Real Estate Law

Recent Posts

Banks Previously Sued in Title III ADA Class Action Lawsuits Now Getting Sued Again in Second Wave of Accessibility Lawsuits
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

A Pittsburgh-based law firm, which has filed more than 100 class action lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) in federal district courts throughout the United States against banks on behalf of a plaintiff who alleged that... Read More

HUD Adopts New Accessibility Standard
Posted on 24 Jun 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

On May 23, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its adoption, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], of an alternative accessibility standard for construction and alteration of housing and other facilities... Read More

Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramps
Posted on 29 Jan 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

It’s a classic Boston neighborhood turf battle. Mayor Martin Walsh, the Irishman from Savin Hill vs. the Brahmins of Beacon Hill. The nature of the dispute: sidewalk ramps in Beacon Hill for the disabled. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is fed up with... Read More

Feds Sue Major NYC Developers To Remedy Pattern/Practice Of Inaccessible Design And Construction Of Apartment Buildings
Posted on 27 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The United States has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in federal court alleging that Related Companies, Inc. (“Related”), a major real estate developer based in New York City, has engaged in a pattern and practice of developing rental... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 22, 2013 Update
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Updates for the Week of July 22, 2013 New York Court Considers Landlord’s Denial of Tenant’s Request for “Emotional Support Animal” in a No-Pets Apartment . Gregory Reich claimed his landlord discriminated unlawfully when it... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – May 28, 2014 Update
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Updates for the Week of May 28, 2014 Did the Landlord Discriminate Against a Disabled Tenant by Refusing to Terminate His Lease Early ? Colleen and David rented an apartment in Virginia for $1900 a month with a $1900 advance security deposit. About... Read More

Federal Court Civil Rights Settlement Creates More Accessible Housing Opportunities
Posted on 2 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Building Developer Agrees to Accessibility Retrofits, Additional Inspections, and Fund to Compensate Aggrieved Persons; Suit Against Architect Goes Forward The United States Departmentg of Justice has agreed to a settlement by consent decree of... Read More