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Christopher G. Hill
Mediation in the Zero Sum World of Construction

Construction is a zero sum game. What do I mean by that? I mean that even where you, a construction professional with a great construction lawyer , have reviewed and edited a subcontract presented to you or provided a well drafted contract to the other...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Department of Justice Announce Redlining Settlement

Consistent with recent indications from CFPB and Department of Justice officials that more redlining cases would soon be coming, the CFPB and DOJ have announced a proposed consent order with Hudson City Savings Bank to settle allegations that the bank...

Williams Mullen
Important Changes to the AAA Construction Industry Mediation and Arbitration Rules

By W. Alexander Burnett , Partner, Williams Mullen Introduction The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) is one of the primary providers of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, in the United States....

Robert P. Dickson
The Importance of Fences in Adverse Possession

It is often said that tall fences make good neighbors. In the world of adverse possession, the presence of a fence can often be the difference between winning or losing. The vast majority of legal transfers of title occur through a transaction: buyer...

Robert P. Dickson
Fixing the Location of a Floating Easement

An express easement is the written form of a nonpossessory right to use another party’s real property. (This is unique compared to prescriptive, necessary, and implied easements which form by the contextual use of property or by the relative ownership...

Robert P. Dickson
Legal Description Specificity and the Statute of Frauds

So, you want to create a deed but you’re not sure what legal description to use? (Be sure to follow the statute of frauds requirements in your state.) The statute of fraud and deed rules work in concert. Typically, these laws mandate that certain...