Several real estate brokerages pushed to exit a putative antitrust class action in Michigan federal court accusing them and the National Association of Realtors of conspiring to inflate commission fees for buyer-brokers, saying the court lacks personal jurisdiction and that arbitration is required.
Seven more regional banks have joined the ranks of those prompted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to divulge more information about their commercial real estate exposure and efforts to manage risk in those loan portfolios.
An Oregon city urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that its ban on camping in public spaces violated homeless residents' Eighth Amendment rights, arguing that the court's ruling impermissibly immunizes some conduct from all punishment.
The expansion of law firm footprints in North Carolina and Florida, a couple of homecomings in Minnesota and Sarasota, Florida, and the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation in Houston were among some... (more story)
A Los Angeles jury has awarded four brothers an estimated $7 billion verdict, finding that a fifth brother breached their contracts and his fiduciary duty to them by wrongly pushing them out of various busines... (more story)
Investor lawsuits are piling up in federal court against New York Community Bank after it reported $252 million in fourth quarter losses following its acquisitions of Flagstar Bank in 2022 and a Signature Bank... (more story)
For the second year in a row, New York City's life sciences industry faced an uphill battle in making gains at the end of 2023 due to the increased federal interest rate, the looming possibility of an economic... (more story)
A bill that would clear a path for the Washington, D.C., city government to build a new stadium for the NFL's Commanders on the site of the team's former stadium was passed by the full House on Wednesday and s... (more story)
An electric subcontractor locked in a dispute with a construction company over delayed building of an Amazon warehouse in southern Georgia asked a Peach State federal court to penalize its opponent for "blatan... (more story)
An Atlanta property owner has accused the city, its property review board, and its police in Georgia federal court of going forward with the illegal demolition of the owner's property without proper notification.
Arizona's attorney general on Wednesday filed an antitrust suit in state court against RealPage and several landlords over an alleged conspiracy to illegally raise rents for hundreds of thousands of renters by... (more story)
A Florida bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a $43.5 million settlement between Deutsche Bank AG and liquidators for a group of Caribbean-based companies to resolve claims against the bank for its alleged ... (more story)
A Washington appellate court has upheld a document-recording surcharge implemented statewide in 2021, the proceeds of which fund housing and homelessness initiatives, overriding a trade group's arguments that ... (more story)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission have backed consumers battling mortgage servicer Ocwen over the legality of so-called convenience fees, urging the Eleventh Circuit to affi... (more story)
A committee of homeowners who signed agreements with MV Realty told a Florida bankruptcy judge on Tuesday that the company filed for Chapter 11 as a maneuver to dodge a series of state actions seeking to void ... (more story)
A Pennsylvania insurance agency accused of concealing that a Pittsburgh Airbnb property was subject to numerous lawsuits over a mass shooting has claimed that the property owner never revealed the problems whe... (more story)
Hogan Lovells oversaw a busy 2023 that included successfully defending real estate investment trust Life Storage from a hostile takeover attempt, advising on billions in transactions in the real estate investm... (more story)
As lateral recruiting remains a key factor for law firm growth, partners considering a lateral move should be aware of a few commonly held myths — some of which contain a kernel of truth, and some of which are... (more story)
A suspicious white powder spilled out of an envelope addressed to the judge who ruled against Donald Trump in his New York civil fraud case, prompting emergency personnel to flood the courthouse at 60 Centre S... (more story)
The Mohawk Nation says it has numerous outstanding issues regarding a proposed settlement with the state of New York over 2,000 acres of land stemming from a 1796 treaty, arguing that its concerns have yet to ... (more story)