Expert Analysis

Tax Assessment: Recapping Georgia's Legislative Session

Jonathan Feldman and Alla Raykin at Eversheds Sutherland examine tax-related changes from Georgia’s General Assemb... (more story)

Ga. Law Creates Challenges For Foreign Ownership Of Land

Under Georgia's new law limiting certain foreign possessory interests in agricultural land and land near military ... (more story)

Questions Remain After Mass. Adverse Possession Case

A recent Massachusetts Land Court decision, concerning an adverse possession claim on a family company-owned prope... (more story)

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Quarry Not Liable For Dirt Bike Accident, NJ Panel Says

The owner of a New Jersey quarry long used by all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts cannot be held liable for injuries a dirt biker sustained after he struck a steel cable on the property, a state appeals court has ... (more story)

Bankrupt SVB Fights To Keep $1.9B Suit Against FDIC Alive

The bankrupt former parent company of Silicon Valley Bank urged a California federal judge on Tuesday not to toss its suit against the Financial Deposit Insurance Corp. that seeks to get the deposit insurer to... (more story)

Gotion is "a fast-growing energy solutions company that aims to innovate and create the next generation of battery technology," according to the company's website. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Mich. Town Can't Block $2B Battery Plant, Judge Rules

A Michigan federal judge has ordered that Green Charter Township can't prevent Gotion Inc.'s upcoming battery components plant, in which the company plans on investing more than $2 billion, from moving forward.

22 States Tell 11th Circ. Corp. Transparency Act Goes Too Far

The federal Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutionally displaces state authority and its enforcement would economically harm states and their residents, attorneys general from 22 states told the Eleventh Ci... (more story)

Variety Of Cases Propelled Rise In New Jersey Ch. 11 Filings

The cases that have made the New Jersey bankruptcy court the second busiest in the nation have run the gamut from nationwide retail chains, major real estate players and Johnson & Johnson's mass tort talc spin... (more story)

Tremont Chicago Hotel Lender Calls For End To Ch. 11 Case

Citing a bankrupt owner's lack of equity and longstanding defaults, the senior secured creditor to Chicago's defunct former Tremont Hotel has asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to dismiss the case or lift its C... (more story)

Calif. City Sued Over Botched $8.8M Hotel Sale

A hotel operator has accused Anderson, California, of sabotaging a signed $8.8 million purchase offer and other contracts for the company's local hotel by red-tagging the property, and also impeding remodeling... (more story)

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Realtors Want Rethink After DOJ Antitrust Probe Allowed

The National Association of Realtors has asked the D.C. Circuit for a rehearing after the appeals court found the U.S. Department of Justice can reopen an antitrust investigation into the trade group despite a... (more story)

Toll Bros. Lobs Legal Malpractice Claims At Gordon Rees

Luxury home builder Toll Bros. Inc. has filed legal malpractice and breach of contract claims against Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, claiming that the California-based firm didn't comply with discovery obl... (more story)

Multifamily and single-family landlords should follow the path laid out by hospitality companies in using customer experience data to retain the tenants they have and attract new ones, according to a report from McKinsey & Co. (iStock)
McKinsey Says Gains From Tenant Data Can Drive Growth

To produce profits in a time of stagnant capital markets, landlords should take a page from the book of hospitality companies and retailers and collect more data on tenants and use it to retain and attract res... (more story)

LoanDepot's $3.5M Deal In IPO Disclosure Suit Gets Final OK

A California federal judge has granted final approval to LoanDepot's $3.5 million settlement in a suit alleging it misled investors leading up to the company's initial public offering, despite a shareholder's ... (more story)

DOJ Drops Disability Bias Suit Over Minn. City's Nuisance Law

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Minnesota city of Anoka asked a Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday to approve a proposed agreement that would end the DOJ's suit alleging that a local nuisance ordinance ... (more story)

Alex Jones Judge Sets Day Of Reckoning For Ch. 11 Case

Saying that something has to happen in the bankruptcy case of right-wing radio firebrand Alex Jones, the Texas judge overseeing the case reiterated his position that Jones' Chapter 11 plan will be confirmed at... (more story)

NC Panel Cans Atty's 'Grossly Excessive' Fees In Wage Suit

A North Carolina appeals court rejected a real estate agent's bid to be awarded nearly $500,000 in attorney fees after winning an unpaid wages lawsuit, reasoning Tuesday that state wage law doesn't require tha... (more story)