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  • January 05, 2024

    NY LLC Transparency Law Set To Lose Public Access Element

    A recently signed New York law that allows the public and law enforcement to look behind the veil of limited liability companies is likely to be gutted of one of its main functions when it goes into effect in a year.

  • January 05, 2024

    Brookfield Buys ATC's India Telecom Portfolio For $2.5B

    A Brookfield Asset Management affiliate will become India's biggest operator of telecommunications towers after agreeing to pay $2.5 billion to acquire the Indian operations of American Tower Corp.

  • January 03, 2024

    Seneca Nation Suit Over NY Thruway Headed For Mediation

    A federal district court judge has agreed to extend the deadlines for motions in a long-running challenge by the Seneca Nation to New York over a portion of the state's thruway that runs through the federally recognized tribe's reservation land after the parties said they have agreed to pursue mediation.

  • January 03, 2024

    Canadian Property Co. Can't Claim Mining Loss, Court Says

    A Canadian real estate company cannot claim tax losses from its predecessor, an insolvent mining company that new investors transformed into a tax shelter while disguising their control, the Tax Court of Canada said.

  • January 03, 2024

    NC Landowner Says Delay Voided Verizon Cell Tower Lease

    A North Carolina landowner asked a federal judge to end a cell tower equipment lease with Verizon Wireless, claiming the three and a half years it took for the company to start work at the site was a delay that voided the deal.

  • January 03, 2024

    Shubin & Bass Co-Founder Launches Miami Boutique

    The co-founder of Miami litigation boutique Shubin & Bass PA is leaving the firm after 30 years to hang his own shingle.

  • January 03, 2024

    Equinor, BP Scrap Offshore Wind Farm Deal With NY

    Equinor on Wednesday said it's terminating its power contract with New York state for its Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farm, just months after state regulators rejected the energy company's plea to receive additional funding to counter macroeconomic headwinds buffeting U.S. offshore wind development.

  • January 02, 2024

    Cole Schotz Names 6 Attys As Members In 3 US States

    Cole Schotz PC said Tuesday that it has kicked off the new year by tapping six of the law firm's attorneys to become members at its Florida, Maryland and New Jersey offices.

  • January 02, 2024

    Fla. Says Tribe Misreads 'Indian Lands' In Water Permit Suit

    Florida has once again urged a federal judge to hand it a win in a tribe's lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of the state's effort to take over a Clean Water Act permitting program, arguing that the tribe's theory of "Indian lands" is wrong.

  • January 02, 2024

    Pipeline Project Asks Court For Access To Harris County Land

    An energy company constructing a natural gas pipeline through southeast Texas asked a state court Tuesday to appoint several Houston landowners to assess the amount of damages that will be owed through its access to land in Harris County. 

  • January 01, 2024

    Energy Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2024

    While a looming presidential election means that significant Congressional action on energy policy likely isn't in the cards, there are big-ticket regulatory items that are poised to cross the finish line. Here are several legislative and regulatory moves that energy attorneys will be watching in 2024.

  • December 22, 2023

    Property Plays: Seyfarth, Taurus, Sila Realty

    Seyfarth Shaw guided a $98 million sale of two Arizona office buildings, Taurus Investment Holdings has sold a Florida business park for $42.75 million, and Sila Realty Trust has sold a Texas hospital for $258.4 million.

  • December 22, 2023

    PHH Mortgage Loan Officers Win Collective Cert. In OT Suit

    A group of loan officers has won certification as a class in a collective action that alleges PHH Mortgage Corp. violated labor laws by not calculating and paying overtime pay correctly.

  • December 21, 2023

    Zoning Regs Prohibit Gun Club's 'RV Park,' Wash. Judges Say

    A proposed Spokane-area shooting range can't offer overnight parking for recreational vehicles during sporting events, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, agreeing with a neighboring cemetery that county regulations prohibit RV parks within the rural zone encompassing the site.

  • December 21, 2023

    Investment Tax Credit Regs Could Limit Renewable Gas

    The Inflation Reduction Act contained major tax breaks for the biogas industry, but recent proposed rules for the law's investment tax credit could leave producers of renewable natural gas, a refined form of biogas used as transportation fuel, out in the cold.

  • December 21, 2023

    Montana Camp Operator Seeks Stay In Tribal Lease Dispute

    A Montana campground operator is asking a federal district court for a stay on an order that found in favor of the Blackfeet Indian Nation in a decadelong land lease dispute, saying the ruling will likely cause it to liquidate its assets before an appeal on the issue is resolved.

  • December 21, 2023

    Utica Owes Coverage In Slip-And-Fall Suit, Travelers Says

    Travelers told a New York federal court Thursday that the insurer for a subcontractor owes primary coverage to the primary contractor for an underlying suit claiming a pedestrian slipped on wet concrete outside a Bronx construction site.

  • December 21, 2023

    Keep Mortgage Fraudster In Jail While Appealing, Feds Say

    The federal government urged a New York federal judge to not allow a woman convicted of bank and wire fraud out on bail pending her appeal, arguing her reasoning for bail is unsupported and she shouldn't be allowed to walk free. 

  • December 21, 2023

    Finnish Asset Manager Sells 17 Properties For €100M

    A unit of Finland's eQ Group agreed Thursday to sell 17 healthcare properties to an affiliate of Danish real estate investment company Nrep for roughly €100 million ($110 million) in a deal aimed at improving efficiency for its Helsinki operations.

  • December 21, 2023

    Feds, Osage Nation See Win In Wind Farm 'Mining' Row

    A federal judge in Oklahoma largely granted summary judgment to the U.S. government and Osage Nation in their long-running wind farm dispute with Enel Green Power North America Inc. and two subsidiaries, and ordered the ejectment of 84 wind turbines after the companies failed for years to get a required mineral lease.

  • December 21, 2023

    How Miami Law Firms Combined To Meet Condo Law Demand

    To help meet a spike in the demand for condominium and construction law expertise in South Florida, Haber Law recently brought on the entire seven-attorney team from boutique Gursky Ragan PA, which specializes in construction and condominium law. Law360 Pulse recently caught up with the founders of the two firms to learn more about the combination and the market for their services in the Sunshine State.

  • December 20, 2023

    9th Circ.'s 1st Hidden Rain Damage Ruling Favors Insurers

    Taking up the matter of hidden water damage for the first time, a Ninth Circuit panel affirmed that former insurers of a Washington condo don't have to cover more than $8.9 million in wind-driven rain damage because the claims came decades too late.

  • December 20, 2023

    Biden Admin Tells 10th Circ. To Uphold Monument Rulings

    The Biden administration is urging the Tenth Circuit to back a pair of lower court rulings finding its two proclamations redesignating large swaths of southern Utah as part of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments do not exceed presidential limits under federal law.

  • December 20, 2023

    DOJ, CFPB Hit Texas Lender With 1st Predatory Lending Suit

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have brought a precedent-setting predatory lending suit against a Texas real estate developer and lender, alleging that it participated in a "bait and switch land sale scheme" that targeted Spanish-speaking borrowers. 

  • December 20, 2023

    Developer Faces Accessibility Suit Over 3 NYC Properties

    The Fair Housing Justice Center has filed suit against New York City developer Chess Builders LLC and a handful of affiliates and architect partners in federal court, saying fair housing testers reported numerous inaccessible features at three new developments.

Expert Analysis

  • Practical Skills Young Attorneys Must Master To Be Happier

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    For young lawyers, finding happiness on the job — with its competitive nature and high expectations for billable hours — is complicated, but three skills can help them gain confidence, reduce stress and demonstrate their professional value in ways they never imagined, says career counselor Susan Smith Blakely.

  • Evaluating The Legal Standing Of Natural Elements

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    Wednesday's observance of World Water Day invites questions about anthropocentric or ecocentric approaches to the rights of natural elements as thinking shifts about the legal standing of such resources, say Susan Lutzker at Lutzker & Lutzker and Thomas Wallentin at Kunz Wallentin.

  • ABA Opinion Should Help Clarify Which Ethics Rules Apply

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    A recent American Bar Association opinion provides key guidance on interpreting ABA Model Rule 8.5's notoriously complex choice-of-law analysis — and should help lawyers authorized to practice in multiple jurisdictions determine which jurisdiction's ethics rules govern their conduct, say attorneys at HWG.

  • How Crypto-Friendly Bank Failures Will Change Tech Industry

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    The recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and Silvergate Capital are likely to result in significant shifts in how the global tech industry and its financial partners address legal, compliance, regulatory and business risks, says Erin Bryan at Dorsey & Whitney.

  • 4 Ways To Reboot Your Firm's Stalled Diversity Program

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    Law firms that have failed to see real progress despite years of diversity initiatives can move forward by committing to tackle four often-taboo obstacles that hinder diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, says Steph Maher at Jaffe.

  • What To Expect From A Litigation Finance Industry Recession

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    There's little data on how litigation finance would fare in a recession, but a look at stakeholders' incentives suggests corporate demand for litigation finance would increase in a recessionary environment, while the number of funders could shrink, says Matthew Oxman at LexShares.

  • Insureds Must Prep For Drought-Related Service Interruptions

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    Amid the ongoing U.S. water crisis, corporate policyholders must prepare for the emerging risk of service interruption property damage and time element loss, including through careful examination of their current and renewal property policies, says Micah Skidmore at Haynes Boone.

  • How To Select The Right Arbitrator For A Construction Dispute

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    In construction disputes, selecting an arbitrator is a critical decision with many nuances to consider, as different types of potential panelists all come with their own experiences, views and possible biases, says Edward Gentilcore at Blank Rome.

  • Liquefied Natural Gas Outlook: Industry Under Pressure

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    While last year saw a remarkable turnaround in the liquefied natural gas market, with strong demand for U.S. LNG projects, the industry must now confront problems including increased credit and construction costs, and the possibility of fewer LNG conversions due to higher prices, say Monica Hwang and Silvia Smith at O'Melveny.

  • Bid Protest Spotlight: Lessons For Joint Ventures

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    In this month's bid protest roundup, Alissandra McCann at MoFo examines recent decisions from the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims of particular significance to joint ventures, concerning past performance evaluation and misrepresentation, and registration in the System for Award Management.

  • Justices Leave Questions Open On Dual-Purpose Atty Advice

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's recent dismissal of In re: Grand Jury on grounds that certiorari was improvidently granted leaves unresolved a circuit split over the proper test for deciding when attorney-client privilege protects a lawyer's advice that has multiple purposes, say Susan Combs and Richard Kiely at Holland & Hart.

  • India's Budget Proposals May Ease Entry For Certain Sectors

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    India’s recently released budget includes proposals to facilitate doing business in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City and moderate thousands of compliance requirements, opening up new opportunities for foreign businesses in the digital infrastructure, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors, say Mukesh Butani and Seema Kejriwal at BMR Legal.

  • Steps Lawyers Can Take Following Involuntary Terminations

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    Though lawyers can struggle to recover from involuntary terminations, it's critical that they be able to step back, review any feedback given and look for opportunities for growth, say Jessica Hernandez at JLH Coaching & Consulting and Albert Tawil at Lateral Hub.

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