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Appraisal Institute advises US Sentencing Commission to require appraisals
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

The Appraisal Institute urged the U.S. Sentencing Commission to require the use of real estate appraisals when calculating loss in mortgage fraud cases


Rights and obligations of landlords and tenants when Sandy damages leased premises
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2012

Sandy has created a number of difficult legal problems


Supreme Court considers temporary takings case
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2012

The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument regarding a condemnation case which could have significant impacts


US Airways opposes Philadelphia International Airport expansion plan
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

One of the largest and most controversial projects being discussed in Southeastern Pennsylvania is the expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport


Supreme Court restates that temporary interference with property may cause taking
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2012

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court released its unanimous opinion in Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States


Tax Court eliminates draft reports from discovery
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • November 25 2012

One important issue for litigation experts to always consider is whether their draft reports can be obtained by another party via discovery


Realtors criticize 'excessive' appraiser comp requirements
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2012

Appraisers have been the target of complaints since the fiscal crisis began in 2008


Pennsylvania adopts "restyled rules of evidence"
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2013

On January 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rescinded the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence and adopted "restyled rules of evidence" which take


New appraisal standards approved for higher-risk mortgages
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

A new rule passed Jan. 15 gives mortgage lenders an additional year to institute appraisal standards for higher-risk loans. Six agencies were


PA court rules that "ongoing subdivision concerns" should not be considered in valuing individual subdivision lots
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

In Greth Development v. Berks County Board of Assessment Appeals, the Berks County trial court considered whether the tax assessment of individual lots of a residential subdivision should take into account “ongoing subdivision concerns, including cash flow, absorption rate of lot sales, and ongoing expenses.”