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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Coyne v. City and County of San Francisco 21 March 2017 03:00 pm

    Two trial courts invalidated San Francisco ordinances increasing the relocation assistance payments property owners owe their tenants under the Ellis Act, Gov. Code 7060, finding the ordinances facially preempted by the Act. The Ellis Act prohibits a city or…

  • Wall v. Michigan Rental 9 March 2017 08:32 am

    Between 2012 and 2014, three University of Michigan students (plaintiffs) rented rooms from Alawi, which collected $2550 in security deposits from the three. When they moved out, they received their security deposits back, minus small deductions for minor…

  • O’Connor v. Kearny Junction, LLC 3 March 2017 06:33 am

    Landlord leased commercial real estate to Tenant, a third party. The lease agreement provided on option to purchase with a condition precedent. At the time Tenant assigned this purchase option to Assignees, Tenant had fully performed all obligations under the…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • Bluewave Healthcare v. United States 23 March 2017 12:00 pm

    The United States filed an application for prejudgment remedies under the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act (FDCPA), 28 U.S.C. 3001 et seq., seeking writs of attachment against personal and real property owned by defendants and writs of garnishment against…

  • Stichting Mayflower Mountain Fonds v. United Park City Mines Co. 23 March 2017 11:33 am

    At dispute in this case was a mining road built on Flagstaff Mountain over a century ago. Stichting Mayflower Mountain Fonds and Stichting Mayflower Recreation Fonds (collectively, Mayflower) asserted a right to use the road as a public highway and under a…

  • Carle Foundation v. Cunningham Township 23 March 2017 07:31 am

    Plaintiff (Carle Foundation) owns four Urbana parcels of land that are used in connection with the operation of plaintiff’s affiliate, Carle Foundation Hospital. Before 2004, the parcels were deemed exempt from taxation under the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS…