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Not in my backyard: Houston case signals increasing challenges to development

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2014

The Houston real estate market has seen an escalation of commercial, mixed use, and residential projects. This upturn in overall development

Use clauses in leases can be unenforceable as being anti-competitive

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 18 2014

In the first case subjecting a permitted user clause in a lease to scrutiny under the Competition Act, a landlord local authority seeking to impose

Virginia zoning: landowners can get damages from unconstitutional government actions

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, Virginia landowners will have a new mechanism to use to protect their interests when seeking zoning or subdivision approvals

Reaffirmations: a guaranteed good idea

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2014

When landlords negotiate amendments or extensions of leases with existing tenants, it can be easy to overlook a very simple but important part of the

Secured creditors need not file a proof of claim to lift the automatic stay to proceed with a foreclosure action

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

An individual debtor appealed the Bankruptcy Court’s orders lifting the automatic stay to permit two creditors to proceed with foreclosure proceedings on real property

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

Financing contingencies and earnest money deposits: if I can't get my loan, I get my deposit back, right?

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2012

Real estate purchasers whose contract permits the return of the earnest money deposit if financing cannot be obtained must be extremely careful in how this contingency is worded in the purchase contract, or a purchaser may get an unwelcome surprise, and be forced to forfeit the earnest money when financing cannot be obtained

"Rocket-docket" launches in New York: implications for real estate practice

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2014

In an effort to expedite the litigation process, reduce court costs and to offer contracting parties an alternative to arbitration, the New York

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

Subtenant retains possessory rights under section 365(h) despite explicit free and clear section 363(f) sale

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2013

At a "free and clear" asset sale, a buyer obtained a lease of real property that the bankruptcy court held was not free and clear of interests after