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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 ...

Houston Chronicle

Property owners increasingly take appraisal fights to court
Houston Chronicle
Big businesses and commercial building owners in Harris County have unleashed a growing number of lawsuits in recent years to knock millions of dollars off their property tax bills. It's a good bet: filing a lawsuit to challenge the appraised property ...

Owners win HB-Bert Harris skirmishes
The Anna Maria Islander
Smith is set to hear a similar city motion to dismiss and strike an appraisal Sept. 6 in the Varner case. The Hutchinson case, according to court records, is in discovery stage. The Bert Harris Jr. Act allows property owners to recover damages and file ...

Southeast Texas Record

Judge sanctions Voss Law for handling of hail suit, finds firm 'hijacked' litigation for own benefit
Southeast Texas Record
DEL RIO – From producing fraudulent documents to “hijacking the litigation process for its own benefit,” a federal judge has found the Voss Law Firm “engaged in intentional litigation misconduct” by bringing a hail lawsuit on behalf of clients that ...

Delaware court reverses closely watched DFC Global appraisal ruling
Bouchard ruled last year that while the sale process "appeared to be robust," which usually protects against appraisal lawsuits, fair value was higher than the deal price because the business was in a temporary trough. Critics of Bouchard's ruling ...

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Bloomberg BNA

Del. High Court Reverses Key Appraisal Ruling on DFC Acquisition
Bloomberg BNA
Under Delaware law, shareholders that choose not to participate in a merger can file appraisal actions asking the Delaware Chancery Court to assess a “fair value” for their shares. This is the first appraisal case heard by the state's high court since ...

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Gregg leading way on archival records retrieval
Longview News-Journal
Since 2009, the county has charged a records fee on certain lawsuits to pay for archiving court records, Duncan said. "It took awhile to build (that fund) to get a project going," she said. Her office restored and preserved 70 lawsuits from the county ...

Texas Reforms Insurance Litigation - Section 542A of the Texas Insurance Code 60 Days to Get Your House in Order
Lexology (registration)
Thus, insurers can significantly limit the possibility of further litigation in those circumstances where an appraisal is appropriate. A valid appraisal award conclusively establishes the amount of loss. Timely payment of the award then disposes of any ...

Special session affects taxpayers
Brownsville Herald
This could be done if the Legislature would consider repealing the “estimated property taxes” statement from the appraisal notice of value and allowing expedited discovery in appraisal value lawsuits. Other possible solutions would be increasing the ...

South Florida Business Journal

Matheson lawsuit seeks to block Beckham soccer stadium deal
South Florida Business Journal
In this case, it cited a state law that allows the county to bypass competitive bidding for land sales to major economic development projects as long as the agreed-upon price is based on an appraisal. Matheson said the county should have done ...

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