Expert Analysis

Debate Over CFPB Definition Of Credit Is Just Beginning

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently worked to expand the meaning of credit, so anyone operating ... (more story)

A Closer Look At Feds' Proposed Banker Compensation Rule

A recently proposed rule to limit financial institutions' ability to award incentive-based compensation for risk-t... (more story)

The FTC And DOJ Should Backtrack On RealPage

The antitrust agencies ought to reverse course on their enforcement actions against RealPage, which are based on a... (more story)

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CMBS Loan Special Servicers Rack Up Fees — And Lawsuits

Commercial mortgage-backed securities deals are structured to protect special servicers from litigation, but a recent crop of lawsuits and counterclaims may make it harder for them to continue business as usual.

NY Court Strikes Housing Tax Break's Labor Dispute Process

A New York state court has undercut a provision in a since-expired affordable housing tax break that enabled a city watchdog to issue judgments against developers who underpaid construction workers, deeming th... (more story)

Las Vegas has over 53% of multifamily CLOs marked as troubled, with Phoenix coming in at over 27%, according to the report. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
Oversupply Drags On Sun Belt Multifamily Sector

More than a fifth of multifamily collateralized loan obligations were categorized as concerning in April, with markets in the West and Southwest seeing the most concern, according to a recent report from KBRA Analytics.

$18.8M Theft Coverage Suit Must Be Heard In State Court

A Texas federal judge ruled that a lawsuit brought against an insurer over $18.8 million in theft and vandalism at a Georgia shopping center belongs in state court, refusing to create diversity by removing a plaintiff. 

Real Estate Firm Fights CBRE's Bid To Slip Negligence Claim

A real estate investment firm told an Iowa federal court to reject CBRE Inc.'s dismissal bid in a $10.3 million suit over Iowa property deals that fell through, arguing that CBRE "grossly oversimplifies" the f... (more story)

Texas AG: Wind Project Lease Negotiators Need A License

Texas' attorney general told the Lone Star State's real estate commission that a person involved in lease negotiations for a wind farm project should have had a license from the commission following a recent p... (more story)

Insurer Given Early Exit From Contractor's Cost Overrun Suit

An insurance company was axed Monday from a general contractor's $8.5 million lawsuit against a developer seeking payment for its work building an apartment complex, with a North Carolina state court judge rul... (more story)

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NJ Judicial Privacy Law Hit With Constitutional Challenge

Companies accused of violating Daniel's Law hit back in New Jersey federal court this week, calling the judicial data privacy protection measure unconstitutionally vague, harsh and riddled with loopholes, and ... (more story)

Saul Ewing, Atty Allowed 'Unconscionable' Lease, Suit Says

A former Saul Ewing LLP client who is considered a vulnerable adult is suing the firm and one of its partners, claiming the lawyer failed to negotiate the "unconscionable terms" of a lease that required the cl... (more story)

Ongoing loan discrimination cases being litigated in U.S. federal courts see alleged racial discrimination by banks, government organizations and credit unions as a major factor. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
The Loan Discrimination Suits Notching Through Fed. Courts

Lawsuits over loan discrimination and the fallout faced by minority borrowers are being litigated in federal courts across the country, with banks, developers and the federal government facing claims.

First 'Survivor' Winner Wants $3M Tax Case Tossed

The winner of the first season of the TV series "Survivor" asked a Rhode Island federal court to toss the government's case against him seeking nearly $3.3 million in unpaid taxes, saying the liabilities stem ... (more story)

2nd Circ. Cites Macquarie In Booting Suit Over Go-Private Deal

The Second Circuit refused to revive a proposed class action accusing a real estate services provider of artificially depressing share prices, applying apparently for the first time the U.S. Supreme Court's Ma... (more story)

Listing Co. Urges Court To Ignore DOJ's Broker Deal Issues

A multiple listing service that has struck a $3 million settlement over broker commission rules told a Massachusetts federal court the changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice go far beyond what's re... (more story)

San Diego Hit With Class Action Over Homeless Camp Sweeps

Homeless residents in San Diego County filed a proposed class action against the county, two cities and state agencies in federal court, alleging they effectively criminalized homelessness amid an affordable h... (more story)