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Duane Morris LLP: Key Calif. Supreme Court Decision for Developers in Resolving Construction Defect Disputes
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

On August 16, 2012, the California Supreme Court in Pinnacle Museum Tower Association v. Pinnacle Market Development (US), LLC held that arbitration provisions in Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) are enforceable against an owners association... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: New E-Verify Requirement for Pa. Public Works Contractors, Beginning January 1, 2013
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

On July 5, 2012, Pennsylvania Gov. Thomas Corbett signed into law S.B. 637 , requiring state public works contractors and subcontractors involved in projects of more than $25,000 to use E-Verify starting on January 1, 2013, or they will lose their right... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: First ATM Accessibility Class Action Lawsuit, Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Is Filed in Philadelphia
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

The first of what is likely to be many ATM accessibility class action lawsuits, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), against Philadelphia-area banks was filed in federal district court in Philadelphia this week. The lawsuit against Beneficial... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: N.J. Superior Court Finds That Condemning Authority Is Not Required to Negotiate with Mortgagee Prior to Initiation of Eminent Domain Action
Posted on 22 Feb 2013 by Duane Morris LLP

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has held that New Jersey law does not require a condemning authority to negotiate with a mortgagee, which has obtained a final judgment of foreclosure on the subject property... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: Pennsylvania Court Digs New Ground for Excavator's Lien Claim: Firmer Foundation or Deeper Hole?
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

Particularly with the recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (49 P.S. § 1101-1902, the "Lien Law"), any appellate decision construing the meaning of the Lien Law and its original and amended language can be... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: New Jersey Property Owners Who Suffered Significant Damages as a Result of Hurricane Sandy May Be Entitled to Property Tax Relief
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

Any property owners in New Jersey who have suffered substantial damages to their real property as a result of Hurricane Sandy should be entitled to tax relief pursuant to New Jersey law. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 54:4-35.1 provides that any parcel of real... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: Third Circuit Ruling Affords Defendants Protection from Amended Complaints After Statute of Limitations Runs Out
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit limited plaintiffs' ability to add claims to a complaint under the relation back provision of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c) in Glover v. FDIC , No. 11-3382 (Sept. 5, 2012). The Third Circuit... Read More