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Christopher G. Hill
Construction Law Musings – Reminder: Your Accounting and Other Records Matter

Recently, I’ve posted on mechanic’s lien changes , mediation and other more “legal” topics here at Construction Law Musings . Today’s post is a practical one and one that will help your friendly neighborhood construction...

Dianne Saxe
Boundary Trees: Sometimes Good Fences Don’t Make Good Neighbors

The issue of boundary trees—trees that straddle property lines—appears to be a growing, and increasingly confusing, legal concern for Toronto neighbours. Earlier this year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was again asked to untangle...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Pennsylvania County Recorder Cannot Sue MERS for Failure to Record Mortgage Assignments, Third Circuit Rules in Overturning Oft-Cited District Court Opinion

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], that Pennsylvania’s recording statute does not require the recording of all conveyances. As a result...

Vandeventer Black LLP
A Word of Caution to Design-Builders

By Ashley Moss The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (“DPOR”) licenses professional contractors, engineers, and architects in Virginia and punishes those who violate licensure laws. Although sometimes overlooked...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Nevada Amends Laws Regarding Homeowners’ Association Liens

While an amended Nevada Senate bill does not change the Nevada Supreme Court’s seminal holding that an association lien is a true priority lien that, when properly foreclosed, may extinguish a first deed of trust, [subscribers can access an enhanced...

Vetstein Law Group, P.C.
SJC Voids Foreclosure Over Defective Notice of Default

Ruling Enables Foreclosed Owner to Live in Premises For Over 6 Years, Leaving New Owner with Defective Title In a decision which could affect how title examiners and title insurance companies underwrite title to foreclosed properties, the Supreme...