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|Plaintiffs Fail to Establish Their Standing to Challenge Comprehensive Rezoning in Anne Arundel County|
Richard H. Topaz; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
May 20, 2015, previously published on May 2015In Anne Arundel County, Maryland v. Bell, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2014 (filed Apr. 21, 2015), the Court of Appeals held that challengers to comprehensive zoning ordinances must satisfy the requirements of the taxpayer standing doctrine, rather than the property owner standing doctrine.
|Homeowner Defendant Entitled to Summary Judgment When Dog Bite Plaintiff is Determined to Be a Trespasser|
Capehart Scatchard P.A.;
May 18, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015The recent matter of Ahrens v. Rogowski,2015 N.J. Super Unpub. LEXIS 308 (App. Div., February 20, 2015) provides an interesting analysis of the impact of classification of the legal status of a Plaintiff in a dog bite case.
|Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Plaintiff-Landowner’s Writ Application in Legacy Case Dismissed on the Basis of the Subsequent Purchaser Doctrine|
Kelly Brechtel Becker, Kathryn Zainey Gonski, James E. Lapeze, Joe B. Norman; Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation;
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015In a significant decision for the legacy docket in Louisiana, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently denied a Plaintiff-landowner’s writ application which sought review of a Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal opinion that affirmed dismissal of the landowner’s claims based upon...
|EPA’s Proposed Nano Rule: What Should You Be Doing Now?|
Jo Anne Shatkin, Katy E. Ward; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015On April 6, 2015, EPA published a long-awaited Proposed Rule imposing one-time electronic reporting and recordkeeping requirements on manufacturers and processors of certain nanoscale materials under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Proposed Rule is meant to provide EPA...
|When Your Contractor Shuts Its Doors|
Erik W. Fox, Nicole Annette Williams; Rees Broome, PC;
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 2015Every year, the community association industry is rocked by the failure of a major service provider. Fortunately, not all communities get hit by such failures, but, when it happens, the board is often left with the difficult task of picking up the pieces.
|Beyond the Policy: Are Title Insurers Liable for Negligence?|
Richard W. Smith; Bernstein Shur;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015When Longview Power built a coal-fired power plant costing well over a billion dollars, its lender obtained $825 million in title insurance coverage from First American, and First American signed Reinsurance Agreements with Old Republic and Stewart for the balance. After First American paid $41...
|Province Announces Coordinated Review of Ontario's Land Use Plans|
Jonathan Feldman, Eric Goldberg, Neill May; Goodmans LLP - Toronto;
May 12, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced today a coordinated review of four provincial land use plans: (i) The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, (ii) The Greenbelt Plan, (iii) The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and (iv) The Niagara Escarpment Plan. Together these...
|Plaintiff's Unexplained Conduct Thwarts the 50-H Hearing Process: Claim against City and Housing Authority Conditionally Dismissed|
Abrams Gorelick Friedman Jacobson LLP;
May 12, 2015Finding himself "at a loss to find any justification in plaintiff's attorney's action", Justice Frank P. Nervo conditionally granted a motion to dismiss a personal injury action for conduct that "thwarted the 50-h hearing process."
|Fraudulent Misrepresentation: Be Truthful When Selling Property|
May 11, 2015, previously published by ParrisWhittaker.com on Spring 2015A cautionary tale from the UK courts has emerged concerning fraudulent misrepresentations made to the purchasers during a property sale - leading to a substantial damages award. The expert commercial and property litigation lawyers at Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker are highly experienced in...
|Valuation: Duty of Care to Investors
May 11, 2015, previously published by ParrisWhittaker.comWhat is the extent of a valuer’s duty of care to an investor? The UK courts have considered this issue, which is of particular importance to the property and financial sectors, surveyors, and other experts. The expert commercial litigation lawyers at Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker are...