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Real Estate Industry Facing Threat Of New TCPA Class Actions
Real estate businesses should be aware that they may be the target of new class action lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA")
United States
9 Aug 2019
RESPA Class Action Case Cannot Survive Scrutiny Under Spokeo Or Menominee
On December 7, 2018, a federal court in Maryland issued an important ruling in a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA") case[1] ("Baehr"), granting a defense motion for summary judgment.
United States
11 Jan 2019
The Pros And Cons Of New Construction Versus Renovation
The goal for construction projects is to maximize the bottom line. Analyzing whether new construction beats renovation, or vice versa, lends itself to reviewing some fundamental elements of real estate development.
United States
3 Oct 2018
Structuring A Timeshare And Hotel Mixed-Use Project
Many hotel and timeshare developers have been motivated by the nature of the current urban real estate economy to structure large projects in a manner that maximizes all economic income opportunities.
United States
18 May 2018
RESPA And UDAAP Enforcement Following The PHH Decision: What To Expect
At this juncture, however, the "new" CFPB has not had much to say in the RESPA arena and we believe core RESPA violations will continue to be enforced vigorously, one way or the other.
United States
8 Mar 2018
City Passes New Affordable Housing Requirements In Three Pilot Zones
On October 11th, the Chicago City Council passed two ordinances creating three new Affordable Requirements Ordinance zones.
United States
19 Oct 2017
CFPB Overreaches In Handling Alleged RESPA ABA Exemption Issues In Meridian
The CFPB faulted Meridian for allegedly failing to provide a RESPA disclosure explaining the affiliation with the underwriter...
United States
18 Oct 2017
You Can't Ignore RESPA Section 8(c)
It's been over a year since the CFPB turned the real estate settlement services industry on its head by announcing in its first ever administrative appeal that Section 8(c) of RESPA was not...
United States
22 Sep 2017
New Requirements For Planned Developments In Chicago
Yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order requiring all applicants seeking PD approval to report intended and actual employment of M/WBEs as part of the Planned Development approval process.
United States
21 Aug 2017
CFPB Loses Borders Case: The Court Construes RESPA's Statutory ABA Exemption According To Its Plain Language
The court, however, ruled that the defendants were entitled the protection of the ABA exemption as a matter of law, and dismissed the Bureau's case.
United States
20 Jul 2017
Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Holds Properly Perfected Assignment Of Rents Not Property Of Bankruptcy Estate
In a significant ruling impacting commercial real estate lenders in Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an absolute assignment of rents...
United States
22 May 2017
Top Ten Takeaways From Combatting NIMBYism Breakfast Briefing
On April 25th, Foley hosted a Land Use Connection Breakfast Briefing on Combatting NIMBYism.
United States
10 May 2017
The CFPB's Respa Consent Orders: Eight Key Takeaways
The CFBP on January 31, 2017 issued consent orders settling enforcement claims that a major mortgage lender violated the RESPA in connection with its marketing, desk rental, lead purchase...
United States
16 Feb 2017
Wisconsin Supreme Court Clarifies Required Assessment Methodology For Section 42 Housing
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently rejected the city of Racine's property tax assessments in Regency West Apartments LLC v. City of Racine, 2016 WI 99...
United States
8 Feb 2017
Five Key Takeaways From The D.C. Circuit's PHH Decision
The director also declared that the Bureau is not subject to any statute of limitations if it decides to prosecute claims in its own administrative forum.
United States
20 Oct 2016
Bankruptcy Homeowners Cannot Surrender Residence In Bankruptcy And Later Fight Lender's Foreclosure
In a rare win for mortgage lenders, the 11th Circuit (Florida, Georgia, and Alabama) ruled today that an owner who agrees to "surrender" their residence in bankruptcy court under 11 U.S.C.
United States
7 Oct 2016
Increasing Legal Scrutiny Of Website Accessibility In The Real Estate Industry
From fair housing laws to licensing requirements, the real estate industry is accustomed to navigating various legal constraints and requirements.
United States
7 Jun 2016
It's Time To Rewrite Wisconsin's Single-Party Listing Agreement
The case first wound its way through the courts over five years ago when the buyer, Alexander & Bishop, failed to perform on a contract to purchase a vacant parcel of land for $6.3 million from the seller, Ash Park.
United States
24 Jul 2015
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12 Nov 2014
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