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Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – March 20th, 2013 Update
Posted on 22 Mar 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real 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,... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – February 27th, 2013 Update
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real 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,... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: CFPB Will Supervise Real Estate Mortgage Loan Servicing Transfers
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By John C. Lynch, David N. Anthon, Jason E. Manning, and Maryia Y. Jones On February 11, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) detailing its plans to closely supervise loan servicing transfers and enforce... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Boston Area Landlord Hit With $75,000 Penalty Over Lead Paint Violations
Posted on 21 Mar 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Largest Lead Paint Penalty On Record for Attorney General Coakley Landlords with lead paint beware...enforcement of the state's strict Lead Paint Law remains a priority for Attorney General Coakley's office. The... Read More

Want Coverage for Construction Related Damage? You Need an Occurrence
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Christopher G. Hill

In reading the title to this post, you are likely thinking "Duh, of course you do, if nothing "occurs" then there is nothing to cover!" (or something to that effect). While this seems an obvious conclusion, we're talking the world... Read More

Appellate Division Endorses "Waiver Rule:" DEP Allowed To Waive Regulations In Limited Circumstances
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Peter J. Gallagher

On March 21, 2013, the Appellate Division rejected a challenge to the so-called Waiver Rule ( N.J.A.C. 7:1B-1.1, et seq .) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which allows the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"... Read More

Mountain States Legal Foundation: Wyoming Man Wins Case In Washington, D.C. Appeals Court
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A Wyoming man whose lawsuit-in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. for "just compensation" for use of his private property... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Power Line Rights of Way - FERC Approves New Vegetation Management Rules
Posted on 28 Mar 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt L. Krieger and Nora C. Price On March 21, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved new rules for managing vegetation along power line rights of way. The purpose of the approved modifications to existing electric... Read More

Williams Mullen: Tenants Might Breathe a Little Easier
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Williams Mullen

By William A. Anderson, II In new guidance, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has expanded the classes of tenants that, in the exercise of its enforcement discretion, it may consider Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers (BFPPs) on a site-specific... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that No Clean Water Act Permit Required for Stormwater Discharges from Logging Roads
Posted on 9 Apr 2013 by mmcurdy@martendotcom

By Meline MacCurdy, Associate, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Meline MacCurdy of Marten Law PLLC discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center that stormwater runoff from logging... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – April 22nd, 2013 Update
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real 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,... Read More

Foley & Lardner: New Accessibility and Energy Use Disclosure Requirements for California Commercial Landlords Effective July 1, 2013
Posted on 20 Mar 2013 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Accessibility Disclosure: Each lease or rental agreement for commercial property executed on or after July 1, 2013 must state whether the property being leased or rented has undergone inspection by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), and, if so, whether... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: April Showers Bring May Septic Problems: Massachusetts Title 5 Septic Rules
Posted on 29 Apr 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Title V Septic Regulations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About 1/3rd of all homes in Massachusetts are dependent upon septic systems, rather than municipal sewer. These include some of the toniest Metrowest... Read More

Duane Morris: Nevada Ruling Suggests Lenders Wait Until Foreclosure Before Pursuing Guarantor Claim
Posted on 14 Mar 2013 by Duane Morris LLP

In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Nevada agreed that a lender needed to wait until the completion of a foreclosure sale before making a deficiency claim against a guarantor. In Ken L. Templeton Family Trust, et al. v. Eighth Judicial District Court... Read More