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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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