States are becoming ever more zealous in their pursuit of unclaimed property as a way to secure steady and reliable funding for their budgets. Unclaimed property is thus a “golden goose” for state budgets. However, this aggressive pursuit—especially through private contractors compensated through a contingency fee—may kill the golden goose. This article offers a diagnosis and some suggestions for states’ treatment of unclaimed property.
In a recent case, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that the completion of a multi-phase “improvement” to a condominium triggered the six-year statute of repose for the builder’s negligence and breach of implied warranty claims for the whole project, rather than each individual phase.
A recent Philadelphia Court ruling rejected a new land valuation method used by the city to assess the property tax burden of condominium owners. In rejecting the city’s approach, the court embraced the traditional valuation process more commonly used to assess the amount of property tax condominium owners must pay.
The first phase of Philadelphia’s version of The Highline opened on June 14. Located between Broad and Noble Streets on the one hand, and 11th and Callowhill Streets on the other, The Philadelphia Rail Park has added a slice of green to a formerly industrialized, warehouse district just north of Chinatown. The Park has been
The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (Act 16) establishes three different categories of permits for operators: (1) grow/process permits, (2) dispensary permits, and (3) clinical registrant permits. A limited number of clinical registrants may be permitted in Pennsylvania, each with one grow/process facility and up to six dispensary locations. Since the passage of Act 16, a