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Lennar manipulated data to make borrowers qualified for home mortgages: whistleblower lawsuit
January 08, 2019 06:00PM
A mortgage lending subsidiary of homebuilding giant Lennar has been hit with a whistleblower suit, alleging it provided loans to unqualified borrowers and manipulated...
In the rough: Golf legend Jack Nicklaus accused of ousting homeowners board in power move
January 04, 2019 02:30PM
Famed golfer Jack Nicklaus is facing allegations that he improperly fired board members of the homeowners association and excessively hiked up fees at his...
The 10 most notable New York real estate lawsuits of 2018
December 31, 2018 12:30PM
Don’t like the deal? See you in court. At least that’s the approach some real estate execs took this year. Brokers, investors and developers...
South Florida’s most head-turning lawsuits of 2018
December 30, 2018 04:00PM
In 2018, South Florida’s real estate industry saw longtime business partners going through bitter divorces, buyers seeking to get out of luxury condo deals...
In surveillance case against Trade Off, construction exec says he bought
“spy glasses” after alleged union threats
December 11, 2018 07:00AM
During a federal court hearing on Thursday, a construction executive admitted that his Long Island-based company encouraged employees to infiltrate union meetings. He also...
Affiliate of Kaled Management agrees to pay tenants of J-51 building $850K
December 05, 2018 02:30PM
Tenants at a Murray Hill apartment building will receive $850,000 in rent refunds following a settlement they reached with their landlord Hewlett Associates, according...
Brokers behaving badly? What happens when those accused of gaming the system
November 06, 2018 12:30PM
When Mauricio Umansky, co-founder of The Agency, was tapped to sell a Malibu estate on Sweetwater Mesa Road, he was taking on a property...
Real estate magnate owes $160K in unpaid rent at Lombardy Hotel: suit
November 06, 2018 11:00AM
Real estate mogul Jeffrey Kosow is refusing to pay $160,000 in back rent that he has been building up for two years at a...
Family feud: Rosenberg siblings tussle over Manhattan office properties
October 18, 2018 09:00AM
Real estate executive Aron Rosenberg is facing a $3 million lawsuit from a brother who claims he was cut out on the profits of...
Chinese investors sue Nick Mastroianni over alleged EB-5 fraud
October 15, 2018 12:00PM
Nearly 80 Chinese investors have filed suit against EB-5 fundraiser and Jupiter developer Nicholas Mastroianni II, alleging he defrauded them of their EB-5 investments....
In first for Housing Rights Initiative, two landlord lawsuits achieve class certification
October 08, 2018 12:31PM
It’s been a slow march in the state courts, but as of last week, two class action lawsuits generated by the Housing Rights Initiative...
Ex-Cushman recruiter claims firm passed her over for promotion due to pregnancy
October 04, 2018 03:00PM
A former recruiter for Cushman & Wakefield claims that after repeatedly being promised a permanent position at the brokerage she was snubbed for a...
This brokerage is accused of paying bonuses for dual-agent deals
October 03, 2018 06:00PM
Earlier this year, Houlihan Lawrence faced a lawsuit alleging the brokerage engaged in dual agency without proper disclosures. Now, more clients have signed on...
VEREIT pays $85M to settle accounting scandal class-action suits
October 02, 2018 04:45PM
VEREIT continues to settle accounts with its past. The firm, which was embroiled in a 2014 accounting scandal under former chief Nicholas Schorsch, agreed...
Lawsuit challenging city’s property tax system survives de Blasio objections
September 26, 2018 10:50AM
A lawsuit challenging the city’s property tax system can proceed, a Manhattan judge ruled, dismissing the de Blasio administration’s objections. Tax Equity Now filed...
Former Cushman executive assails “old boys network” in $30M discrimination lawsuit
September 25, 2018 01:30PM
A former executive at Cushman & Wakefield said the brokerage regularly paraded her around as an ambassador for diversity at the firm, but behind...
Zillow gets pulled into Kavanaugh’s ongoing Supreme Court drama
September 24, 2018 10:10AM
Zillow has now been dragged into the drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a lawyer used the database in an attempt to...
Lawsuit accuses Wynn Resorts of rigging Boston casino competition
September 23, 2018 11:00AM
A Massachusetts racetrack operator has accused Wynn Resorts and its former chief executive, Steve Wynn, of rigging a competition to run the only casino...
Real estate agent sues NAR, Move Inc. over unsolicited texts from Realtor.com
September 20, 2018 03:00PM
A South Florida real estate agent is suing over unsolicited text messages sent through Realtor.com, and is seeking class-action status of the suit. Weston...
Software company sues Elliman over “Douglas” online platform
September 20, 2018 11:45AM
Four months after Douglas Elliman launched its new online agent platform, a Chicago-based software company is suing the brokerage for allegedly ripping off its...
City Planning names new chief lawyer
New York landlords rush rent hikes ahead of housing reforms
Resi brokerage that wants to kill the broker raises $45M in Series C
FiDi is flooded with condos — and sales
The Exit Interview: Alicia Glen talks Amazon, affordable housing
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