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Criminal Enforcement Considerations For Gov't Contractors

Government contractors increasingly exposed to criminal liability risks should establish programs that enable dete... (more story)

FBI Raid Signals Growing Criminal Enforcement Of Algorithms

The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division's increased willingness to pursue the use of algorithmic pricing... (more story)

State Licensing Pitfalls Mortgage Servicers Must Beware

A recent enforcement action from the Washington Department of Financial Institutions demonstrates how subtle disti... (more story)

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2nd Circ. Backs Disbarred Atty's Prison Term For Fraud Plea

A disbarred California attorney can't reverse a Manhattan federal court's 5½-year prison sentence and $5.5 million restitution order that followed his guilty plea to wire fraud for a real estate and venture fr... (more story)

All Grand Jury Witnesses Get Civil Immunity, Colo. Panel Says

A Colorado state appeals court held for the first time Thursday that all types of grand jury witnesses have absolute immunity for their testimony, though they don't have sweeping protection for statements made... (more story)

Real estate developer Stephen M. Ross is pictured in 2020. The chairman of Related Cos., which Ross founded in 1972, has announced that he is stepping away from the role to focus on the South Florida market as the head of a new firm. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
Ross Steps Down At Related Cos. To Run Florida-Based Firm

Stephen M. Ross, a giant in the real estate development world, is stepping away from his leadership role as chairman of Related Cos., which he founded in 1972, to focus on the South Florida market as the head of a new firm.

CLO Holder Can't Duck Portfolio Manager's Feud Just Yet

A New York federal court has refused to finalize a February decision dismissing all claims against an investment scheme created to hold collateralized loan obligations whose liquidation is at the center of a s... (more story)

'Bridgegate' Defense Offers Road Map For NJ RICO Case

Counsel for the powerful New Jersey mogul and Democratic operatives facing explosive racketeering charges are likely to justify their actions as just business, experts told Law360, describing defense tactics s... (more story)

Golf Club Investment Co. Buys Up NJ Golf Club And Mansion

Golf club-focused investment company Concert Golf Partners purchased a private 222-acre golf club and mansion located in Princeton, New Jersey, near Princeton University, the Florida-based company announced.

Washington Justices To Tackle CARES Act Eviction Split

Washington's Supreme Court has agreed to review whether the CARES Act eviction notice only applies to tenants who are late on rent, and not to violent tenants targeted by landlords for quick removal.

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Biden's FDIC Pick Hangs Tough Amid GOP Doubts On Record

President Joe Biden's candidate for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chair faced scrutiny Thursday as Republican senators at her nomination hearing expressed their skepticism about her readiness to lead the age... (more story)

Allstate Must Face Deflated Payments Suit, Judge Rules

Allstate cannot escape a proposed class action accusing the insurer of wrongfully depreciating labor costs as part of actual cash value payments to insureds for property damage, an Arizona federal judge ruled,... (more story)

Poughkeepsie, New York, is pictured. The city has become the third in the state to opt in to good cause eviction protections. (
NY City Adopts 'Good Cause' Eviction Protections Once More

Poughkeepsie, New York, became the third city to opt in to "good cause" eviction protections since the state Legislature adopted the renter safeguards via the fiscal year 2025 budget, years after a local versi... (more story)

Condo Owner Can Sue Over Icy Sidewalk, Mich. Justices Rule

A condominium owners' association can be sued by a member who slipped on ice in a common area, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Thursday, finding an association has a duty to exercise reasonable care to protec... (more story)

Lender Seeks Receivership Of Goldman Sachs SF Properties

A lender affiliated with the Royal Bank of Canada claimed in California state court that a company affiliated with Goldman Sachs and a property owner defaulted on a $162 million loan and urged the court to pla... (more story)

7th Circ. Says Indiana City's Property Seizure Was Rational

The Seventh Circuit sided with an Indiana city and its eminent domain seizure of local property owned by a fireworks business, ruling that the city's takeover of the property was rational.

NJ Property Developer Files Ch. 11 With Up To $50M Liabilities

Real estate developer JGA Development LLC, which owns and operates 84 units and has been developing dozens more, filed for Chapter 11 protection in New Jersey on Tuesday with up to $50 million each of assets and liabilities.