An economics professor at Rutgers University has used flawed research to justify the adoption of "nationwide rent caps" of 4 to 5 percent above inflation in an essay for The American Prospect, denying evidence that rent control hurt property supply and instead arguing that it provides "free money".
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Biglaw firms are failing to take advantage of the benefits of a three- or four-day in-office work week, and instead are forcing associates back into the office, investing in unnecessary office space and putting bonuses in jeopardy.
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The article discusses how professors from Scalia Law school helped Justice Gorsuch in his nomination process and with personal matters, including house hunting after his confirmation.
New York attorney Robert Wise pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder $3.8 million of Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg’s money into real estate in NY and Florida; Wise was retained by Vekselberg associate Vladimir Voronchecnko and also managed financial affairs for the properties, and those properties are now the subject of a civil forfeiture lawsuit.
The US supreme court has heard arguments that a Minnesota county violated the Constitution when it kept $25,000 from the sale of a 94-year old woman's condo after it foreclosed on it for unpaid taxes, with the Biden administration agreeing in a "friend of the court" brief that the action violated the Constitution's takings clause, which forbids taking private property for public use without compensation.
An ex-client is attempting to collect on a more than $500,000 judgement against his former attorney by asking for the sale of their house to make the money, due to a protracted legal battle the client began over a decade ago, with a jury ultimately finding the lawyer liable for malpractice and defamation for calling the client a "dangerous jerk" and a “total a-hole” online.
Federal mortgage associations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have released a new Loan-Level Price Adjustment Matrix, meaning borrowers with high credit scores will face higher mortgage fees than before, in contrast, those with lower credit scores will face lower fees.
While homelessness rates have been increasing in America's West Coast cities, some Texan cities have been reducing the number of homeless people through innovative approaches to handling the issue, such as Community First! Village outside of Austin, which gives homeless people the chance to live in a community environment and pay rent, thus giving them a sense of responsibility and a supportive network.
Texas legislature is considering a bill, H.B. 14, which allows applicants to hire third-party reviewers to perform processes not carried out by cities for the approval of building permits in order to route around Texas' existing layers of bureaucracy and thereby speeding up the approval of new housing projects.
Former President Donald Trump is facing six different legal cases in New York and Georgia, which include criminal and civil cases, most notably the Manhattan grand jury proceeding led by District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the January 6 investigation which issued a report concluding that Trump and his associates had devised a "multipart plan to overturn the 2020 presidential election."
Law firm Crowell & Moring is suing to recover $30 million in rent it claims it was not required to pay during the COVID-19 pandemic after being put out of its Washington D.C. office due to local occupancy orders and restrictions, citing a lease which gave the firm the right to abate rent after a “material interference” inhibited using its office space near the White House.
A man wanted by the FBI for fraud allegedly threatened to jump from a 31st-floor high-rise apartment building in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, prompting a high-rise standoff that lasted well through the afternoon.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) closed for a three-day solidarity strike by teachers who are supporting a 30 percent pay raise and a $2 per hour “equity wage adjustment” for custodial workers represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), despite the district facing chronic absenteeism, “astounding declines in academic performance,” and enrollment drops, in part due to the push for independent charters.
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