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Issues in Auto Storage Leases
Posted on 21 May 2014 by Eric Rubenstein

Apparently, the automobile industry is doing very well here on Long Island, New York. In any event, there is an increasing inventory of new cars being delivered to dealers who cannot sell them fast enough to consumers. Accordingly, several of our landowner... Read More

Chicago City Council Introduces Draft Affordable Housing Ordinance Amendment
Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by DLA Piper

By David L. Reifman , Richard F. Klawiter , Paul W. Shadle , Jesse W. Dodson , and Daniel Kraft , Attorneys, DLA Piper Chicago’s City Council has introduced a proposed amendment to the existing affordable housing ordinance (the 2015 ARO) which... Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Act 13 Zoning Case
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Babst Calland

By Lawrence H. Baumiller The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that several critical provisions of Act 13, the General Assembly’s 2012 comprehensive update to the former Oil and Gas Act, are unconstitutional. In addition to invalidating... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: PA Court Delays Act 13's Preemption of Local Zoning Ordinances
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Russell L. Schetroma On April 11, 2012, a senior judge of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court entered a preliminary injunction deferring the effective date of the provisions of Pennsylvania's Act 13 of 2012 affecting the authority of local governments... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 8, 2014 Update
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Updates for the Week of July 8, 2014 Washington subdivision homeowners cannot prevent neighbors from renting their homes for short terms . The Wilkinsons challenged a covenant adopted by a majority of homeowners in Chiwawa, a planned single-family... Read More

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Appeals Court Reaffirms That Non-Prejudicial Planning And Zoning Code And CEQA Errors Cannot Serve As Basis For Overturning City Approval
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

By Phillip Tate Rialto Citizens for Responsible Growth v. City of Rialto ___ Cal.App. ___ (July 31, 2012, No. E052253) On July 31, 2012, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District held that the trial court erred in invalidating the City... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: SJC Hears “North End Ten’s” Challenge To Revitalization of Long Wharf
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Fate of New Long Wharf Waterfront Restaurant At Stake A neighborhood fight to preserve prime public waterfront space at the tip of Boston's Long Wharf will be heard by the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in November... Read More