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Cities Using Zoning To Avoid Eminent Domain Requirements

REAL ESTATE Cities Using Zoning To Avoid Eminent Domain Requirements. Written By Jeff Jinks In a recent Wall Street Journal article it was reported that several cities are using their local zoning laws to avoid the requirement of paying private property owners when their property is taken. Recall that the Fifth Amendment to the US

“Less Until Proven More”

REAL ESTATE “LESS UNTIL PROVEN MORE” Written By Jeff Jinks An Indiana statute explains that if there is over a 5% increase in assessment on a property from the previous year, it is the assessor’s responsibility to provide proof for this increase. The Indiana Board of Tax Review threw this statute into play recently when

World Series of Copyrights is being replayed by Oracle and Google

REAL ESTATE Landlords Beware! Written By Jeff Jinks SUBJECT: LANDLORDS BEWARE In, In Re Great Lakes Quick Lube LP v. T.D. Investments I, LLP, The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that a commercial tenant’s lease termination that happens before it has filed for bankruptcy could be considered an avoidable transfer under

Castlewood Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Leticia Guerra-Danko​​

REAL ESTATE Castlewood Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Leticia Guerra-Danko​ Written By Jeff Jinks SUBJECT: Castlewood Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Leticia Guerra-Danko Castlewood Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Leticia Guerra-Danko Leticia Guerra-Danko added siding to her home before obtaining approval from the Architectural review Committee (ARC) which is located in the Castlewood subdivision. She


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