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What’s Wrong with a Special Interest Campaign?

The New York Times recently published an article about claims of wage theft. The article concluded with two quotes from employer representatives: “This is a classic special interest campaign by the labor unions.” “These are opportunist, opportunistic lawsuits.” To which I say,“So what?” So what if these individuals are protesting and forming special interest campaigns? […]

After Bust, Using ’60s Law to Get Out of Condo Deals

Well done, Christine Haughney & the NY Times.  Check out her article today about ILSA wins in NY, Using ’60’s Law to Get Out of Condo Deals.  And if you really must know more, see my last post (9/23/10) explaining how one of the court decisions she discussed, assuming it’s upheld on appeal, will increase […]

ILSA Up Ends NY Market for 100+ Unit Condos? If & When that Market Comes Back?

And I don’t mean Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman’s character in Casablanca). I mean the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act.  A Federal court just let someone out of a deal because the signatures on the contract weren’t acknowledged and notarized so as to allow the buyer to record the contract like you would a deed.  […]

My House Is Underwater! Whose Fault Is That?

I lot of people are having the following inner dialogue. My house is underwater!  Whose fault is that?  I’m not one of “those” people, am I?  And I don’t mean I live in Pakistan (donate here).  I mean one of those irresponsible overspenders and speculators?  How did this happen to me?  All I did was […]