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|SCC Rules Roadblock an Abuse of Process Where Legal Remedies Not Exercised|
Laura M. Gill, E. Bruce Mellett; Weltman Weinberg Reis Co. L.P.A.;
May 21, 2013, previously published on May 16, 2013Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Behn v. Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26. The case sets out some important principles that may be relevant for those who engage in operations in areas where Aboriginal or First Nations concerns could give rise to a risk of...
|City Approves Partial Mobility Fee Waiver|
Wyman R. Duggan; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
May 8, 2013, previously published on May 2, 2013The City of Jacksonville has enacted Ordinance 2013-94-E, granting a partial waiver of mobility fees for 18 months. The ordinance applies to both residential (single family and multifamily; existing lots and new development) and non-residential development, and waives a portion of the mobility fees...
|City May Not Use “Anti-SLAPP” Motion to Dismiss Claim That City Employee Falsely Told Potential Tenants That Property Owner Was Criminally Convicted|
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann Girard A Law Corporation;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 23, 2013Property owners often bristle at statements that local government staff make to prospective tenants or purchasers of their property, concerned that they will be scared away by overly harsh or inaccurate speech. When those statements are perceived to have gone too far, property owners sometimes sue...
|Youngstown Ohio's Draconian Vacant Property Ordinance|
Larry R. Rothenberg; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
April 24, 2013, previously published on April 19, 2013As the wave of ordinances enacted by municipalities requiring registration of foreclosures and of vacant properties continues, the City of Youngstown, Ohio has enacted an ordinance imposing exceptionally onerous burdens not only on owners, but on mortgage holders, servicers, and their agents. Here...
|Vietnamese Government to Boost Real Estate Sector|
Thao Nguyen; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 15, 2013In its resolution for action to be taken in 2013 ("Resolution"), the Vietnamese government has initiated, among other things, solutions to reduce difficulties faced by the real estate sector. These solutions include incentives relating to taxes, payment of land rental and land use fees,...
|States Can Regulate Appraisers|
Tiffany Kouri Spinella; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
April 6, 2013, previously published on Spring 2013The State of New York brought legal action against First American Corporation and E Appraise It, LLC claiming violations of New York law with respect to alleged fraudulent and deceptive actions committed by the defendants in their appraisal business. The complaint stemmed from the mortgage...
|Ohio Legislature Changes Property Valuation Rules for County Auditors|
John P. Slagter; Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP;
March 20, 2013The Ohio Legislature recently adopted House Bill 487 (“HB 487”), which changed the property valuation rules for county auditors.
|Bill Introduced to Clarify Receiver's Duties Relating to Real Property in Ohio|
David Cliffe; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
March 19, 2013, previously published on March 15, 2013On January 30, 2013, House Bill No. 9 was introduced in the Ohio General Assembly. Sponsored by Representative Peter Stautberg of Cincinnati, the goal of the legislation is to clarify and add to the powers of a receiver as it relates to real property. If enacted, the legislation creates the most...
|2013 Municipal Revaluations in Connecticut|
Laura Bellotti Cardillo, Elliott B. Pollack, Gregory F. Servodidio, Tiffany Kouri Spinella; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
March 15, 2013, previously published on March 2013The deadline for formally protesting an assessment to the boards of assessment appeals of the municipalities listed below is March 20, 2013. Appeal forms will be available at the assessor's office as the deadline approaches. Protest is mandatory in order to file a Superior Court tax appeal. An...
|Economic Loss Rule|
Smith Currie Hancock LLP;
March 12, 2013, previously published on March 8, 2013A new FL Supreme Court case is a game changer regarding the Economic Loss Rule. This week, the Florida Supreme Court held, “. . . the application of the economic loss rule is limited to products liability cases. Therefore, we recede from prior case law to the extent that it is inconsistent...