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An alleged Miami Ponzi hustle
Miami Issue

An alleged Miami Ponzi hustle

Like most alleged Ponzi schemes, a Miami-based troika’s plan to tap South American investors to fund their real estate projects started off with non-criminal, ambitious intentions. Ernesto Weisson, a Coconut Grove businessman and architect...

An alleged Miami Ponzi hustle
Champlain Towers South (Getty)
Miami

Champlain Towers South insurers gear up for legal claims

UPDATED July 5, 7:50 p.m.: As lawsuits mount against the Champlain Towers South condominium association, the building’s and unit...

Champlain Towers South insurers gear up for legal claims
Texas courts ignore federal ban on evictions
National

Texas courts ignore federal ban on evictions

Texas courts are ignoring a federal ban on evictions and allowing landlords to remove tenants who are behind on...

Texas courts ignore federal ban on evictions
84 William St, NY and 1400 N. Orleans St, Chicago (Google Maps, iStock)
National

Prodigy Network files for bankruptcy as lawsuits mount

The beleaguered real estate crowdfunding company Prodigy Network filed for bankruptcy on Thursday as lawsuits pile up and its...

Prodigy Network files for bankruptcy as lawsuits mount
A judge ruled that Philippe Chow, a luxury restaurant located in the Dream Hotel Downtown, owed rent to its landlord, despite being closed amid the pandemic. (iStock, Philippe Chow)

Judges mixed on how government shutdowns affect leases

Decisions on Covid-related rent cases are slowly rolling in, but on the question of whether the pandemic freed tenants...

Judges mixed on how government shutdowns affect leases
Seth Hoy of Manhattan Legal Services with with 74 Post Avenue. (Google Maps, LinkedIn)

Inwood tenants claim landlord using blaze to hike rents

Tenants burned out of their rent-stabilized Inwood apartments in January have a theory: The landlord wants them to give...

Inwood tenants claim landlord using blaze to hike rents

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