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HTMLMaine Supreme Court Decision Limits Scope of MERS' Ability to Assign Mortgages
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling in Bank of America, N.A. v. Greenleaf, 2014 ME 89 (Me. July 3, 2014), significantly affecting the ability of Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. (MERS) to assign mortgage rights as a "nominee" of a mortgage...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Bill Requires Creditors to Maintain Vacant Property During Pending Foreclosures
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Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Effective July 14, 2014, New Jersey municipalities will be authorized to penalize creditors who do not address code violations or abate nuisances on vacant or abandoned residential property subject to a pending foreclosure action.

 

HTMLPa. Superior Court Confirms Statutory Right of Repose for Improvements to Real Estate in Asbestos Cases
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Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in an asbestos mesothelioma case, finding that the 12-year statute of repose bars all claims related to improvements constructed on real estate brought beyond the statutory period pursuant to 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann....

 

HTMLSupreme Court Strikes Down ACA Contraception Mandate for Certain Employers
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Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In a highly anticipated case under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the United States Supreme Court examined whether regulations requiring that group health plans furnish preventive care and screenings for women without any cost-sharing requirements was constitutional....

 

HTMLSupreme Court Invalidation of NLRB Recess Appointments Clouds Many Board Decisions
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Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous opinion on June 26, 2014, in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, ruling that President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or "the Board") were invalid.

 

HTMLEPA Appears to Have Green Light to Develop Regulations on Utility Power Plant Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions just cleared a significant hurdle through a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, which appears to give the agency a green light to move forward with its development of a regulatory regime concerning...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Rules on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
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Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in a prominent patent case regarding subject matter that is not eligible for patent protection. In Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court that affirmed the Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Tax Sale Law Gives Purchaser of a Tax Sale Certificate a Tax Lien on the Underlying Property
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Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court, in In re: Princeton Office Park, L.P. v. Plymouth Park Tax Services, LLC, determined that under the Tax Sale Law, N.J.S.A. §§ 54:5-1 to -137, a purchaser of a tax sale certificate acquires a tax lien, not a lien securing the property owner's obligation to pay...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Upholds "Neither Admit Nor Deny"
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Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
On June 4, 2014, the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit endorsed the Securities and Exchange Commission's practice of settling enforcement cases on a "neither admit nor deny" basis. In its order issued in SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., the Second Circuit vacated...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Prepayment Law Does Not Apply to Individual Guarantors of a Commercial Loan
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Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The New Jersey Superior Court, in Lopresti v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., determined that the New Jersey Prepayment Law, N.J.S.A. § 46:10B-1, does not apply to individual guarantors who had guaranteed a commercial loan. There, the lender made a commercial loan to a corporate borrower. The...

 


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