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Residential Homeowner Can Recover Costs of Repairs Even If Greater Than Fair Market Value of House
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Until recently, owners of damaged homes in West Virginia had some limits on the amount of damages they could recover in a lawsuit. Now, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has significantly revised prior case law and expanded available damages... Read More

Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Distressed Homeowners Take Another Hit In another court ruling against embattled homeowners facing foreclosure, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a defective 150 day cure notice is not a valid defense to a foreclosure sale. The case... Read More

Struggling Homeowners Scammed By $1,995 Guaranteed Home Loan Modification Scheme
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In an elaborate loan-modification scheme, more than 90 homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments have been defrauded out of at least $250,000. Robert Walker, who has been indicted on 21 counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud, is... Read More

A Timely Decision On The Liability Of Property Owners For Slip-And-Fall Injuries Caused By Snow Or Ice
Posted on 18 Mar 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) We just got another round of snow/rain/ice/freezing rain (hereinafter referred to as a “wintry mix”) this weekend. As I was out shoveling, my thoughts turned to the potential liability of property... Read More

Tags: fall , slip , Homeowner , snow , ICE

Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issues
Posted on 8 Sep 2014 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Law Catching Up With Popular Airbnb Room Rental Website With the promise of relatively easy money, Airbnb (Air Bed & Breakfast) is making innkeepers of many Greater Boston homeowners and even renters who are taking advantage of the popular website’s... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – May 2nd Update
Posted on 2 May 2011 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