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Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – June 6th Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Holy Mau: A New Kind Of Chinese Drywall Claim

Chinese drywall -- litigation over the smell of a rotten egg, er, rolls on. There has been lots of coverage litigation over the past few years concerning various issues associated with Chinese drywall. But last week’s decision in Chartis Property & Casualty Company v. Jassy, No. 12-2087 (M...

Caveat Venditor – Let the (Real Estate) Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Procedures Act Strikes Again in the District of Columbia

By Roger D. Winston, Shelah F. Lynn, and Timothy P. Martin A recent court decision emphasizes the need for real estate developers to proceed with caution when making representations to potential home buyers in the District of Columbia, as well as in other jurisdictions with similar consumer protection...

Watch Out For California Transfer Taxes In Transactions Involving Real Estate Holdings

By Larry Tannenbaum and Stephanie L. Pfaff For some time now, we have reported on the growing trend in California of counties collecting documentary transfer tax for transfers of interests in legal entities holding real property in California. This update of a DLA Piper alert originally published...

It’s Always A Good Time To Review the Massachusetts Lead Paint Law Disclosure Requirements

Fraught with liability and danger, the Massachusetts Lead Paint Law is always a hot topic for Massachusetts residential real estate professionals. Fortunately for us, my colleague Attorney Marc Canner recently gave a seminar on the Lead Paint Law in which he prepared a very helpful Frequently Asked Questions...