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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EPA Awards $4.3B In Grants For Climate Change Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it's steering $4.3 billion in grant funding to 25 projects that promise to help curb greenhouse gas pollution, advance environmental justice and transition the cou... (more story)

Rail Biz Asks 4th Circ. To Revive Va. Broadband Law Fight

The Association of American Railroads is asking the Fourth Circuit to step in and put a stop to a Virginia law that allows broadband providers easier access to railroad property, calling it a "supercharged emi... (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)

99 Cents Only Pivots To New Buyers After $8M Bid Rescinded

Discount retail chain 99 Cents Only asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to approve alternative sales for two California real estate parcels after the winning bidder who submitted a $8 million offer failed to clo... (more story)

NC State Resolves Cancer Patient's Fight To Test Building

North Carolina State University and a professor with cancer have ended a dispute over testing a campus building that contains cancer-causing chemicals, with the school telling the state's highest court the par... (more story)

Ohio Tax Board Hikes CVS Property Value Back To $2.3M

An Ohio CVS had its valuation wrongly decreased to $1.4 million by the local tax board based on increased depreciation values and inferior comparable properties, the state's tax appeals board said, increasing ... (more story)

Walker & Dunlop Steers $285.5M Refi For Pa. Student Housing

Walker & Dunlop arranged $285.5 million in refinancing for two Philadelphia student housing properties owned by developer The Goldenberg Group and located on the campus of Temple University, according to a Mon... (more story)

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Miami-Dade County Nabs $40M For Public Housing Upgrades

Miami-Dade County announced that it received a $39.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which will support investment in two public housing campuses in Overtown and across... (more story)

Pretium Raises $1.5B For Investing In Single-Family Rentals

Investment firm Pretium raised $1.5 billion for its sixth single-family housing fund, surpassing its fundraising goal with investments from U.S. pension plans, insurers, U.S. wealth managers and others, the fi... (more story)

Konrad Bicher, who dubbed himself the "Wolf of Airbnb," leaves federal court in Manhattan on June 26, 2023. Bicher was sentenced Monday to over four years in prison for defrauding landlords and federal pandemic-relief programs. (AP Photo/Lawrence Neumeister, File)
'Wolf Of Airbnb' Gets 51 Mos. As Judge Sees Lack Of Remorse

A Manhattan federal judge hit the Florida man who styled himself the "Wolf of Airbnb" with over four years in prison Monday, saying the risk is high that he will break the law again after scamming New York City landlords.

New Precedent, New Fate For NAR 'Cooperation' Rule Suit

A California federal judge reversed course Monday and revived a lawsuit, tossed in 2021, targeting National Association of Realtors rules that prevent real estate agents from listing properties outside their a... (more story)

Colo. Judge Blocks Zoning Ban On Church's Shelter Program

A Colorado federal judge preliminarily blocked a town from enforcing zoning regulations to prevent a church from allowing homeless people to live in RVs on church property, finding the church could likely prov... (more story)

Greystar Can Arbitrate Security Deposit Claims, Judge Says

A California federal judge ruled that Greystar can arbitrate the claims of a named plaintiff in a putative class action that accuses the real estate company of wrongfully withholding its former tenants' security deposits.

Nationwide Seeks Travelers' Aid In Hot Tub Illness Row

Nationwide told a California federal court a Travelers unit must help defend a condominium association in an underlying lawsuit brought by a resident alleging he needed a double lung transplant because of hot ... (more story)