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PA Private Road Act may facilitate unconstitutional takings
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2010

The PA Supreme Court recently ruled that the PA Private Road Act may facilitate unconstitutional takings


GAO issues appraiser update responding to Dodd-Frank
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2010

The Government Accountability Office provided an update of its study of real estate appraisal issues as mandated by the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill


PennDOT moving forward with 422 project in Berks and Montco (PA)
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

PennDOT has shown signs that it is pursuing property acquisitions for Route 422 projects in Berks and Montgomery Counties (PA


Congress considering Property Rights Protection Act
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2011

Congress is considering a bill that would prohibit a state or local government from exercising its power of eminent domain over property to be used for economic development or over property that is used for economic development within seven years after that exercise


Philadelphia RDA changes executive director
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2010

Terry Gillen has resigned as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority


Supreme Court asked to address pretextual condemnation
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to decide “what category of takings are subject to heightened judicial scrutiny, and when is the risk of undetected favoritism so acute that an exercise of eminent domain can be presumed invalid?”


Failure to disclose that house was location of murder suicide can be basis for lawsuit
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2011

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently ruled that a home seller and agent can be sued for failing to disclose a murdersuicide in a house for sale


Philadelphia City Council adopts new zoning code
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

Philadelphia City Council City Council voted to adopt a new zoning code Dec. 15, 2011


Philadelphia taxpayers intervene to defend 18.1 percent CLR
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

The Philadelphia’s Board of Revision of Taxes (BRT) recently decided to apply the County of Philadelphia Common Level Ratio (CLR)which had been reduced by Pennsylvania’s State Tax Equalization Board (STEB) from 32 percent to 18.1 percentto property values as certified by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessment (OPA


Appraisal Institute lobbies for bill regulating appraisal management companies
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2011

The Appraisal Institute is encouraging its members to write to Pennsylvania legislators to support a bill regulating "appraisal management companies."