HUD Announces $12.1 Fair Housing Act Settlement Involving Mortgage Loans

By | Fair Housing Defense | November 14, 2013
HUD Announces $12.1 Fair Housing Act Settlement Involving Mortgage Loans

Last week, HUD announced that it had reached a $12.1 million Fair Housing Act (FHA) settlement with the subsidiary of a bank to resolve allegations that the residential mortgage lender discriminated against African American and Hispanic borrowers seeking mortgage loans.  HUD alleged that the minority borrowers were charged higher interest rates than were white borrowers, that the minority applicants were denied more often, and that minority borrowers were charged higher fees.

Indiana Finance Authority Issues RFQ for the Indiana Portion of the Illiana Corridor Project and I-65 Added Capacity Project

By | Infra Insight Blog | November 14, 2013
Indiana Finance Authority Issues RFQ for the Indiana Portion of the Illiana Corridor Project and I-65 Added Capacity Project

The Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) issued its Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for an availability payments public private partnership for the financing, building and operating of the Indiana portion of the Illiana Corridor Project (the “Indiana Portion”) and I-65 Added Capacity Project (“I-65 Project” and collectively with the Indiana Portion, the “Project”) on November 12. 

Insurer’s Duty to Defend in Standard Form Commercial General Liability Policies

By | Florida Construction Law Update | November 13, 2013

The recent decision in Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Advanced Cooling and Heating, Inc., 38 Fla. L. Weekly D2256a (Fla. 4th DCA 2013), gives us the opportunity to revisit a hotly contested issue in the construction industry: what triggers an insurer’s duty to defend under a post-1986 standard form commercial general liability insurance policy?

Whisperings On African Business Developments & Opportunities – November 2013

Whisperings On African Business Developments & Opportunities – November 2013

There is an increasing trend for the construction of private airport terminals and facilities at AFRICAN AIRPORTS.  These constructions vary from the four-floor complex being constructed by Quits Aviation at the Lagos International Airport in NIGERIA to the modest VIP lounge established at the Lubumbashi Airport in the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.