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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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The 2 New Jersey Attys Ensnared In A Mogul's Extortion Rap

New Jersey businessman George E. Norcross III may be the alleged mastermind of an extortion scheme to reap millions in tax credits on waterfront property in a distressed city, but an explosive indictment also ... (more story)

Texas High Court OKs Golf Course-To-Housing Conversion

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that permanent restrictions on lots within a subdivision do not bar owners from converting an adjacent golf course into additional housing, finding that the developers had not... (more story)

A potato field in Maine is pictured. An association in the state aiming to help farmers with the identification and aftermath of PFAS contamination on their land is expected to join a suit brought by a group of ranchers in Texas against the EPA over a lack of regulation on PFAS found in biosolids. (iStock)
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)

Latham Guides Data Centers Biz In $2.2B KKR-Led Group Deal

A consortium led by private equity giant KKR announced Tuesday it agreed to invest up to $2.22 billion in Singapore-based data center provider ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, which is advised by Latham & Wat... (more story)

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)

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.

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Judge Skeptical Of Houston Developer's $2M DIP Bid In Ch. 11

The insolvent developer of an almost-finished apartment building in Houston hit a hiccup Tuesday during its first-day hearing in a Texas bankruptcy court, where a judge indicated the company did not present en... (more story)

Condo's Historic Location Doesn't Bar Bombing Coverage

The insurer for a Nashville, Tennessee, condominium owners association cannot use a historic structures exclusion to dodge covering the repair costs associated with damage caused by a bombing on Christmas Day ... (more story)

Whether a profitable side hustle or a disruption to the hotel industry, short-term rentals continue to be a source of debate, controversy and even litigation. (iStock)
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)

CFPB Tags Reverse-Mortgage Servicers With Permanent Bans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Tuesday it had permanently banned Sutherland Global and NOVAD Management Consultant from reverse-mortgage servicing activities and hit Sutherland with $16.... (more story)

Home Builders Sued For Non-FHA-Compliant Apartments

A group of home building and financing companies including the Toll Brothers were sued by Manhattan federal prosecutors Tuesday for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act by building residential units that w... (more story)

Split Pa. High Court Finds Rental Registry Suit Moot

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed out landlords' appeal of Pittsburgh's 2015 ordinance requiring them to list their rental units in a public registry, because it had been replaced by a newer, narrower law,... (more story)

Sterling Bank Ex-CEO Won't Face Charges Over Loan Program

The founder and former CEO of Sterling Bank and Trust, who has been investigated in connection with a fraud-plagued loan program, will not face criminal charges from the U.S. Department of Justice, according t... (more story)