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High Court's BofA Ruling Leaves State Preemption Questions

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cantero v. Bank of America sheds light on whether certain state banking re... (more story)

How A Bumblebee Got Under Calif. Wildlife Regulator's Bonnet

A California bumblebee's listing as an endangered species could lead to a regulatory quagmire as California Depart... (more story)

The Clock Is Ticking For Fla. Construction Defect Claims

Ahead of the fast-approaching July 1 deadline for filing construction defect claims in Florida, Sean Ravenel at Fo... (more story)

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10-Story DC Office Building Steps Closer To Foreclosure

A 176,000-square-foot office building in downtown Washington that last traded for $84 million 3½ years ago may soon head off to a foreclosure auction, the latest indicator that the nation's capital's office ma... (more story)

NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Katten Muchin, Wachtel Missry and Rosenberg & Estis are among the law firms that landed work on the largest New York City real estate deals to hit public records last week, a slow period that saw only four tra... (more story)

Compass Datacenters has announced that plans are in the works to turn a former Sears headquarters in Illinois into a $10-billion data center campus. (iStock)
Data Center Builder Starts $10B Project In Illinois

Sears' former headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is being turned into a $10-billion campus that will have five hyperscale data centers, Compass Datacenters announced.

Bain Capital JV Snaps Up San Diego Industrial Site For $20M

A Bain Capital affiliate and a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm said Tuesday that they acquired a San Diego area industrial property for about $20 million.

Farms Blame EPA Inaction In New Contaminated Land Claims

A lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brought by a group of farmers over federally approved biosolids containing a group of chemicals known as PFAS could mark the start of a new wave of la... (more story)

Mich. AG To Pursue Deadlocked Charges In Carhartt Atty Case

Prosecutors will continue pursuing embezzlement charges against a Michigan attorney accused of stealing from his client, a former leader of the Carhartt workwear company, after a Wayne County jury couldn't rea... (more story)

Allen Matkins Attys Break Down CEQA Reform Blueprint

The Little Hoover Commission, a nonpartisan oversight agency, delivered lawmakers a set of recommendations last month for finally addressing a series of persistent complaints with the California Environmental ... (more story)

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NY High Court Backs Manhattan Housing On Garden Site

A proposed seven-story, mixed-use, 123-unit affordable housing project in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood shouldn't be blocked from development after New York City's government "rationally determined" that it ... (more story)

DOJ Says DC Circ. Shouldn't Rethink Realtor Antitrust Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has told the D.C. Circuit that its April decision allowing it to reopen an investigation into the National Association of Realtors doesn't conflict with any U.S. Supreme Court or... (more story)

Plaintiffs argued that HUD enforcement actions begin with an informal warning and progress to a formal letter of violation and then penalties if the violation is not corrected; the action of interest here is currently at the first step of the process. (Jimmy Hoover | Law360)
HUD Freed From Pa. Pot Patients' Suit Over Housing Rebuff

Unless the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development fulfills its threat to withhold a Pennsylvania county housing agency's funding for complying with a state court order to admit licensed medical marij... (more story)

NYC Board Votes To Raise Rents For 1M Households

New York City's Rent Guidelines Board has voted to increase rents for the nearly 1 million households living in rent-stabilized units by 2.75% for one-year leases and by 5.25% for two-year leases.

McElroy Deutsch Says Exec Embezzled Money For Home

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP has doubled down on its bid for a constructive trust on the home of two former executives accused of stealing from the firm.

Short-Term Rental Laws And The Litigation They've Sparked

Short-term rentals are a contentious topic in the U.S., disrupting the hospitality industry and sometimes the neighborhoods where they’re located. Here, Law360 Real Estate Authority rounds up the state and loc... (more story)

Fla. Condo Board Says Group Wrongly Accused It Of Crimes

A Florida condominium association has brought a Miami-Dade County state court lawsuit against a residents group over defamation, accusing the group of luring tenants into a WhatsApp chat to disseminate false s... (more story)