Real Estate & Property Law

Criminal Justice

Law firm secretary is accused of forging judge’s signature to delay eviction

White-Collar Crime

Law firm chief convicted in $13M loan-modification scheme, faces up to 70 years

Banking Law

Fannie Mae pursues borrowers for foreclosure losses in ‘robo-signer redux’

Accident and Injury Law

Woman whose 4 pit bulls killed neighbor’s dog, in its own yard, sues neighbor for $1M

U.S. Supreme Court

Can second mortgages on underwater property be voided in bankruptcy? SCOTUS to decide

Animal Law

Wind farm sues feds to stop release of bird-death data to Associated Press

Trials & Litigation

Man who fell out of reclining chair during deposition loses negligence case against law firm

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer, 14 others charged in $20M ‘prince and pauper’ mortgage and welfare scheme

Evidence

‘Hunters’ targeted lawyer as ‘prey’ in fatal carjacking at upscale mall, retired detective says

Government Law

Would-be condo developer sues residents who spoke out against project at city meeting

Civil Rights

Court rejects housing discrimination rule that relied on statistical analysis

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is reportedly missing, along with over $3 million in trust account

Features

No Fracking Way: Towns across the country are stopping the big energy industry

Cover Story

Unwanted Guests

Real Estate & Property Law

Venice Beach residents sue Los Angeles, saying existing laws regarding transients not enforced

Obiter Dicta

Are spirits, slayings or slurs ‘material defects’ homebuyers must be told of?

White-Collar Crime

Attorney charged with stealing $720K in escrow, plus $700K from secret sale of law-firm real estate

White-Collar Crime

Former ‘People’s Attorney’ radio host is convicted in $10M mortgage-fraud case

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman’s condo is sold at auction because of $95 overdue tax bill; she says she never received notice

White-Collar Crime

Former ‘People’s Attorney’ radio host is tried in $10M mortgage-fraud case over real estate closings