Expert Analysis

4 Takeaways From Biden's Crypto Mining Divestment Order

A May 13 executive order prohibiting the acquisition of real estate by a foreign investor on national security gro... (more story)

Insurer Quota-Sharing Lessons From $112M Bad Faith Verdict

In Indiana GRQ v. American Guarantee and Liability Insurance, an Indiana federal jury recently issued a landmark $... (more story)

11th Circ. Ruling May Foreshadow Ch. 15 Clashes

The Eleventh Circuit's recent decision in In re: Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi has introduced a split from the S... (more story)

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Simpson Thacher Leads Blackstone In $705M Biltmore Sale

Blackstone said Monday it has closed the sale of the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to private equity real estate firm Henderson Park for $705 million, confirming January reports that the transaction was under co... (more story)

Utah, Farm Groups Ask To Reopen Bears Ears Monument Suit

The state of Utah and two farming associations have asked a D.C. federal court to lift a more than three-year stay in a tribal case over the Bears Ears National Monument, saying the case is now moot and anothe... (more story)

After the Great Recession, a survey of research papers on structured finance found that, because of its complexity, structured finance of residential mortgages was rife with conflicts of interest. (Real estate iStock)
Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions

As more loans head to special servicing than at any time since 2021, the loan doctors called in when CMBS deals sour — special servicers — are navigating difficult terrain. Here, attorneys, researchers and rat... (more story)

RedBird Flags Brookfield 'Gamesmanship' In Chancery Suit

Private investment firm RedBird Capital Partners has urged Delaware's Court of Chancery to strike unauthorized motions by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners seeking dismissal of a RedBird suit to recover a $15... (more story)

Ohio School Board Can't Appeal Property Value To Court

An Ohio school board is prohibited from appealing a board of revision's valuation of a property that the school board didn't own to a court of common pleas, a state appeals court ruled.

Pot Co. Can Amend Complaint Or Reply To Dismissal Motion

A Michigan federal judge has given a cannabis company three weeks to either amend its complaint against a former business partner or respond to a motion to dismiss its claims that the former business partner s... (more story)

Texas Justices Side With Car Dealership In Lease Dispute

The Supreme Court of Texas reversed and remanded a landlord's win against its former car dealership tenant, ruling Friday that the dealership's $1.3 million jury verdict wasn't upended when it gave up its appe... (more story)

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Rocket Mortgage Agrees To Pay $3.5M To End OT Suit

Rocket Mortgage agreed to pay out $3.5 million to end a collective suit in Arizona federal court accusing it of failing to pay mortgage brokers for the after-hours work they performed.

Settlement Ends Insurer's Stormwater Coverage Suit

An H.W. Kaufman Group insurer settled a lawsuit seeking a declaration that it owed no coverage to a home construction company or its owner in an underlying suit accusing the company of performing defective wor... (more story)

San Diego's skyline is pictured. CBRE has reported that investments in the city's multifamily market are on the decline (iStock.com/SeanPavonePhoto)
Multifamily Investing In San Diego Sees Q1 Decline

Investments in San Diego's multifamily market "reversed course" in 2024's first quarter after seeing consistent increases during the previous three quarterly periods, according to a CBRE report.

DC Circ. Affirms Ex-HUD Official's Conviction For False Docs

The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld the documents falsification conviction of a former high-ranking staffer within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of the Inspector General, rejectin... (more story)

Eagles Coach Didn't Fumble When He Flew Nest, Panel Says

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni and his wife were allowed to back out of buying a $2.3 million home in New Jersey because the sellers hadn't disclosed or obtained a waiver for a "right of first re... (more story)

Feds Say Crypto Scammer Gave Nod To 'Seinfeld' Gag

The lie that the character George Costanza told on "Seinfeld" appears to have inspired a New York City fraudster, as federal prosecutors announced Friday that a Brooklyn man admitted to running a million-dolla... (more story)

Fla. Appeals Court Nixes Condo Tax Sale After Address Mix-Up

A Florida state appeals panel authored a split decision ordering a lower district court to reverse a tax deed sale after a property owner in Miami-Dade claimed the county's clerk of court failed to provide not... (more story)