Expert Analysis

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)

Assessing The Future Of Colorado's Economic Loss Rule

The Colorado Supreme Court's decision to review a state appellate court's ruling in Mid-Century Insurance Co. v. H... (more story)

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Tribal Biz Atty Must Meet Calif. DA Over Greenhouse Wreckage

A California federal judge has ordered the lawyer for a business owned by a tribal conglomerate to attend a hearing with San Bernardino County's district attorney, saying the lawyer must explain why he forced ... (more story)

La. Hotel Owner Must Arbitrate Hurricane Ida Damage Claims

A Louisiana federal judge has ordered the owner of an extended-stay hotel near New Orleans to go to arbitration with a group of insurers over coverage for damage caused by Hurricane Ida, finding that the polic... (more story)

A New York judge’s recent ruling obligates Donald Trump and his affiliates to pay $453.5 million, with interest, for using false financial statements and other records to falsely report hundreds of millions in phantom property value to defraud banks and insurers. (Derek French / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
NY Ruling Spares Trump Org The Ax But Puts Up Guardrails

A New York judge listened to his critics by deciding not to ban Donald Trump and his companies from doing business in New York entirely with a ruling last week forcing the former president and his affiliates t... (more story)

Health REIT Hid Halted $375M Equity Stake Deal, Suit Says

A Medical Properties Trust Inc. shareholder accused the hospital-focused real estate investment trust in Maryland federal court of hiding the California government's halting of a $375 million equity stake tran... (more story)

Travelers Can't Duck Payout In Warehouse Fire Reversal

A New York federal court has rejected Travelers' bid for additional discovery in a coverage dispute involving a textile importer whose goods were destroyed in a warehouse fire, after the Second Circuit vacated... (more story)

New York Pandemic Coverage Ruling Offers Few Surprises

Businesses seeking insurance coverage for their pandemic losses were dealt yet another loss recently by New York's top court, a ruling that didn't surprise attorneys watching to see whether the Empire State mi... (more story)

Bankrupt REIT Gets Ch. 11 Reorganization Plan Approved

A subsidiary of Silver Star Properties REIT Inc. received approval Friday for its Chapter 11 reorganization plan that will channel its remaining property assets into a Delaware subsidiary free and clear of all... (more story)

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Up Next At High Court: Social Media Laws & Bump Stocks

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments related to three big-ticket cases this week in a pair of First Amendment challenges to Florida and Texas laws prohibiting social media platforms from removing co... (more story)

MV Realty Asks NC Justices To Stay Injunction Pending Appeal

MV Realty is defending the enforceability of a series of agreements with more than 2,000 North Carolina homeowners — asking the state's Supreme Court to overturn a trial judge's injunction finding the company ... (more story)

Amuro Tsuzuki competes in the ISA World Surfing Games in Huntington Beach, California, in 2022. The surfing destination city is asking a judge to declare that it need not comply with the regional housing needs allocation set by the state, but that request hinges on an argument shot down by a state appellate court in January, California said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Calif. Raises Sanctions In Testy Housing Fight With City

California says it plans to seek sanctions against Huntington Beach, California, alleging that a cross-petition filed by the city was a clear attempt to delay proceedings amid the state's case alleging Hunting... (more story)

8th Circ. Says Nursing Home Fraudster Owes Supplier $7.6M

A nursing home company whose owner pleaded guilty in January to employment tax fraud in a New Jersey federal case must shoulder a $5 million judgment plus interest and fees for bills it failed to pay a medical... (more story)

Homebuyers' NAR Antitrust Claims Still Fail, Ill. Judge Says

An Illinois federal judge has again axed federal antitrust claims brought by a proposed class of homebuyers challenging the National Association of Realtors' commission rules, while allowing some of the new st... (more story)

Russian Bank President Charged With Sanctions Violations

The head of a Russian-state-owned bank has been charged in New York federal court with evading economic sanctions by conspiring with others to maintain his two super-yachts and a luxury home in Aspen, Colorado... (more story)

Feds Say Russian Citizens Laundered Cash With Fla. Condos

Federal officials in South Florida announced Thursday that they have initiated forfeiture proceedings against two condominium units located in Miami, saying that they're owned by a pair of Russians who were pr... (more story)