A case filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. will again test if the disparate impact theory of liability is cognizable under our federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).
On December 18, 2013, Susanne Peticolas, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, moderated a panel, “There May Be Money for Your Client for Site Remediation,” sponsored by the New Jersey Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. The program focused on the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (“HDSRF”).
In Donald A. Norberg v. California Coastal Commission (4th Dist., Div. 3, 10/25/13, G047522) ___Cal.App.4th___, 2013, the court of appeal reversed the trial court’s award of private attorney general fees because the homeowner’s successful challenge of certain conditions imposed by the California Coastal Commission with respect to proposed improvements to his home did not confer a public benefit warranting an award of private attorney general fees.
Does public safety take precedence over due process in a pending litigation? An on-going construction defects case in Las Vegas, Nevada recently addressed this concern.
Happy Holidays everyone! Looking forward to 2014, we thought it might be good to review some issues that could result in claims on construction projects.
Much Ado About Subdivision: Building On a Subdivided Lot When the Locality Never Approved the Subdivision Plat
Pop quiz: You want to purchase an undeveloped lot with the hopes of building your home on it. You hire a title company to perform the title work, which appears to come back clean.
On Saturday, December 21, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) celebrated the opening of the North Line in Houston, Texas. The 5.3-mile northern extension of METRO’s Red Line includes eight new stations and connects the University of Houston-Downtown and the Northline Commons Mall, making the entire Red Line nearly 13 miles.
Don’t let anyone tell you the Bipartisan Budget Agreement (BBA) enacted this week by Congress and President Barack Obama is good for transportation.
On November 14, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”) board adopted new guidelines intended to address the impact of climate change, including storms and flooding, on a project.