Expert Analysis

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: July Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy considers cases touching on pre- and... (more story)

Utilizing Liability Exemption When Calif. Cities Lease Property

With rising costs pushing California municipalities to lease real estate assets instead of purchasing them, munici... (more story)

Expect CFPB To Enforce Warning Against 'Coercive' Fine Print

The recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning against unenforceable terms "deceptively" slipped into the... (more story)

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Property Plays: Barings, Blackstone, Tishman Speyer

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Chubb Unit Beats Manufacturer In R.I. COVID-19 Coverage Suit

A knitted wire mesh manufacturer lost its bid for coverage for pandemic losses at its Mexico facilities because it didn't show that COVID-19 caused covered physical damage, a Rhode Island federal court ruled F... (more story)

Anticipating new tariffs, Asian importers are looking to Southern California and Mexico to increase manufacturing facilities, since the region is the "cheapest and fastest" way to distribute goods through Middle America. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via AP)
Rexford Leader Notes Demand Uptick Amid Tariff Concerns

Importers of goods from Asia are showing increased interest in setting up manufacturing sites in Southern California, amid the uncertainty of additional tariffs should Donald Trump win the presidency in Novemb... (more story)

Signature Gatherers Must Comply With Mich. Election Law

A Michigan appellate panel said in a published opinion that petition signature gatherers must strictly comply with state election law, finding that the gatherers' failure to identify their town of residence re... (more story)

Co. Says La. Utility Ditched Millions In Restitution Claims

A Louisiana utility company wrongfully refused to accept $42.3 million in restitution for deficiencies found by a consulting company in meter technology that collects energy usage data, the consulting company ... (more story)

12 Firms Guiding IPO Quartet Projected To Exceed $5B

Twelve law firms are on tap to guide four initial public offerings scheduled for the week of July 22 that could exceed $5 billion combined, led by potentially the year's largest IPO from cold-storage warehouse... (more story)

San Francisco Lawmaker Floats Rent Algorithm Software Ban

A San Francisco lawmaker proposed a ban that would prohibit selling or using software that can be used for rent price fixing, and took aim at property management software companies such as RealPage and Yardi f... (more story)

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Credit Rater Presses 4th Circ. To Trash Developers' Libel Suit

Credit rating firm Dun & Bradstreet has asked the Fourth Circuit to scrap a group of apartment development companies' libel lawsuit, telling the court that nothing in a credit score was provably false.

Bank Regulators Ask 5th Circ. To Unfreeze New Lending Rules

Federal banking regulators have urged the Fifth Circuit to rescind a Texas district court's injunction blocking implementation of new community lending rules, arguing in a filing that the district court's find... (more story)

In the second quarter of 2024, SL Green signed nearly 40 new office leases in Manhattan, with the overwhelming majority of them residing at addresses other than Park Avenue. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
SL Green Sees Office Leasing Growth Migrate In Manhattan

SL Green executives said Thursday that after months of Park Avenue leading the charge in office leasing activity, other Manhattan submarkets have taken the lead during a quarter in which the real estate invest... (more story)

Calif. Justices Revive Row Over State Farm's Claims Handling

California's Supreme Court revived a policyholder's case over State Farm's claims-handling practices, reversing an appeals court decision and agreeing with the state's attorney general that California's statut... (more story)

Pa. Judge Orders Accused RE Fraudster To Pretrial Detention

A Pennsylvania federal judge has ordered an accused real estate fraudster to pretrial detention, finding that his previously undisclosed ties to Panama and the fact that he is charged with using fake identitie... (more story)

Property Management Group Pays $304K For OT Violations

A Florida property management group paid nearly $304,000 in back wages, damages and fines for denying 92 workers overtime pay, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.

Conn. Justices Order Redo Of Apartment Tenant's Fee Award

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday gave a landlord another shot at reducing a $3,500 attorney fee award scored by a tenant in an eviction dispute, holding that the lower court failed to consider whether... (more story)