Jonathan S. Feld, Dante Stella and Christina Brunty
As rapid technological changes in the 21st century continue to expand the types and volume of private electronic information, the Fourth Amendment’s privacy protections are evolving. The critical question in Fourth Amendment cases is whether a person has a “reasonable expectation of privacy in the information or event.”
Nekia Hackworth Jones
The U.S. Department of Justice Is Now Using The False Claims Act — Traditionally a Civil Enforcement Tool — to Combat the United States’ Sweeping Opioid Epidemic
The use of the FCA is part of a larger DOJ strategy to develop multi-faceted solutions for this public health emergency.
Michael L. Cook
“Federal law does not prevent a bona fide shareholder from exercising its right to vote against a bankruptcy petition just because it is also an unsecured creditor,” held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in In re Franchise Services of North America, Inc. According to the court, applicable Delaware law would not “nullify the shareholder’s right to vote against the bankruptcy petition.”
Kelly D. Stohs and David P. Vallas
One critical component to the successful evolution of a shopping center is creating a stronger connection with community through attractions, events and promotions that bring a fresh vibrancy to the centers. These specialty relationships and other short-term relationships are generally memorialized in a license agreement rather than a traditional lease.
Stewart E. Sterk
Does a local law requiring site plan review satisfy the statutory requirement when a town (or village) has enacted neither a formal comprehensive plan for a zoning ordinance?
Peter M. Fass
Part One of a Two-Part Article
The Tax Act is the most sweeping change to the U.S. federal income tax laws since 1986. This and future articles discuss the individual tax and business tax provisions that affect real estate investment and investors in real estate.
Brian Kramer and Kevin T. Kwon
In re: HTC Corporation
The Federal Circuit recently addressed motions to transfer and drew a distinction between motions based upon the convenience of parties and witnesses and those for improper venue. It also clarified that the Supreme Court’s recent decision in TC Heartland did not supplant the long-standing rule that venue laws do not protect foreign defendants.
Robert J. Stearn, Jr., Cory D. Kandestin and Christopher M. De Lillo
Delaware Bankruptcy Court Protects Communications with Financial Professionals Originating In Delaware
Because state law applies at the time the transaction is negotiated, the parties might assume — reasonably so — that state privilege law will govern communications with their attorneys and financial professionals. But what happens if, years later, a fraudulent transfer plaintiff files suit in federal court and brings claims under federal law? Does state privilege law still apply?
Robert M. Jason
The tax reform bill signed by President Trump at the end of 2017 has caused us to take a fresh look at many long-held assumptions about how to take into account income taxes in planning for the entertainment industry. At the same time, the California Supreme Court recently decided a case that has the potential to eviscerate loan-out corporations entirely. This article discusses loan-out corporations in light of these two important developments.
Developer Had No Vested Right to Subdivision
TDR Provision Not Adequately Referred to County Planning Board