Expert Analysis

Setting The Stage For High Court BofA Escrow Interest Case

Dori Bailey and Curtis Johnson at Bond Schoeneck examine relevant legislation and case law dating back 200 years a... (more story)

DC's Housing Tax Break Proposal: What's In It, What's Missing

Proposed Washington, D.C., rules implementing the Housing in Downtown Tax Abatement program — for commercial prope... (more story)

Contract Disputes Recap: The Terms Matter

Stephanie Magnell and Zachary Jacobson at Seyfarth examine recent decisions from the U.S. Civilian Board of Contra... (more story)

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No Dearth Of Suits Against NY Bank Over Real Estate Losses

Investor lawsuits are piling up in federal court against New York Community Bank after it reported $252 million in fourth quarter losses following its acquisitions of Flagstar Bank in 2022 and a Signature Bank... (more story)

Wash. Housing Program Funding Stream Survives Challenge

A Washington appellate court has upheld a document-recording surcharge implemented statewide in 2021, the proceeds of which fund housing and homelessness initiatives, overriding a trade group's arguments that ... (more story)

A man crosses a mostly empty H Street in downtown Washington, D.C., on April 6, 2020. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the district has seen a rise in office vacancies that has largely persisted. (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
DC Plans $400M In Upgrades To Back Struggling Downtown

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has rolled out a plan to spend $401 million over the next five years to improve the city's downtown as it suffers from rising office vacancies and braces for two professio... (more story)

NYC Life Sciences Sector Struggles Amid Investing Dip

For the second year in a row, New York City's life sciences industry faced an uphill battle in making gains at the end of 2023 due to the increased federal interest rate, the looming possibility of an economic... (more story)

Win For D.C.'s NFL Stadium Bid As House Approves Bill

A bill that would clear a path for the Washington, D.C., city government to build a new stadium for the NFL's Commanders on the site of the team's former stadium was passed by the full House on Wednesday and s... (more story)

Subcontractor Seeks Sanctions In Amazon Warehouse Fight

An electric subcontractor locked in a dispute with a construction company over delayed building of an Amazon warehouse in southern Georgia asked a Peach State federal court to penalize its opponent for "blatan... (more story)

Atlanta Accused Of Pushing Ex-Eatery's Unlawful Demolition

An Atlanta property owner has accused the city, its property review board, and its police in Georgia federal court of going forward with the illegal demolition of the owner's property without proper notification.

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Ariz. AG Says RealPage, Landlords Use Algo To Fix Rent Prices

Arizona's attorney general on Wednesday filed an antitrust suit in state court against RealPage and several landlords over an alleged conspiracy to illegally raise rents for hundreds of thousands of renters by... (more story)

Fla. Judge OKs $43.5M Deutsche Bank Deal In Ch. 15 Case

A Florida bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a $43.5 million settlement between Deutsche Bank AG and liquidators for a group of Caribbean-based companies to resolve claims against the bank for its alleged ... (more story)

A New York federal judge has permanently dismissed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims in a suit filed by owners of timeshare interests in The Manhattan Club Association Inc., ruling that the plaintiffs failed to specifically allege how the association's managers schemed to deceive and defraud them. (
NY Judge Tosses Hotel Timeshare RICO Claims For Good

A New York federal judge again dismissed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit filed by owners of timeshare interests in a nonprofit affiliated with The Manhattan Club hotel, ruling that th... (more story)

CFPB, FTC Urge 11th Circ. To Rule Against 'Pay-To-Pay' Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission have backed consumers battling mortgage servicer Ocwen over the legality of so-called convenience fees, urging the Eleventh Circuit to affi... (more story)

Brokerages Seek Exit From Missouri Commission-Fixing Suit

Several real estate brokerages pushed to exit a putative antitrust class action in Michigan federal court accusing them and the National Association of Realtors of conspiring to inflate commission fees for buy... (more story)

Homeowners Urge Judge To Toss 'Tactical' MV Realty Ch. 11

A committee of homeowners who signed agreements with MV Realty told a Florida bankruptcy judge on Tuesday that the company filed for Chapter 11 as a maneuver to dodge a series of state actions seeking to void ... (more story)

Insurance Agency Says It Wasn't Told Of Airbnb Shooting Suits

A Pennsylvania insurance agency accused of concealing that a Pittsburgh Airbnb property was subject to numerous lawsuits over a mass shooting has claimed that the property owner never revealed the problems whe... (more story)