Expert Analysis

Insurance Cos. Are Stretching Construction Standard Limits

In the construction sector, the importance of closely vetting downstream parties' insurance policies has never bee... (more story)

Potential WeWork Bankruptcy May Disrupt Coworking Spaces

If WeWork files for bankruptcy, as hinted at in its recent quarterly earnings report, landlords may struggle to ta... (more story)

How New Lawyers Can Leverage Feedback For Growth

Embracing constructive criticism as a tool for success can help new lawyers accelerate their professional growth a... (more story)

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Accountant, Atty Convicted In $1.3B Tax Case In Georgia

A Georgia jury found two men guilty on Friday of conspiring to defraud the government by promoting a scheme that sold $1.3 billion in fraudulent tax deductions in connection with conservation easements, accord... (more story)

Judge Calls Some Of Trump's Args 'Crazy' In NY Fraud Case

A New York state judge on Friday pounded the bench as he expressed frustration with arguments made by Donald Trump's attorneys over what claims, if any, he can rule on ahead of trial in the massive fraud case ... (more story)

Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, pictured here, could see a new $2 billion, 20-block mixed-use redevelopment, as a consortium of local developers plan to break ground on a 22-acre site there in 2024. (Paul Harris/Getty Images)
Developer Plans $2B Overhaul Of Downtown Jacksonville

A developer that once led a $3 billion project in Tampa and another surrounding Amazon's second headquarters near Washington, D.C., has bought 22 acres in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, with plans to redevelo... (more story)

IRS Mea Culpa Could Prompt Easement Program Revamp

The IRS' admission of wrongdoing for covering up backdated evidence in a high-profile conservation easement case in Georgia could motivate the agency to revamp its oversight of the charitable tax deduction, wh... (more story)

Parties In Mich. Zoning Spat Told To Withhold Settlement Details

A judge has warned the participants in a dispute over a group of Michigan wineries' ability to operate free of local zoning constraints not to share details of settlement discussions with anyone other than him... (more story)

Calif. Orders Changes To Stabilize Property Insurance Market

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Thursday launching an initiative to help stabilize and expand the state's property insurance market as providers have pulled back due to climate-related disasters.

Judge Won't Toss Water Damages Claims In La. Pollution Suit

A Louisiana federal judge denied two companies' attempt to escape claims for state Groundwater Act damages by hundreds of property owners who allege their now-closed pipe valve manufacturing facility in Rapide... (more story)

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Fort Belvoir Housing Managers Say VCPA Claims Are Too Late

The agencies that manage military housing at Fort Belvoir in Virginia have urged a federal judge to reject a request for class action certification and to dismiss some of the claims in a suit that accuses the ... (more story)

Bid For Lost Rental Income From COVID Needs More Fixes

A California federal judge again threw out a rental property owner's bid for lost income from the COVID-19 pandemic, finding the company's amended complaint contained deficiencies preventing it from properly e... (more story)

A New York state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court wrongly found private equity firm Versa Capital and an affiliate liable for a $13.6 million judgment as alter egos of an entity that improperly received affordable housing tax credits. (
NY Appellate Court Rules Firm Not Liable For Housing Scheme

A private equity firm and a related entity should not be liable for a $13.6 million judgment over an affordable housing tax exemption scheme perpetrated by a company they allegedly controlled, a New York state... (more story)

Panel Rejects 'Absurd' Airbnb Arbitration Clause In Injury Suit

An Illinois appellate panel on Friday rejected Airbnb's bid to arbitrate a lawsuit over injuries suffered by a man at a house booked through the short-term rental platform by his friend, saying an "absurd cons... (more story)

County Must Face Foreclosure Class Action, Mich. Panel Says

A suit from a putative class of ex-homeowners who say their foreclosed properties were sold without compensation was revived after a Michigan appellate panel said a recent ruling from the Michigan Supreme Cour... (more story)

Looming NFIP Lapse Threatens Coverage, Housing Market

As federal lawmakers lurch toward next week's government funding deadline, insurance experts say a long shutdown could throw the U.S. housing market into disarray, and critically restrict the National Flood In... (more story)

Kwok Operatives 'Materially Altering' NJ Mansion, Feds Claim

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York say the Chapter 11 trustee handling the Connecticut bankruptcy of Ho Wan Kwok has discovered evidence that the debtor's associates and operatives are ta... (more story)