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    Fla. Lawmakers Decry Expedited Foreclosure Bill

    Four Florida lawmakers and an advocacy group for low-income families on Monday criticized proposed legislation that would expedite the foreclosure process and divert foreclosure fraud settlement money to state coffers rather than help struggling homeowners...

    Polsinelli Lands Ex-Bell Nunnally Health Care Litigation Pro

    Polsinelli Shughart PC has landed a health care and commercial litigation wizard from Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP who is experienced in antitrust, real estate and employment matters to join its Dallas office as a shareholder, the firm announced Monday...

    Miami Panel To Weigh Dolphins Stadium Upgrade Deal

    A county referendum on the Miami Dolphins' use of public funds to modernize Sun Life Stadium is expected to be set for May 14 when Miami-Dade county commissioners convene Wednesday to consider a proposal from the team and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez...

    Chinese Investors Reach $1.5B Deal To Back SF Project

    Following a series of trade talks between California and China, a Chinese investment group has formed a $1.5 billion partnership with Signature Development Group to jump-start the developer's delayed mixed-use project in the San Francisco Bay area...

    Oppenheimer Escapes $767M Suit Over MBS Funding

    A New York state judge on Wednesday threw out a $767 million lawsuit alleging OppenheimerFunds Inc. duped lenders into funding a special-purpose vehicle tied to the imploding housing market in 2007, ruling the vehicle was still performing as expected...

    Coach Pours $750M Into Hudson Yards Project For New HQ

    The south tower of New York's highly touted Hudson Yards development is more than 80 percent leased, with high-end handbag maker Coach Inc. putting up $750 million to anchor the 1.7 million-square-foot Manhattan office building, the company said Wednesday...

    Hudson Yards Leans On NYC As Revenues Lag: Budget Office

    New York City's huge Hudson Yards mixed-use development has not met revenue expectations the city set out when it agreed to finance the transportation aspect of the project with $3 billion in bonds with hopes it would create a new commercial hub,...

    Seattle Panel Backs Upping Developer Fees For Extra Space

    A Seattle City Council committee on Monday backed a proposal to raise the price developers must pay to snag extra height and space for commercial projects, partly spurred by developers' hunger for new construction and redevelopment projects in the...

    NY Appeals Court Hits RE Mogul With Higher Damages Tab

    A New York appeals court agreed Tuesday to raise the damages that New York City developer and investor Harry Macklowe has to pay a former employee in a long-running suit over allegedly breaking an agreement to hand over minority stakes in several Manhattan...

    New Twist In Cherryland Case May Plague RE Deals Nationwide

    Wells Fargo’s high-profile loan default fight with Michigan’s Cherryland Center mall took an unusual turn this month when a state appeals court backed a fast-tracked law designed in part to protect the Cherryland loan guarantor's assets...

    MoFo Relocates To Cozier Digs In LA

    After more than 20 years of working out of the Gas Company Tower in Los Angeles, Morrison & Foerster on Monday moved its office to what the firm said was a more efficient space downtown at the Aon Center. ...read more

    Trump’s $200M Old Post Office Project Gets Early Approval

    A federal commission gave an important nod last week to the Trump Organization's $200 million plans to turn Washington, D.C.'s Old Post Office building into a luxury hotel, along with a request that the Donald Trump-led company tweak the project's...

    Fla. House Passes Public-Private Partnerships Bill

    The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would set up statewide guidelines for local governments who want to enter into public-private partnerships, which are increasingly used to fund and build a range of infrastructure and...

    Dallas Eatery Owes $1M In Lease Dispute, Appeals Court Says

    A Texas appeals court on Monday said a restaurant in Dallas’ popular West End neighborhood can’t avoid paying more than $1 million in property taxes and back rent to the building owner, despite what it argued were improprieties in its lease...

    Cincinnati Vendor Rents Are Trade Secrets: Top Ohio Court

    The Supreme Court of Ohio on Wednesday ruled that the corporation that operates Cincinnati's popular Findlay Market does not have to turn over information about the rents its vendors pay because they are considered trade secrets. ...read more

    NorthMarq Beats Negligence Claims In Real Estate Finance Row

    A NorthMarq Capital LLC broker who was sued over a failed bid to refinance a suburban Philadelphia apartment complex’s $27 million mortgage owed no duty of care to the property’s owners under state real estate laws, a Pennsylvania federal...

    Office Space Giant Dodges RICO, False Ad Claims

    A California federal judge on Monday tossed several claims including allegations of racketeering and false advertising from a proposed class action alleging Regus Management Group LLC failed to disclose certain fees when advertising office properties...

    Ohio Exec Cops To Scamming FBI Construction Projects

    An Ohio property management executive on Tuesday pled guilty to defrauding his employer and contractors involved in constructing FBI buildings of more than $225,000, which he used in part to spruce up his vintage Corvette. ...read more

    San Fran Panel Advances Condo Conversion Proposal

    After weeks of debate and negotiation, a San Francisco committee advanced a controversial proposal Monday that would allow tenancies-in-common apartment owners to convert their units into condominiums for a fee — but with fewer incentives for developers...

    BofA, US Bank Urge Judge To Throw Out MBS Class Action

    Bank of America NA and U.S. Bank NA on Monday asked a federal judge to toss a putative class action alleging that, as trustees to certain residential mortgage-backed securities, they failed to protect investors, arguing their duty was limited. ...read...

    Cortland Partners Puts Up $244M For 5 Apt. Communities

    Multifamily real estate developer Cortland Partners has closed five apartment community transactions totaling $244 million in the Atlanta and Dallas metropolitan statistical areas, the company said Monday. ...read more

    House GOP Bars Testimony From CFPB Director Cordray

    A top House Republican on Monday barred Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray from testifying on the agency's behalf, arguing that Cordray's recess appointment was unconstitutional and the CFPB currently has no valid director...

    $367M Calif. Tower Deal Tripped Up By Financial Claims

    Two individuals contending to own security interests in California's U.S. Bank Tower under the Uniform Commercial Code are allegedly making wrongful claims that could hold up the property's $367 million sale, according to a suit filed Thursday...

    Ex-Jersey City Pol Pleads Guilty In Corruption Probe

    A former Jersey City, N.J., council candidate once indicted for allegedly accepting $10,000 in corrupt payments from infamous cooperating witness Solomon Dwek pled guilty on Monday to a misdemeanor charge that she mishandled campaign contributions. ....

    RE Mogul Can Use $25M Loan For Nursing Home Deal

    A real estate investor can use a $25 million loan to finish his acquisition of a nursing home operator, a New York state judge ruled Monday, part of a larger battle between the investor and his former Troutman Sanders LLP attorney over the transactions...