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Assessing The Future Of Colorado's Economic Loss Rule

The Colorado Supreme Court's decision to review a state appellate court's ruling in Mid-Century Insurance Co. v. H... (more story)

How Recent Laws Affect Foreign Purchase Of US Real Estate

Early diligence is imperative for U.S. real estate transactions involving foreign actors, including analysis of fe... (more story)

Reducing Carbon Footprint Requires A Tricky Path For CRE

As real estate owners find themselves caught between rapidly evolving environmental, social and governance initiat... (more story)

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CoStar, Hotel Giants Accused Of Data-Driven Price-Fixing

Hilton, Hyatt and other big name hotel operators are the target of a proposed class action alleging they colluded with hospitality industry analytics firm CoStar Group Inc. to fix prices in luxury hotel market... (more story)

Rite Aid Gets OK To End Former Queens Store Lease

Rite Aid Corp. was given permission Wednesday to reject a lease and sublease for a former store in Queens, New York, after a New Jersey bankruptcy judge found that doing so would benefit the debtor's estate.

The project includes a 5,000-square-foot civic building which will serve community needs and could act as a Boston Public Library neighborhood branch, plus over half an acre of landscaped green space, according to Boston Planning & Development Agency's website. (Image via Boston Planning & Development Agency)
Boston Backs Office And Lab Space In Fenway Neighborhood

The Boston Planning and Development Agency board approved a new building in the Fenway neighborhood that will include 500,000 square feet of office and lab space.

Calif. Bill Would Let AG Audit Private Equity Healthcare Deals

California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Wood have filed legislation that will give the state's AG oversight of private equity and hedge fund acquisitions of healthcare facili... (more story)

Feds Found Responsible For Leased Building's Contamination

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals ruled that the federal government is liable for piscicide contamination of a building long used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but is on the hook only for diminis... (more story)

1st Circ. Won't Revive $19M Casino Deal Suit Against Wynn

The First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a real estate executive's suit claiming Wynn Resorts reneged on a handshake deal to pay him $19 million for helping it obtain a casino license, pointing to an opinio... (more story)

Atlantic City Hotels Want Room Rate Suit Tossed

Atlantic City casinos said on Tuesday a suit alleging they conspired to inflate room rates should be tossed, arguing it doesn't show there was any kind of agreement between the casinos and that its claims are ... (more story)

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Lenders Seek To Toss NYC Condo Building's 'Bad Faith' Ch. 11

Lenders to bankrupt New York City condominium complex Hudson 888 Owner moved on Wednesday to dismiss the Chapter 11 case, saying it was filed "in bad faith" as an attempt to duck litigation.

Mass., Property Developer Strike Deal Over Wetlands Pollution

The state of Massachusetts and a nationwide residential property developer have settled claims the company caused sediment runoff in wetlands in a town about 16 miles south of Boston, in violation of the Clean Water Act.

The activist group targeting the Alabama law, the American Alliance for Equal Rights, has a history of challenging affirmative action initiatives. (
Activist Group Targets Ala. Real Estate Board's Minority Quota

An activist nonprofit organization sued Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey over the requirement that the state's real estate appraisal board include at least two members of a minority race, arguing that the quota is unconstitutional.

11th Circ. Says Sotheby's Insured For Fla. Agent Theft Row

An Eleventh Circuit panel affirmed Wednesday that an insurer must defend One Sotheby's International Realty against allegations that its agent bamboozled married Russian investors into selling their Miami Beac... (more story)

No Property Coverage For Maui Wildfire, Insurer Says

A condominium association and its property manager have no coverage for property damage claims stemming from the 2023 Maui wildfires, their insurer told a Hawaii federal court, arguing that a property damage e... (more story)

Broker Defends Claims Against Suns Owner, Mortgage Co.

A mortgage broker pushed back against a report recommending that a Florida federal court toss its antitrust case against the owner of the NBA's Phoenix Suns and his company United Wholesale Mortgage, saying th... (more story)

Justices Reject Seattle Landlords' COVID Eviction Ban Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from two landlords who argue COVID-19 eviction bans passed by Washington and the city of Seattle amount to a physical taking of their property in violation of... (more story)