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Matters That Matter: August Pro Bono Roundup
In this edition of Matters That Matter, we honor the many lawyers who have dedicated their time to important pro bono causes
United States
30 Aug 2019
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Considerations Regarding Purchase Options In Leases
Two recent California cases highlight some of the unexpected consequences of entering a lease that includes an option to purchase by the tenant. In Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises
United States
24 Jul 2019
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Lawsuit Challenges New York's Rent Reform Bill
On Monday, July 15, 2019, a group of industry trade associations and building owners filed a federal lawsuit naming the City of New York, Rent Guidelines Board
United States
24 Jul 2019
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New York Passes Landmark Rent Reform Bill
On Friday afternoon, June 14, 2019, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill S6458, also known as the "Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019"
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Los Angeles County Voters Passed A Parcel Tax To Fund Water Capture Projects – What You Should Know
This past November, residents of the County of Los Angeles passed Measure W, a parcel tax of 2.5 cents per square foot of impermeable land meant to fund projects to improve stormwater capture,
United States
10 Jun 2019
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Hope(less) Village Finds Hope At The GAO
While February is the shortest month of the year, there was certainly no shortage of bid protests at the Government Accountability Office ("GAO")
United States
2 Apr 2019
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Social Links: Court Disallows Firing Over Facebook Page Rant; Ether Threatens Bitcoin's Reign As Top Digital Currency; NBA Slam Dunks Social Media Marketing
One year since agreeing with the European Commission to remove hate speech within 24 hours of receiving a complaint about it, Facebook, Microsoft...
Worldwide
21 Jun 2017
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HUD Releases New Guidance On Limited English Proficiency Discrimination Under The Fair Housing Act
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance on how the nondiscrimination provisions in the FHA apply to persons who consider an individual's "Limited English Proficiency"...
United States
27 Sep 2016
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Lehman Waterfall Application And Game Station Decision
Mr Justice Richards has issued a 'statement of conclusions' in what is called the Waterfall Application.
UK
24 Mar 2014
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Third Circuit Addresses Important Unclaimed Property Issues And Confirms New Jersey's "Third Priority Rule" Is Invalid
On January 5, 2012, the Third Circuit issued two decisions that affirmed in full District Court decisions granting preliminary injunctions that prevent New Jersey from enforcing two provisions in New Jersey’s recent unclaimed property legislation, 2010 N.J. Laws Chapter 25 ("Chapter 25") against holders ("Holders") of unclaimed property, while denying requests for preliminary injunction as to certain other Chapter 25 provisions.
United States
12 Jan 2012
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Redevelopment Agencies: Dead, But Not Buried
In California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, the California Supreme Court sealed the demise of the state’s nearly 400 redevelopment agencies.
United States
11 Jan 2012
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JFTC Publishes Final Guidelines Concerning Use Of Intellectual Property
On September 28, 2007, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) published new Guidelines Concerning the Use of Intellectual Property (Chiteki Zaisan no Riyo ni Kansuru Dokusenkinshiho Jo no Shishin) (the IP Guidelines).
United States
20 Nov 2007
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China Update: Chinese Real Estate
The PRC Property Right Law was promulgated and approved by the National People’s Congress on March 16, 2007 and will become effective from October 1, 2007. The Property Law, which covers a wide range of matters affecting both personal and real property, is one of the most important pieces of legislation to be promulgated in the People’s Republic of China in recent years.
China
5 Jun 2007
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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Property Rights Rulings in Closing Days of the 2004-2005 Term
The United States Supreme Court has issued the second and third decisions in its expected trilogy of property rights decisions for the just concluded 2004-2005 term. First, in Kelo v. City of New London, the Court rejected an argument by private landowners in Connecticut that a city’s taking of their property for development by a private developer would violate the "public use" provision in the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
United States
 
12 Jul 2005
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California Court of Appeal Upholds Environmental Impact Report Against Challenge Based on Urban Decay Impacts
As controversy grows over "big box" retail projects, California courts have issued a number of decisions involving claims about the economic and environmental impacts of such projects. Opponents of both "big box" retail and other commercial projects often assert that such projects will create urban decay as other businesses are displaced. A recent decision by the Third District Court of Appeal demonstrates how an environmental impact report can be prepared to successfully def
United States
12 Jul 2005
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Supreme Court Hands Down First of Three Expected Property Rights Rulings
On May 23, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., No. 04-163 (U.S. May 23, 2005), the first of three property rights rulings expected from the Court this term.
United States
2 Jun 2005
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Contribution Claims for Environmental Contamination Get New Life: California Court of Appeal Holds that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Cooper Industries v. Aviall does not apply to suits under California’s state counterpart to CERCLA
A California Court of Appeal has held that a party’s ability to bring a contribution suit under California’s State Superfund law is not affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent holding in Cooper Industries v. Aviall Services, Inc., 125 S.Ct. 577 (2004). The decision means that those who have or may incur investigative or cleanup costs in association with contaminated properties or groundwater may still have a viable vehicle for obtaining cost recovery, even in the absence of a p
United States
 
23 Mar 2005
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The Impact of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 on RICs and REITs
On Friday, October 22, 2004, the President signed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the "Act") into law. The Act includes a number of provisions concerning regulated investment companies ("RICs"), real estate investment trusts ("REITs") and their respective shareholders. The following article is a summary of certain relevant changes.
United States
1 Nov 2004
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California Court of Appeal Upholds District’s Decision to Issue Permit for Construction of Power Plant in San Jose
In City of Morgan Hill v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District, issued May 14, 2004, the First District California Court of Appeal upheld a decision by the Bay Area Quality Management District ("District") to issue a permit to Calpine Inc. for the construction of a power plant in San Jose.
United States
3 Jun 2004
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The European Commission’s Microsoft Decision
In its Decision of 24 March 2004, the European Commission found Microsoft guilty of abusing Article 82 of the EC Treaty by withholding from competitors information required to permit interoperability between the Windows PC and server operating systems and other operating systems, and by bundling Media Player with the PC operating system. By way of remedy, it ordered Microsoft to supply specified interface information to competitors, to offer a version of Windows without a media player as well as
European Union
17 May 2004
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