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High Court's BofA Ruling Leaves State Preemption Questions

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cantero v. Bank of America sheds light on whether certain state banking re... (more story)

How A Bumblebee Got Under Calif. Wildlife Regulator's Bonnet

A California bumblebee's listing as an endangered species could lead to a regulatory quagmire as California Depart... (more story)

The Clock Is Ticking For Fla. Construction Defect Claims

Ahead of the fast-approaching July 1 deadline for filing construction defect claims in Florida, Sean Ravenel at Fo... (more story)

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Mich. Judge Unsure If Town's Pot Co. Shutdown Broke Lease

A commercial landlord will have to go to trial on claims of unpaid rent against a combination medical marijuana grow and sign-making company, a Michigan state judge ruled, saying a jury must decide if the loca... (more story)

Foreign Investors Sue Over Lost $7.7M NYC Mall Investment

Fourteen foreign investors who lost the entirety of their $7.7 million investment in a New York City shopping mall project filed suit against two lenders, a developer and the manager of an EB-5 lender in New Y... (more story)

Compass Datacenters has announced that plans are in the works to turn a former Sears headquarters in Illinois into a $10-billion data center campus. (iStock)
Data Center Builder Starts $10B Project In Illinois

Sears' former headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is being turned into a $10-billion campus that will have five hyperscale data centers, Compass Datacenters announced.

Civitas Lends $150M To Build Hawaii Hilton-Brand Hotel

Dallas-based alternative investment manager Civitas Capital Group announced Monday that it has closed on a $150 million construction loan for Silverwest Hotels LLC's planned 210-room Hilton hotel on Kauai, Hawaii.

Russian Businessman's Fight To Enforce $92M Award Ends

A Russian businessman's decade-long fight to enforce a $92 million arbitral award — a dispute that spurred the U.S. Supreme Court to let him forge a new path to enforcing foreign arbitral awards — finally came... (more story)

Feds, Tribes Say Mill Owners Liable For 150 Years Of Pollution

The federal government, the state of Washington and a slew of tribes are suing the owners of a shuttered sawmill and a property group that now oversee the sawmill area's development, alleging that for more tha... (more story)

BP Unit Slapped With $300M Franchise Termination Suit

A trio of entities controlled by two self-proclaimed franchise veterans filed suit in Ohio federal court against a travel center operator acquired by BP in 2023, alleging the company terminated a franchise agr... (more story)

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Fla. Condo Board Says Group Wrongly Accused It Of Crimes

A Florida condominium association has brought a Miami-Dade County state court lawsuit against a residents group over defamation, accusing the group of luring tenants into a WhatsApp chat to disseminate false s... (more story)

Pastor Tied To NYC Mayor Gets 9 Years For Fraud Conviction

A clergyman and self-described mentee of New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday was sentenced to nine years in federal prison following his conviction at trial for a series of fraudulent real estate and busi... (more story)

Plaintiffs argued that HUD enforcement actions begin with an informal warning and progress to a formal letter of violation and then penalties if the violation is not corrected; the action of interest here is currently at the first step of the process. (Jimmy Hoover | Law360)
HUD Freed From Pa. Pot Patients' Suit Over Housing Rebuff

Unless the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development fulfills its threat to withhold a Pennsylvania county housing agency's funding for complying with a state court order to admit licensed medical marij... (more story)

PennyMac 'Shocked' Investors With Post-Libor Fix, Suit Says

PennyMac's mortgage investment arm has been hit in California federal court with a proposed class action accusing it of using last year's discontinuation of Libor to unfairly and unlawfully lock in a lower div... (more story)

Wash. Property Manager Hit With Suit Over Extra Fee

A proposed class of former tenants accused a Bellevue, Washington, property management company of violating state law by charging a $100 security deposit disposition fee when tenants move out.

Ginnie Mae, HUD Want Bank's Loan Lien Suit Sent To Dallas

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Ginnie Mae pushed for the transfer of Texas Capital Bank's suit in Texas federal court over a vacated loan lien, arguing that the bank is contractually ... (more story)

Consulting Firms To Pay $11.3M Over Rent Help Site Breach

A consulting firm and its subcontractor have agreed to pay $11.3 million to resolve a False Claims Act suit alleging that they allowed the personal data of low-income New Yorkers to be compromised while operat... (more story)