RALEIGH — The General Assembly is slowing down to avoid any ice and wintry weather crossing North Carolina this week. So is the state Supreme Court. The House and Senate cancelled Tuesday committee meetings before the bad weather bore down on ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit that was filed to block North Carolina State University’s endowment from selling the Hoffman Forest near Jacksonville. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the justices acted without a request from either the endowment ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether homeowners who declare bankruptcy can void a second mortgage if the home’s market value has dropped below the amount they owe on their first mortgage. The justices said Monday they will consider ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide what a home buyer must do to rescind a mortgage that violates the federal Truth in Lending Act. The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from a Minnesota couple who refinanced their home in ...Read More »
Land use attorneys across the state are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that greatly reduces the amount of leverage municipalities can wield in granting developers permits. A 5-4 majority in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District held that the U.S. Constitution’s takings clause not only applies to cases in which a project is approved with “extortionate” conditions, but also to those denied when a developer refuses to agree to the coercive demands of the government.
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