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SEC Climate Rules Create Unique Challenges For CRE

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently adopted final rules concerning climate-related disclosures ... (more story)

New Proposal Signals Sharper Enforcement Focus At CFIUS

Last week's proposed rule aimed at broadening the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' enforcemen... (more story)

How Retail Tenants Can Avoid Paying Rent Prematurely

When negotiating leases for spaces in shopping centers, retail tenants should ensure that the language specifies t... (more story)

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Trump, Insurer Defend $175M Bond In NY AG Case

Donald Trump and the Delaware insurer that agreed to post the former president's $175 million bond in his civil business fraud case told a Manhattan judge that they have the money in cash, after New York Attor... (more story)

Virginia Judge Tosses State Broadband Law Challenge

The Association of American Railroads has lost its challenge to a Virginia federal law that gives broadband providers easier access to railroad property and that the group says constitutes illegal taking, afte... (more story)

The New York City Housing Development Corp. spent roughly $52.7 million on a commercial condo unit at the Equitable Building, a skyscraper at 120 Broadway. (
NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Venable and Holland & Knight are among the law firms that guided the largest real estate deals that hit New York City public records last week, a period that saw four matters north of $20 million become public.

Partners Group Buys Minority Stake In Hospitality PE Firm

Partners Group has acquired a minority stake in hospitality-focused Trinity Investments that has a $500 million goal, the private equity firms announced.

NY Outdoor Stadium Can Host Concerts During Noise Row

A century-old outdoor stadium in New York where the Beatles once played can continue operating as it battles disgruntled neighbors after a state judge denied the residents' request for a preliminary injunction... (more story)

Feds, PPG Reach $22.8M Deal To Clean Up NJ Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a settlement with PPG Industries Inc. on Tuesday under which the company has agreed to cough up more than $22.8 million to cover the estimated future cleanup c... (more story)

Hedge Fund Asks Court To Toss REIT's Suit In Takeover Row

New York hedge fund Blackwells Capital LLC fired off the latest shot in its ongoing board takeover spat with a Texas-based hotel real estate investment trust, asking Monday for a federal judge to toss a lawsui... (more story)

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Excess Carriers Say Property Co. Not Covered In Antitrust Suit

Two excess insurers said they don't owe coverage to a property management company for underlying litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy involving software company RealPage Inc., telling a Massachusetts ... (more story)

Union Pacific Beats Most Claims In Kansas Chemical Spill Suit

A Kansas federal judge tossed most of a proposed class action's claims against Union Pacific Railroad Co., which is accused of contaminating Wichita properties by mishandling hazardous and toxic materials at a... (more story)

Equity Lifestyle Properties and its subsidiary Datacomp Appraisal Systems Inc. are once again attempting to persuade an Illinois federal court to toss the August 2023 rent price-fixing claims brought against them and multiple manufactured housing companies by a proposed class of mobile home renters. (iStock)
Manufactured Housing Cos. Slam 'Nonsensical' Antitrust Suit

A mobile homes data company and multiple manufactured housing companies once again have urged an Illinois federal court to toss rent price-fixing claims brought by a proposed class of mobile home renters.

NYC Offers 'Wholesale' Zoning Update To Boost Affordability

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and city planning officials are relying on a constellation of zoning changes that loosen parking requirements, permit more density and aid building conversions as part of a plan ... (more story)

Brookfield Cos. Want Va. Homebuyers' Class Action Tossed

Entities connected to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. urged a Virginia federal court to toss homebuyers' proposed class claims that the entities invalidated their home warranties by building and selling homes... (more story)

9th Circ. Says Court Must Consider Pay In Navajo Benefits Bid

The Ninth Circuit has vacated a ruling that a Navajo Nation member failed to prove he was wrongfully denied relocation benefits after the U.S. gave his ancestral lands to the Hopi Tribe, with a split panel rem... (more story)

Addiction Recovery Home Says City Seeks Wrongful Eviction

An addiction recovery home is suing the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission in federal court, saying they are wrongly using zoning rules in a bid to evict residents ... (more story)