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A Checklist For Lenders Preparing For CRE Loan Defaults

Considering the recent interest rate environment, lenders should brush up on the proper steps that they should tak... (more story)

7th Circ Joins Trend Of No CGL Coverage For Structural Flaws

The Seventh Circuit, which recently held potential structural instability did not count as property damage under a... (more story)

In The CFPB Playbook: Making Good On Bold Promises

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's funding structure in the se... (more story)

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Pa. Drive-In Dinged For Sleepovers In No-Campground Zone

A Pennsylvania drive-in movie theater's "overnight passes" for guests to stay after a late-night showing or for multiple days of a movie marathon effectively made the theater into a campground and ran afoul of... (more story)

Wayfair Says Contractor On 1st Megastore Stiffed Vendors

Online retailer Wayfair LLC says the company it hired to oversee the build-out of its first "large-format" brick and mortar location failed to pay multiple subcontractors on the project, forcing Wayfair to pay... (more story)

Buildings in Washington, D.C., are pictured. The district's Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced plans to offer a 15-year property tax freeze for projects that aim to convert office buildings into commercial spaces. (iStock)
DC To Offer 15-Year Tax Freeze For Office Conversion Projects

Washington, D.C., plans to offer a 15-year property tax freeze for projects that aim to reposition an office building for a different commercial use, building on the city's larger effort to enliven its downtow... (more story)

Saul Ewing Adds Entertainment, Real Estate Litigator In LA

Saul Ewing has added as a partner in its Los Angeles office a trial attorney with a nearly 30-year track record of representing public and private companies, along with executives and investors in entertainmen... (more story)

2nd Circ. Backs Disbarred Atty's Prison Term For Fraud Plea

A disbarred California attorney can't reverse a Manhattan federal court's 5½-year prison sentence and $5.5 million restitution order that followed his guilty plea to wire fraud for a real estate and venture fr... (more story)

All Grand Jury Witnesses Get Civil Immunity, Colo. Panel Says

A Colorado state appeals court held for the first time Thursday that all types of grand jury witnesses have absolute immunity for their testimony, though they don't have sweeping protection for statements made... (more story)

Ross Steps Down At Related Cos. To Run Florida-Based Firm

Stephen M. Ross, a giant in the real estate development world, is stepping away from his leadership role as chairman of Related Cos., which he founded in 1972, to focus on the South Florida market as the head of a new firm.

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Conn. Justices Avoid Entanglement Issues In Rabbi Land Row

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday agreed that a property dispute between the Chabad Lubavitch of Western and Southern New England Inc. and a Stamford rabbi belongs before a private religious panel, settl... (more story)

Behind Ex-McElroy Deutsch CFO's Ch. 11

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter's former chief financial officer, who has admitted to skimming off $1.5 million from his firm, has filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey as he faces both a civil suit and crim... (more story)

Poughkeepsie, New York, is pictured. The city has become the third in the state to opt in to good cause eviction protections. (
NY City Adopts 'Good Cause' Eviction Protections Once More

Poughkeepsie, New York, became the third city to opt in to "good cause" eviction protections since the state Legislature adopted the renter safeguards via the fiscal year 2025 budget, years after a local versi... (more story)

Loan Guarantor Can't Dodge Citibank's Foreclosure Bid

A New York federal judge refused to dismiss a loan guarantor from Citibank's mortgage loan foreclosure suit accusing the owner of a Brooklyn apartment building of defaulting on a $15 million commercial mortgage loan.

Biden's FDIC Pick Hangs Tough Amid GOP Doubts On Record

President Joe Biden's candidate for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chair faced scrutiny Thursday as Republican senators at her nomination hearing expressed their skepticism about her readiness to lead the age... (more story)

Allstate Must Face Deflated Payments Suit, Judge Rules

Allstate cannot escape a proposed class action accusing the insurer of wrongfully depreciating labor costs as part of actual cash value payments to insureds for property damage, an Arizona federal judge ruled,... (more story)

Condo Owner Can Sue Over Icy Sidewalk, Mich. Justices Rule

A condominium owners' association can be sued by a member who slipped on ice in a common area, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Thursday, finding an association has a duty to exercise reasonable care to protec... (more story)