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Will $3 million fracking verdict open the wells?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

This week a Texas jury awarded nearly $3 million to landowners who claimed that a nearby gas well, which had been hydraulically fractured


Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approves plan that eases ability to expand
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2013

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) adopted the Douglas County South Shore Area Plan, the first local government Area Plan enacted under the


The Delaware secretary of state promulgates important unclaimed property VDA guidance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

On July 11, 2012, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 258 (S. 258) into law, thereby granting the Secretary of State (as opposed to the State Escheator) a limited three-year window to enter into voluntary disclosure agreements (VDAs) with holders of unclaimed property (the “New VDA Program”


Congressional Oversight Panel holds field hearing on corporate and commercial real estate lending
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2009

The Congressional Oversight Panel held a field hearing in New York City last week to discuss the effectiveness of the government’s efforts to unfreeze the credit markets with particular focus on credit markets for corporate and commercial real estate lending


Accelerating income
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

LTR 201150023 allowed a taxpayer to obtain an exemption for income by voluntarily accelerating the income


New CREFC mediation proposal: a response to SEC’s proposed breach enforcement regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2011

In response to the growing proliferation of CMBS mortgage loan put-back litigation for loan seller breaches of representations and warranties and the SEC’s new focus on issuerseller disregard (as well as some purchaser litigation abuse) of requests for repurchase, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council has proposed a Model Dispute Resolution and Remedies Provision (“Model Provision”) to be incorporated into Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreements (MLPAs) and Pooling and Servicing Agreements (PSAs) industry-wide to provide consistency and transparency to a process that many CMBS investors have lost confidence in as a protection against poor originator loan underwriting


Developers deemed third-party beneficiary to public works contract where obligated to use town’s engineering firm in construction of subdivision
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2009

In Becker v. Crispell-Snyder, Inc., the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin held that developers of a residential subdivision could maintain a breach of contract claim against a town’s engineering firm based upon a public works contract between the engineering firm and the town in which the project was located


The fate of redevelopment agencies lies with the State Supreme Court
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

By Jan. 15, 2012, the state Supreme Court is expected to decide a legislative challenge that will dramatically impact future development of cities across the Golden State



JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup announce home foreclosure moratorium
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2009

Today, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) released a letter from JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announcing a three-week foreclosure moratorium, through March 6, 2009, on "any new owner-occupied residential loans that are owned and serviced by JPMorgan Chase."