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Solar Construction Costs Continue Historic Decline, Providing Cushion Against Trade Disputes
A recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirmed significant cost curve progress for the U.S. solar industry,...
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23 Sep 2019
Real Estate Industry Facing Threat Of New TCPA Class Actions
Real estate businesses should be aware that they may be the target of new class action lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA")
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9 Aug 2019
Texas Legislature Passes Decommissioning Statutory Requirements On Wind Energy Land Leases
The Texas legislature recently passed House Bill 2845 modifying Section 301 of Title 6 of the Texas Utilities Code to impose statutory decommissioning requirements on any person.
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7 Aug 2019
Cities Evaluate Congestion Pricing Systems
Over the last half century, urban centers have been combating the blessing and curse that is the automobile and freeway system.
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12 Apr 2019
RESPA Class Action Case Cannot Survive Scrutiny Under Spokeo Or Menominee
On December 7, 2018, a federal court in Maryland issued an important ruling in a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA") case[1] ("Baehr"), granting a defense motion for summary judgment.
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11 Jan 2019
One-Year Time Bar For IPR Filing Triggered Even When Served Complaint Is Voluntarily Dismissed
In August, the Federal Circuit addressed the 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) one-year time bar to IPR institution in Click-to-Call Technologies, LP v. Ingenio, Inc
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19 Nov 2018
The Pros And Cons Of New Construction Versus Renovation
The goal for construction projects is to maximize the bottom line. Analyzing whether new construction beats renovation, or vice versa, lends itself to reviewing some fundamental elements of real estate development.
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3 Oct 2018
Agricultural Bioengineering: The Shifting Landscape
The field of bioengineering is rapidly evolving with new tools that allow for simple, efficient, and highly-specific DNA and RNA editing.
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9 Aug 2018
IRS Issues New Guidance On Beginning Construction Requirement For ITC
The IRS recently issued Notice 2018-59 (the "Notice") which provides clarification to "beginning of construction" for taxpayers seeking to take advantage of the section 48 ...
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24 Jul 2018
Structuring A Timeshare And Hotel Mixed-Use Project
Many hotel and timeshare developers have been motivated by the nature of the current urban real estate economy to structure large projects in a manner that maximizes all economic income opportunities.
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18 May 2018
RESPA And UDAAP Enforcement Following The PHH Decision: What To Expect
At this juncture, however, the "new" CFPB has not had much to say in the RESPA arena and we believe core RESPA violations will continue to be enforced vigorously, one way or the other.
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8 Mar 2018
Industry Coalition Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Enforcement Of North Dakota Dealer Statute
On December 14, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction preventing the enforcement of recently enacted amendments ...
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21 Dec 2017
Ways And Means Clarifies Wind Can Rely On Start Of Construction Safe Harbors
Last week we wrote in our blog that the House Tax Cuts and Job's Act (TCJA) appeared to override IRS guidance that wind developers relied on to show that they started construction ...
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17 Nov 2017
City Passes New Affordable Housing Requirements In Three Pilot Zones
On October 11th, the Chicago City Council passed two ordinances creating three new Affordable Requirements Ordinance zones.
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19 Oct 2017
CFPB Overreaches In Handling Alleged RESPA ABA Exemption Issues In Meridian
The CFPB faulted Meridian for allegedly failing to provide a RESPA disclosure explaining the affiliation with the underwriter...
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18 Oct 2017
You Can't Ignore RESPA Section 8(c)
It's been over a year since the CFPB turned the real estate settlement services industry on its head by announcing in its first ever administrative appeal that Section 8(c) of RESPA was not...
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22 Sep 2017
New Requirements For Planned Developments In Chicago
Yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order requiring all applicants seeking PD approval to report intended and actual employment of M/WBEs as part of the Planned Development approval process.
United States
21 Aug 2017
CFPB Loses Borders Case: The Court Construes RESPA's Statutory ABA Exemption According To Its Plain Language
The court, however, ruled that the defendants were entitled the protection of the ABA exemption as a matter of law, and dismissed the Bureau's case.
United States
20 Jul 2017
Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Holds Properly Perfected Assignment Of Rents Not Property Of Bankruptcy Estate
In a significant ruling impacting commercial real estate lenders in Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an absolute assignment of rents...
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22 May 2017
Top Ten Takeaways From Combatting NIMBYism Breakfast Briefing
On April 25th, Foley hosted a Land Use Connection Breakfast Briefing on Combatting NIMBYism.
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10 May 2017
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