In counseling clients on OSHA violations after deadly accidents, one issue that necessarily arises is whether there can be criminal punishment for the employer or involved individuals. In short, the answer is a resounding “yes.”
The “time is of the essence” clause in a standard purchase contract is often treated as “boilerplate”, but this short, simple statement can be critically important, as it makes it “essential” that the parties perform their obligations by the relevant dates and times specified in the contract (e.g., the date by which a deposit must be paid or closing must occur).
An Office of Court Administration report shows substantial growth in mortgage foreclosure filings in New York. The report shows that in 2013, through October, nearly 34,000 new mortgage foreclosure cases were filed.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-WV) announced the creation of a special committee panel to examine public-private partnerships (P3s) in the United States.
Recently we received the following question the answer to which could be helpful to many of you.
A recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, upholding an order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, reinforces a 1995 case holding that in most situations, neither a lender nor a trustee in bankruptcy may look to the Bankruptcy Court to pursue claims for property rents.
The Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT/MTA) recently announced that four of the six teams that submitted qualification statements will…
A remarkable consensus is emerging regarding proposed changes to New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program.
Last week we focused on advance planning and preparation for community association annual meetings. This week’s post will discuss the election of board directors and conducting effective and efficient meetings.
Although it is a familiar term in the zoning lexicon, the variance is one of the least understood devices in the zoning toolbox. Known to dirt lawyers as the “escape hatch,” the variance gives relief to property owners from zoning requirements where the strict application of the zoning ordinance would be unconstitutional as to a particular property, often because of a unique characteristic of the site.