Tag Archives: Actions

Partition Actions for Cooperative Apartments

Last week’s blog post discussed legal issues relating to a foreclosure as it applies to cooperative apartments in New York State.  To summarize, because cooperatives are considered shares in a corporation, and not real property, different legal procedures are necessary when … Continue reading

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Real Estate Businesses Should Use New Supreme-Court Decision to Protect Against Wage-and-Hour Collective Actions

One of the most dangerous legal traps that can ensnare a real estate business—or any employer, for that matter—is a company-wide lawsuit alleging violations of minimum-wage or overtime laws. A new decision by the United States Supreme Court appears to offer … Continue reading

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Questions of Funding and Compensation on the 50th Anniversary of Modern Class Actions

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Publicly Funded Objectors, 19 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 47 (2018).Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Can and Should the New Third-Party Litigation Financing Come to Class Actions?, 19 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 109 (2018). Jasminka Kalajdzic The modern class action … Continue reading

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Arbitration Agreements Waiving Class Actions Do Not Violate the NLRA, Rules Supreme Court

By Dora Lane and Emily Hobbs-Wright Dora Lane The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that arbitration agreements requiring that an employer and an employee resolve any employment disputes through one-on-one arbitration do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). … Continue reading

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Debtors Lose? Third Circuit Rejects “Discovery Rule,” Restricts Period to Assert Federal Debt Collection Actions in Break With Fourth and Ninth Circuits

In an en banc decision issued last Tuesday, the Third Circuit held that civil actions alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) must be filed within one year from the date of the violation’s occurrence – and … Continue reading

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