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Waco Tribune-Herald

McLennan County Appraisal District seeks more money
Waco Tribune-Herald
The McLennan County Appraisal District is seeking a 15.7 percent increase in its 2018 budget. The $628,000 boost would let it hire a new employee, contract with a consultant, cover increasing litigation costs and take more photographs to document ...

Bloomberg BNA

PetSmart Not Undervalued in $8.7B Buyout: Del. Court
Bloomberg BNA
Over the last five years, there has been an increase in appraisal actions, according to Bloomberg Law data. There have been 22 such lawsuits filed as of mid-April challenging 11 deals. There were 77 appraisal lawsuits filed in 2016 challenging 48 deals ...

St. Pete retirement communities decry 'unlawful' property appraisal, seek tax refunds
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Three St. Petersburg retirement communities are accusing the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's office of “unlawfully” calculating of property values, leading to overpayment of thousands of dollars on its 2016 tax bill. In separate lawsuits, owners ...

JD Supra (press release)

Resolving Disputes Regarding Value of the Loss through the Appraisal Process
JD Supra (press release)
Throughout the Midwest insurers are taking this stand in an effort to limit the size of property insurance claims presumably under the theory that only a limited percentage of insureds will commence a lawsuit in order to compel the appraisal process ...

Chicago Daily Herald

Federal judge reduces VHT's award in case against Zillow
Chicago Daily Herald
A federal court judge in Washington has reduced the $8.32 million award Rosemont-based VHT Studios received in a copyright inrigement lawsuit against ...

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Feds hunt down mystery landowners in bid to build border wall
As in many of the roughly 330 lawsuits the Justice Department filed in 2008 to seize land in Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol considers this one prime real estate for its border fence. Spanish grants dating back to the 1700s originally portioned the land ...

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Florida Record

Litigation scheme seen as driving auto glass claims in 5 Florida counties
Florida Record
TALLAHASSEE — Some Florida counties are seeing a major spike in auto glass litigation, generating fears that auto insurance premiums may follow the trajectory of rising property insurance rates in the state. A recent study by the Florida Justice ...

Key Appraisal Case to Be Heard by Delaware High Court
Bloomberg BNA
The Delaware Supreme Court June 7 will hear oral argument in a closely watched appraisal case that could provide more guidance on how such lawsuits will be decided ( DFC Global Corp. v. Muirfield Value Partners LP, Del., No. 518, 2016, oral argument ...

Tax Appraisal District of Bell County receives more mail-in protests
Temple Daily Telegram
BELTON — With mail-in protests coming in, there were more objections to property values at the Tax Appraisal District of Bell County than last year. The appraisal district received 5,320 property appraisal protests, Chief Appraiser Marvin Hahn said.


Zillow Vs. RedFin: Home Appraisal Competition Heats Up
Last week, Zillow announced a $1 million prize in an open contest to developers to improve its “Zestimates” tool. The home appraisal tool has recently come under fire amid multiple lawsuits from home sellers, claiming that its inaccuracy was costing ...

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