Expert Analysis

Why NYC Building Owners Shouldn't Ignore Emissions Rule

New rules from the New York City Department of Buildings clarify the previously vague good faith efforts that buil... (more story)

A Year-End Look At Florida's Capital Investment Tax Credit

Notwithstanding the Walt Disney Co.’s feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis this year, Florida's capital investment tax cred... (more story)

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)

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Property Owner Sees Bid To Appeal Bad Faith Finding Nixed

A Louisiana federal judge denied a property owner's bid to immediately appeal her ruling compelling arbitration of its bad faith claims against its insurers, in a case centering on millions of dollars' worth o... (more story)

Airline Execs Cop To Accepting $1.2M In Contract Bribes

A trio of airline executives pled guilty to accepting bribes from a company in exchange for agreeing to help the company obtain contracts from the airline at Newark Liberty International Airport, federal prose... (more story)

Developer Soho Properties, which filed for Chapter 11 in July, agreed with lenders Arden and Corten Real Estate Partners in September to allow a sale to go forward. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
NYC Margaritaville Lenders Decry Lack Of 'End Game'

The lenders that acquired the Times Square Margaritaville resort in a recent auction told a New York court that they have full control over the property, though the developer claims otherwise.

Mich. Couple Can't Shake Town's Illegal Animal Farm Suit

The Michigan Court of Appeals sided with the charter township of Port Huron in its suit over a local married couple's allegedly illegal animal farm, ruling that the married couple couldn't cite the state's Rig... (more story)

Trump Gets More Experts In NY Fraud Trial, Can't Call Monitor

A New York judge on Friday allowed Donald Trump to call more experts in his civil fraud trial defense case, including a real estate broker friendly with the former president, but rejected Trump's attempt to pu... (more story)

Radisson Hospitality Faces Sex Trafficking Suit In Texas

A woman says Radisson Hospitality and its subsidiary hotel brands should be held liable for enabling her to be trafficked for sex at their Texas locations, according to a new federal lawsuit that adds to the g... (more story)

Data Center Developer Files For $157M San Antonio Project

Vantage Data Centers will soon begin work on a facility in San Antonio for $157 million, according to project plans filed with the state, in what appears to be its first data center in Texas.

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La. Judge Won't Nix Arbitration Order In $11M Hurricane Row

A Louisiana federal judge has denied a bid by attorneys who missed a deadline to rescind his order tossing two defendants and forcing arbitration in a case over more than $11 million in hurricane damage to an ... (more story)

Ga. Counties End Wells Fargo Mortgage Suit Without Settling

Three Georgia counties that accused Wells Fargo of upholding discriminatory lending and foreclosure practices have asked the court to dismiss their suit with prejudice, noting that the dismissal is not the res... (more story)

Fannie Mae is owed almost $13.8 million from a borrower that failed to present any evidence parrying the lender’s claim that it defaulted on a mortgage for an apartment building in a suburb of Philadelphia, a judge ruled Thursday. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Fannie Mae Scores Early Win In $14M Philly Foreclosure Suit

A Pennsylvania federal judge granted Fannie Mae a summary judgment this week in a foreclosure case involving a roughly $13.8 million default on the mortgage for an apartment building near Philadelphia because ... (more story)

DC Circ. Prods DOJ, Realtors Over Limits Of Antitrust Deal

A D.C. Circuit panel seemed skeptical during oral arguments Friday that a deal between the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Department of Justice ending an antitrust investigation meant the agency... (more story)

Fla. Condo Seeks To Bar Insurer's Witness In $1.2M Storm Suit

A condominium association fighting its insurer for almost $1.2 million in storm damage coverage asked a Florida federal court Friday to exclude testimony from one of the carrier's witnesses, arguing she is unq... (more story)

Colo. Accuses Vacation Home Venture Of Duping Investors

Colorado's securities commissioner is seeking an injunction against a vacation property investment business that "resorted to misleading investors" about deals to buy up properties in New York, Hawaii and othe... (more story)

No Defense For Tenant's Pneumonia Death Suit, Insurer Says

An insurer told a federal court that it should not have to defend or indemnify a property manager against a lawsuit alleging the manager should have known about potential mold exposure in a home it rented out ... (more story)