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Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
With respect to appraisal liability claims, the overall environment is very calm — compared to five years ago when we were seeing a high frequency of lawsuits relating to appraisals performed at the peak of the last real estate bubble. However, as ...

Duane Morris LLP Announces: Consumers File Class Action Against ...
Business Wire (press release)
Consumers File Class Action Against Baltimore Nonprofit Second Chance, Inc. and Virginia-Based Appraisal Company NoVaStar Appraisals, Inc.

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Delaware Powerhouses Stand Out In Sophisticated Venue
Law360 (subscription)
Delaware has traditionally been a magnet for complex corporate litigation, including bankruptcy and intellectual property cases, in part because so many corporations — more than 1 million — are organized within its borders and the state has generated ...

Orlando Sentinel

SeaWorld settles tax dispute with Rick Singh
Orlando Sentinel
SeaWorld and Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh have reached an agreement that ends their multi-year dispute over how much the theme park should pay in property taxes, court documents show. The two sides determined ... It's not uncommon for ...

Los Angeles Times

Santa Anas Today - 44 mph Over The Hill - Broad Beach Sand Lawsuits Filed - Volleyball, Water Polo Teams Win
Malibu Times
At least two lawsuits … so far … filed last month. The issue appears to be how fees are being spread up and down the beach … with some paying more than others. That is based on an appraisal system that some homeowners feel is unfair. Sources close ...
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San Mateo Daily Journal

Billionaire reopens Martins Beach gate | Local News ...
San Mateo Daily Journal
Anyone interested in going to a secluded beach just south of Half Moon Bay can do so after the billionaire property owner seemingly allowed the long-shut gate ...

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Splinter (blog)

The Long, Thorny History of the Cherokee Who Owned African Slaves
Splinter (blog)
or “intermarried white” based on a second-long appraisal of the tone of their skin. When it was ... There's “no telling” how much money the Cherokee tribe spent over the years fighting lawsuits over freedman enrollment—and he's tried, repeatedly, to ...

Hurricane Harvey: Triple Landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast
The National Law Review
While the appraisal process provides a possible avenue to avoid extra-contractual liability and limit litigation expenses, its value must be weighed against the potential for abuse in the appointment of unqualified and possibly biased umpires. Harris ...

Quicken slapped with $11M fine in class-action appraisal lawsuit
This is not Quicken's first rodeo with Bordas — a 2006 lawsuit that also involved an inflated appraisal was represented by Jim Bordas. In that case, a woman was approved for a $144,800 refinance loan based on an appraisal of $182,000 — however, later ...

The Real Deal Magazine

Condo associations for two Collins Avenue towers sue to overturn 2016 property assessments
The Real Deal Magazine
A spokeswoman for Garcia said the appraiser's office doesn't comment on pending litigation and Jason Block, the attorney for Central Carillon Beach Condominium Association and for the Bal Harbour Center Condominium Association, did not respond to a ...

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