Expert Analysis

How Real Estate Cos. Can Protect Their IP In The Metaverse

The rise of virtual and augmented reality creates new intellectual property challenges and opportunities for real ... (more story)

A Comparison Of FDIC, OCC Proposed Merger Approaches

Max Bonici and Connor Webb at Venable take a closer look at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s and Office of th... (more story)

Tax Assessment: Recapping Georgia's Legislative Session

Jonathan Feldman and Alla Raykin at Eversheds Sutherland examine tax-related changes from Georgia’s General Assemb... (more story)

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NY AG Sues Over Illegal Long Island Wetland Construction

New York prosecutors on Friday sued to force a contractor to pay nearly $600,000 and restore a Long Island wetland area the company has been using as a storage site after illegally clearing vegetation and buil... (more story)

Cell Tower Operator's Trade Secret Suit Tossed For Now

A Pennsylvania federal judge has thrown out a cell tower operator's allegations that a rival used its confidential information on pricing from landlords and made misleading statements to buy out tower leases.

The dispute centers on properties spanning more than 101,000 square feet and housing 40 loft-style apartments in mixed-use buildings in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
Lender Says Ch. 11 Triggers Payment Obligation for NYC Lofts

A lender filed suit against Rudy Gabsi, CEO of Israeli investment firm Leny Group, alleging Gabsi is on the hook for $82 million after a borrower tied to the firm thwarted a foreclosure sale involving New York... (more story)

DC Circ. Says Bainbridge Can't Have Argentina's Building

The D.C. Circuit on Friday denied an appeal from Bainbridge Fund Ltd. in a property dispute with Argentina, saying the company can't take possession of the property in an effort to satisfy a $95 million judgme... (more story)

Entrepreneur Ordered To Pay $15M For Unlicensed Pot Stores

A New York state court hit a cannabis seller with a $15 million judgment Thursday after he was found to be selling marijuana without a license at seven locations inside the state, according to an announcement ... (more story)

Fla. Broker Can't Collect Fees For $54M Real Estate Deal

A real estate broker isn't owed a 1% commission on a $53.65 million deal despite introducing the eventual buyer, as the broker was not involved in the final sale, a Florida appeals court ruled.

Ill. Justices OK $28M Tax Value Appeal Without Payment

A power company's property in Illinois was not required to pay disputed property taxes before appealing a valuation, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed Thursday, upholding a reduction in the assessment of about $28 million.

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Conn., Property Owners Say Town Is Wrong On Housing Law

Connecticut's Department of Housing and several property owners in New Canaan are taking issue with the town's arguments in a bid to pause its lawsuit challenging the state's denial of affordable housing credi... (more story)

Realtors Want Case Over 'Cooperation' Rule To Stay Dismissed

The National Association of Realtors urged a California federal court not to reconsider dismissing a case targeting rules that prevent real estate agents from listing properties outside their affiliated networ... (more story)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants a Florida federal court to issue a $20 million penalty against Freedom Mortgage for allegedly submitting error-filled government mortgage loan data. (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
CFPB Seeks $20M Penalty For Inaccurate Loan Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has urged a Florida federal court to hit Freedom Mortgage with a $20 million civil penalty for allegedly submitting error-filled government mortgage loan data.

Insurer's Coverage Suit Premature, Ga. Apt. Complex Says

An apartment complex facing negligence claims over a shooting told a Georgia federal court that its insurer's suit seeking to avoid coverage must be tossed, arguing that without any factual findings in the und... (more story)

Colliers Seeks Buyer For Fla. Land Near Transit Station

Colliers is looking for a buyer for 2.03 acres of Hialeah, Florida, land near a transit station on behalf of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the commercial real estate services company announced.

JV Inks $48.5M Ft. Lauderdale Shopping Center Buy

BH Group, PEBB Enterprises and Related Group have snapped up a mixed-use waterfront shopping center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Harbordale neighborhood for $48.5 million through a joint venture, with plans t... (more story)

Houston Law Firm Wants To DQ Creditors' Counsel In Ch. 11

Troubled MMA Law Firm PLLC is seeking to stop another firm from representing its bankruptcy creditors, arguing that MMA's principal had previously spoken with the other firm as a prospective client and had sha... (more story)