Real Estate

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  • What Does a Trump CFPB Director Mean for Mortgage Credit and Homeownership? November 19, 2017 Now that Richard Cordray is on his way out as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), banking and financial services lobbyists are gearing up to attempt to unwind some of the bureau's regulatory work and to put a...
  • Time to contact your MP – Homes Fit For Habitation November 19, 2017 As I may have reminded you once or twice already (and no doubt will again), the second reading of Karen Buck MP's Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill is on 19 January 2018. This is a private members bill. It…
  • Do It Perfectly And Still Get Sued November 19, 2017 PrintIsn't perfect better that good? In a perfect world, it might be. But, in our own, perfection may be flawed. We're not thinking about the incremental cost of going from good enough to perfect. We're not talking about the impossibility of…
  • TALK ABOUT GOOD GOVERNMENT, TOMORROW November 19, 2017 TOMORROW -- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19th: Join Citizens Union and New York Law School, along with co-sponsors League of Women Voters of the City of New York, NYPIRG and Reinvent Albany for the good government New York City Council Speakers Forum! Join the…
  • Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 13th November November 19, 2017 I did a very silly thing on Friday. While attempting to chop up a swede for dinner I succeeded only in chopping off a small part of the top of one of my fingers. Which meant that most of that evening was spent in A&E at the Norfolk & Norwich…
  • Four Tips to Help Your Real Estate Business Avoid Cyber Scams November 18, 2017 At any informal gathering of real estate professionals these days the discussion often turns to the same topic: cyber scams. Home sales are a lucrative target for fraudsters because large sums of money are involved and the financial transfers are not…
  • 5th Annual Hawaii Land Use Litigation Update - Hawaii State Bar Association November 17, 2017 For those of you who want to listen only, stream the audio below, or download the mp3 here. Every year, our partners (and land use and property law mavens) Greg Kugle and Mark M. Murakami present a one-hour tour-de-force update on litigation…
  • Tenants Seeking a Last Minute Stay to Avoid Eviction November 17, 2017 A landlord must go through an eviction process (unlawful detainer action) in court in order to evict a tenant. Sometimes a tenant does not bother to defend an eviction case and loses by default. If this happens, a sheriff deputy will post a writ on…
  • In Memoriam: Jerry Merkin November 17, 2017 17 November 2017 We are saddened to learn of the death of Jerry Merkin, former publisher of Hotel Management and a well-known and admired industry leader. Jerry's long career in hospitality helped shaped the industry and the careers of those who had…
  • CARE TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS? November 17, 2017
  • WHAT A STUDIOUS BUNCH! November 17, 2017 @ Line Friends' Times Square store
  • CUMMINS COMPENSATION CAPER November 17, 2017 EEOC Sues Cummins, Inc. For Pay Discrimination Diesel Engine Manufacturer Paid a Female Employee Less Than a Male Employee Performing the Same Work, Federal Agency Charges Cummins, Inc., a diesel engine manufacturer which operates a call center…
  • Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring 'Free' Stadium Tickets November 17, 2017 Atlanta's development arm, Invest Atlanta, has sued the city Board of Ethics over its refusal to reverse a ruling declaring that tickets to events at the soon-to-open Mercedes-Benz Stadium are an illegal gratuity barred by city ordinance. Barred from…
  • EEOC EASES CLAIM FILING November 17, 2017 EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges New EEOC Public Portal Allows Online Interactions with the Agency The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently launched an EEOC Public Portal to…
  • Personal Property and Jewelry Division Can Cause Irreconcilable Problems in an Estate November 17, 2017 Typical situation. An elderly mom with two adult children, Sally & John, passes away with a house full of nice personal belongings (furniture, antiques, crystal and jewelry). Sister Sally lives with mom or in the same town and brother John lives…
  • LOOKING @ TEEN MARRIAGE November 17, 2017 Gallup Vault: Teen Brides Acceptable to 22% in U.S. in 1937 by Lydia Saad How old should a girl have to be to legally marry with her parents' consent? Gallup posed this question to Americans in one of its earliest polls, in 1937. At the time,…
  • ORGANIC PESTICIDES November 17, 2017 Wild grape yeast could be more effective than pesticides in preventing grape molds Wild grapes contain a huge variety of yeasts that can inhibit grape molds, and offer an eco-friendly alternative to chemical pesticides Frontiers Researchers have…
  • A Plea And/Or Request: Stop Using And/Or November 17, 2017 University of Cincinnati Law Professor Sean Mangan does not hate many things, but 'and/or' has to be first on the list – along with whomever might be playing his Irish that weekend. I had the pleasure of taking multiple drafting classes with him…
  • THE TREES AND THE BEES November 17, 2017 Tiny bees play big part in secret sex lives of trees University of Texas at Austin AUSTIN, Texas -- When it comes to sex between plants, tiny bees the size of ladybugs play a critical role in promoting long-distance pairings. That's what…
  • Florida Contractor Licensing November 17, 2017 Florida contractors' licenses are separated into two distinct types for regulatory purposes, certified or registered. Each license type has its distinct benefits and drawbacks which should be discussed and weighed with your clients prior to…