Real Estate & Property Law
1848 ABA Journal Real Estate & Property Law articles.
A lawyer has been suspended after falsely telling four clients that he had resolved their cases and then paying them amounts ranging from $10,000 to $424,000 from his personal funds.
Aug 5, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has filed a lawsuit contending that it is entitled to return of rent on unoccupied New York City offices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 29, 2020 10:24 AM CDT
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that the takings clause in the state constitution prevents counties from selling homes for unpaid tax debts and keeping all surplus proceeds.
Jul 20, 2020 3:10 PM CDT
A Florida lawyer has been suspended after sending a string of disparaging emails and text messages to the treasurer of a condo association.
Jul 10, 2020 11:57 AM CDT
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a no-pets building in Iowa City, Iowa, should not have allowed a new tenant to have an emotional support dog after an objection by another tenant with severe allergies.
Jul 2, 2020 11:03 AM CDT
Jenner & Block says abatement provisions in its Chicago lease cover situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is entitled to an $840,000-plus credit for overpayment.
Jun 24, 2020 12:49 PM CDT
The legal industry has fared surprising well during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of mostly larger law firms by Wells Fargo Private Bank's legal specialty group.
Jun 23, 2020 11:49 AM CDT
Lawyer’s discovery sanctions can be discharged in bankruptcy, 9th Circuit rules
A suspended California lawyer may discharge more than $5,700 in discovery sanctions in bankruptcy, but she can’t discharge more…
Jun 15, 2020 4:38 PM CDT
Separation of powers stops Florida judge from ordering unemployment system fix
Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper said Thursday that Florida law and the Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine is…
May 29, 2020 4:00 PM CDT
Jenner & Block is sued in dispute over rent during pandemic
The Chicago landlord for Jenner & Block has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm owes more than…
May 27, 2020 2:09 PM CDT
Local conditions will guide federal courts in reopening during COVID-19 crisis
Guidelines for the reopening of federal court operations during the novel coronavirus crisis emphasize local decision-making guided by community…
Apr 28, 2020 4:10 PM CDT
A federal judge in Brooklyn has filed a lawsuit contending that Allstate is trying to force him and his wife to leave the property that they rented after a fire destroyed their home, despite New York’s moratorium on evictions.
Apr 23, 2020 9:37 AM CDT
Atlanta lawyer Robert Ward acknowledges that he took off his pants at a security checkpoint at a federal courthouse in Tampa, Florida.
Apr 20, 2020 9:46 AM CDT
Supreme Court takes another case over juvenile life-without-parole sentences
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to determine if the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment requires the court…
Mar 9, 2020 5:05 PM CDT
A judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York says he removed a Monet reference from an opinion after it was misconstrued as a criticism of the artist.
Feb 25, 2020 2:04 PM CST
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