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Design Professionals Owe a Duty of Care to Homeowners

Design Professionals Owe a Duty of Care to Homeowners

When the Ends Don't Justify the Means

Recently, our office won another significant jury trial in Worcester Superior Court that demonstrates our experience and expertise in local land use and construction disputes.

Monthly Mortgage Payments About to Increase for HAMP Recipients

This Article contains information regarding the 2009 Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and future increased payment adjustments

Ohio's Transfer on Death Affidavit

Ohio's new Transfer on Death Designation Affidavit, authorized by Ohio Revised Code 5302.22 allows a single individual to avoid probate on their home (and other real estate) without giving up current ownership rights. This new designation is helpful also for estate and Medicare/Medicaid planning.

What Is Preliminary Relief in CA?

Plaintiffs are often confronted with the dilemma of prolonged litigation vis-a-vis losing their business to trademark infringement, competition, etc. Preliminary relief is some instances, along with other litigation tactics, might help such plaintiffs.

Foreclosure lawsuits by Lender now employ an Order to Show Cause

Florida Statute 702.10 was enacted to allow foreclosure Lenders a procedure by which they may attempt to expedite the foreclosure process when they serve the homeowner with a foreclosure lawsuit.

FHFA New Streamlined Modification Program

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer a new, simplified loan modification initiative to minimize losses and to help troubled borrowers avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.

Fulton County Bd. of Tax Assessors v. Calliope Properties, LLC

Fulton County appeals award of attorney's fees granted in ad valorem property tax appeal case.

Sherman v. Fulton County Board of Assessors et al.

4-3 decision of the Supreme Court of Georgia, reversing the trial court, completely decimating the sham, "phantom" bond financing structure practiced in Georgia, geared solely towards affording an unconstitutional tax abatement in favor of the developer/lessee.

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