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The rule of lenity: should courts defer to agency interpretations of RESPA 8?

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2015

On November 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari in a case entitled Douglas F. Whitman v. United States

'It takes hutzpah!': D.C. federal judge issues stunning rebuke of HUD disparate impact rule

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2014

On November 3, 2014, Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, issued a scathing opinion striking down a

Court grants parent companies standing to sue lender as third-party beneficiaries of loan commitment agreements

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2011

A real estate lender agreed to finance three existing projects by lending money to three separate Single-Asset Bankruptcy Remote Entities (SABREs), owned by certain real estate investments trusts, and to finance $160 million in future ventures of the trusts, with further SABREs to be created as each deal came to fruition

(US) not all title companies are created equal: choosing wisely

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2014

Selecting a title company for a transaction is influenced by a number of factors, including the level of customer service, responsiveness and

New lawsuit may derail fiber-optics installations in Western PA

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2012

A class-action complaint, filed this July in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, seeks millions of dollars in damages from four telecom companies, alleging a deliberate failure to obtain the permission of hundreds of Beaver County property owners before burying fiber-optic cables on their lands

Secured lender took sufficient affirmative action to effect the assignment of rents

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2011

The debtor executed a mortgage and assignment of rents in favor of the lender

Because of federal preemption, project owner cannot seek indemnity from architect for failure of design to meet Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disability Act accessibility requirements

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 9 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that federal preemption precluded a project owner from seeking indemnity from its architect based upon the failure of the architect's design to meet the accessibility requirements for the disabled imposed by the Fair Housing Act2 ("FHA") and the Americans with Disabilities Act3 ("ADA"

Court of Appeal considers the grounds for reopening an application for reconsideration of a refusal to allow permission to appeal

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 6 2011

In Trevor Guy v Barclays Bank plc 2010 EWCA Civ 1396 the Court of Appeal heard an application under CPR 52.17 for reconsideration of a refusal to grant permission to appeal a summary judgment decision

Strict compliance with Section 524(c) required to uphold reaffirmation contract

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2011

In April 1998, Sandburg Financial, as successor in interest to a purchaser in a real estate transaction, obtained a judgment in an action arising from that transaction against a related entity of American Rice, Inc

N.J. Appellate Court affirms trial court decision that a borrower was not entitled to a HAMP mortgage loan modification based solely on participation in a trial period plan

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2013

The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently decided the case of Marra v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. A-5747-11T2, which