Expert Analysis

Crypto Has Democratized Trading In Bankruptcy Claims

Following the pandemic, there has been a wave of cryptocurrency bankruptcies and a related increase in access to i... (more story)

Paths Forward For RE Buyers In Turbulent Market Conditions

Real estate borrowers are facing significant challenges in financing new acquisitions or developments amid escalat... (more story)

DC Ruling Provides Support For Builders Risk Claim Recovery

To deny coverage for builders risk claims, insurers have been increasingly relying on two arguments, both of which... (more story)

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Brine Co. Says Pollution Suit Coverage Denial Is 'Egregious'

A brine supplier asked a Louisiana federal court to determine that its insurer does owe defense and indemnity coverage for an underlying suit alleging the supplier leaked toxic chemicals from a salt mine onto ... (more story)

NC County Says Energy Co. Owes $1.6M For Failed Project

A North Carolina county said an energy company didn't follow through on its plan to build a natural gas electric generating facility, despite the county's significant investment in the project.

A notice is seen at a smoke shop in New York City on June 16, announcing the seizure of “illicit cannabis” at the business. In escalating its crackdown on unlicensed cannabis sellers, the city revealed Monday it will impose new fines against landlords that fail to evict such businesses from their properties. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NYC To Levy New Fines On Illicit Smoke Shops' Landlords

A New York City task force on Monday warned 50 property owners, all previously reprimanded by the city for renting space to unlicensed cannabis and tobacco retailers, that it intends to pursue steeper fines ag... (more story)

Golf Course Cos. Ask 4th Circ. Not To Certify Chinese Citizens

A group of golf course ownership companies has asked the Fourth Circuit to affirm a trial court's denial of class certification to investors suing over the use of their money by now-defunct Chinese peer-to-pee... (more story)

Mich. Board Stalls On Property Tax Elimination Summary

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers delayed consideration at its Monday meeting of whether a 100-word summary of a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate property taxes was sufficient.

Ga. Hotel Sex Trafficking Suit Settles Before Trial

A group of women who said they were for years victims of sex trafficking at Atlanta-area hotels agreed to settle on the eve of trial after suing hotel owners and operators they said ignored the crimes happenin... (more story)

Sentencing Guidelines Boosted For Atty In Pot Bribe Case

An attorney convicted in a marijuana licensing bribery scheme faces a potentially stiff sentence after a Boston federal judge on Monday rejected the defendant's math, showing he only gained $15,000 from the cr... (more story)

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Aretha Franklin's Youngest Son To Get 'Crown Jewel' House

A Michigan probate judge decided Monday that a 2014 handwritten document found in Aretha Franklin's couch cushion is the controlling will for her estate, setting up the late singer's youngest son to get the "c... (more story)

Latest Realtors Commission-Fixing Suit Filed In Georgia

A group of people who sold homes in Georgia filed a class action against the National Association of Realtors and numerous real estate firms over the compensation rule, which requires sellers to pay a commissi... (more story)

An apartment building in Los Angeles is pictured. Greystar Real Estate Partners is trying to get a proposed class action accusing the multifamily giant of withholding tenants' security deposits thrown out. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Greystar Seeks Quick End To Security Deposits Suit

Multifamily giant Greystar Real Estate Partners told a California federal judge it wants a proposed class action tossed that alleges it withheld tenants' security deposits without explanation, saying the court... (more story)

Real Estate Agency Settles Ex-Worker's Sex Bias Suit

A former employee of a real estate agency told a Georgia federal court Monday that she has finalized the details of a settlement with the company to end her lawsuit alleging she was fired after complaining tha... (more story)

RealPage, Landlords Say DOJ Wrong On Price-Fixing Claims

RealPage and several landlords accused of using the company's software to fix residential rental rates across the country told a Tennessee federal court the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to improperly e... (more story)

Tenn. Developer Wants Deposit Back From Lender Gone Quiet

A Tennessee developer has accused a lender of racketeering, saying in federal court it flouted a $17 million loan agreement and failed to return a $4.3 million deposit after defaulting.

Judge Won't Toss Robocall Suit Against LoanDepot

An Arizona federal judge refused to let LoanDepot Inc. escape a proposed Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action, ruling that the mortgage company still violated the TCPA when it called the lead plainti... (more story)