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Debate Over CFPB Definition Of Credit Is Just Beginning

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently worked to expand the meaning of credit, so anyone operating ... (more story)

A Closer Look At Feds' Proposed Banker Compensation Rule

A recently proposed rule to limit financial institutions' ability to award incentive-based compensation for risk-t... (more story)

The FTC And DOJ Should Backtrack On RealPage

The antitrust agencies ought to reverse course on their enforcement actions against RealPage, which are based on a... (more story)

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Perkins Coie Real Estate Chair Eyes Energy As Rates Hold

As the Federal Reserve continues to hold on interest rates and hint that it may take longer to start lowering them, more real estate investors are looking to alternative energy projects, Perkins Coie's real es... (more story)

Insurer Given Early Exit From Contractor's Cost Overrun Suit

An insurance company was axed Monday from a general contractor's $8.5 million lawsuit against a developer seeking payment for its work building an apartment complex, with a North Carolina state court judge rul... (more story)

The Minnesota sale brought Net Lease's office holdings to 44 properties in the United States. (
Net Lease REIT Sells 2 Office Properties For $60.7M

Net Lease Office Properties said Tuesday that it has sold two Minnesota office properties leased to Blue Cross Blue Shield for a combined $60.7 million. 

WeWork Announces CEO Switch As It Leaves Ch. 11

WeWork, fresh from the confirmation of its Chapter 11 restructuring plan, said Tuesday it will be led by John Santora, who will take over as CEO as the company leaves bankruptcy behind.

Cannabis REIT Will Invest $43M Into Purchased Fla. Land

Cannabis-focused real estate investment trust Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. plans to invest $43 million into 16 acres of Ocala, Florida, land that it bought for $13 million.

3 Firms Guide $125M N.D. Data Center Construction Loan

CIM Group announced Monday that the investment firm closed on a $125 million loan to Applied Digital for the company's construction of a North Dakota data center campus, in a deal guided by Simpson Thacher & B... (more story)

NYC Tells 2nd Circ. No Sanctions In COVID Rent Law Suit

New York City told the Second Circuit that its late-in-the-game jurisdictional arguments don't warrant sanctions amid litigation over pandemic protection for commercial real estate tenants, arguing that it rai... (more story)

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First 'Survivor' Winner Wants $3M Tax Case Tossed

The winner of the first season of the TV series "Survivor" asked a Rhode Island federal court to toss the government's case against him seeking nearly $3.3 million in unpaid taxes, saying the liabilities stem ... (more story)

2nd Circ. Cites Macquarie In Booting Suit Over Go-Private Deal

The Second Circuit refused to revive a proposed class action accusing a real estate services provider of artificially depressing share prices, applying apparently for the first time the U.S. Supreme Court's Ma... (more story)

People living outside use plastic tarps to shield themselves from rain in downtown San Diego in August 2023. A nonprofit and 16 unhoused people claimed in a lawsuit that city and county governments have weaponized criminal statutes to sweep homeless encampments. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
San Diego Hit With Class Action Over Homeless Camp Sweeps

Homeless residents in San Diego County filed a proposed class action against the county, two cities and state agencies in federal court, alleging they effectively criminalized homelessness amid an affordable h... (more story)

Listing Co. Urges Court To Ignore DOJ's Broker Deal Issues

A multiple listing service that has struck a $3 million settlement over broker commission rules told a Massachusetts federal court the changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice go far beyond what's re... (more story)

Ga. Justices Say 1-Year Lawsuit Window Stands In Death Case

The Supreme Court of Georgia won't hold liable a home inspector sued by the family of a man who was killed when his home's retaining wall collapsed, ruling Tuesday that the inspector's one-year statute of limi... (more story)

4th Circ. Sides With Baltimore Couple In Eviction Row

A married Baltimore couple's constitutional rights were violated due to a local ordinance that caused them to lose their belongings after being evicted from their home by their landlord earlier than they expec... (more story)

Gawthrop Greenwood Grows Community Association Practice

A real estate attorney specializing in homeowners and condominium associations has moved his practice to Gawthrop Greenwood PC's office in the Philadelphia suburbs after more than 21 years with M. Lyons Law Group LLC.