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New law changes property tax assessments on leasehold interests at military bases
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

The leasing of government-owned, tax-exempt property can raise many policy questions for local assessing officials. Some of those questions are

Politics and Impartiality Oil and Water
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

Sometimes, the simplest, local example teaches the deepest, global lesson - politics and impartiality do not mix. Under the blanketing fog of politics

New Mexico Court of Appeals split opinion rules tribal sovereign immunity does not apply in action to declare road status on tribal fee land
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • September 3 2013

In a 2-1 opinion, the New Mexico Court of Appeals in Hamaatsa, Inc. v. Pueblo of San Felipe, 2013-NMCA- , No. 31,297 (July 23, 2013), took a very

Court of Appeal upholds San Jose inclusionary Housing Ordinance as legitimate exercise of local police power
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

In a recent decision, California's Sixth District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court order and upheld the City of San Jose's Inclusionary Housing

Indiana property tax: IndyGo’s requests for $1 million in shortfall appeals fall short
  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

IndyGo is a public transportation corporation providing bus service throughout Marion County, excluding the Cities of Lawrence and Southport and the

Kentucky county clerks cannot sue MERS for failure to record mortgage assignments, Sixth Circuit rules
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the district court's dismissal of a putative class action filed against Mortgage

Court Upholds City’s Communities Facilities District and Related Special Tax
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • October 25 2016

The question of who should pay the cost of municipal services for new residential development is a vexing question. The answer is critically important

City attempting to seize underwater mortgages via eminent domain: constitutional objections, potential investor losses
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

The City of Richmond, California has commenced the process for taking by eminent domain hundreds of notes secured by mortgages on underwater

State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2014

Bernard Nash and Milton A. Marquis Hot News Blog Post: Think You're Not a Holder of Unclaimed Property? Think Again! All 50 states have unclaimed

Court of Appeals reaffirms Public Utility District authority to condemn state school trust lands
  • Foster Pepper PLLC
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

In 1930, in the first-ever initiative to the people of the State of Washington, the voters authorized Public Utility Districts. At the same time, the