortgage industry's compliance with new consumer protections.
The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act required the...
Here at Construction Law Musings, we've discussed the fact that, in Virginia, the "economic loss rule" generally renders claims of fraud and construction contracts like oil and water . This is true in most states, including Florida .
What this means is that as a general rule where any...