There Are Exclusive Easements in California- But the Language Must Be Clear

Easements in California usually grant a restricted right to a specified use of anothers real property. The use may not go beyond that which is described, and the owner of the underlying property (the servient tenement) is allowed to use the property in any way which does not unreasonably interfere with the easement holders use. […]

Webcast– Rules of the Game: A Framework for Fair and Effective Zoning Hearings

Posted by: Patricia Salkin | February 18, 2016 Webcast Rules of the Game: A Framework for Fair and Effective ZoningHearings On March 17, 2016 the Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Associationwill hosta webcast, Rules of the Game: A Framework for Fair and Effective Zoning Hearings from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET. Registration […]


By Matthew Perlman Law360, New York (February 12, 2016, 1:23 PM ET) Airbnb Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court on Thursday, alleging that the short-term rental site is breaking state law by operating without a real estate brokers license in New York. Francesco Plazza, an Airbnb […]

FIDIC Update: Termination and the Employer’s obligations under the Red Book

ByMike R. Stewart, Mary E. Lindsay, and Nita Mistry, K&L Gates, London A Privy Council case last year provided some important guidance on the provisions in the FIDIC Red Book in relation to Employers financial arrangements and claims. Whatever your perspective might be, when negotiating or managing a contract based on the FIDIC Books, employers […]

CA Appeals Court Upholds City of Los Angeles “Prop D” Making It Unlawful to Own, Establish, or Operate Medical Marijuana Businesses Absent Compliance with Narrow Exception Requirements

The City of Los Angeles Prop D enacted City Ordinance No. 182580, which repealed the existing sections of the municipal code relating to medical marijuana, and enacted new provisions. Prop D provided that it was unlawful to own, establish, operate, use, or permit the establishment or operation of a medical marijuana business in the City. […]


Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced that American Airlines will soon debut new daily, nonstop service between Bradley International Airport (BDL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “This new flight further connects us to the world – it’s good for business and it’s good for residents,” Governor Malloy said. […]


The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to have the completed database ready later this year. The database will include contact information for each entity, the […]


Posted on Jan 20, 2016 11:30am PST James William Hill III, 34, of Chester, Virginia, was charged with a federal hate crime under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act for a May 2015 assault on a victim known as C.T. in the indictment. The indictment was announced by Principal […]