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Australia’S Homeless Act, James Farrell, Caris Cadd 2010 SelectedWorks

Australia’S Homeless Act, James Farrell, Caris Cadd

James Farrell

The Federal Government’s White Paper on Homelessness, The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness (White Paper) proposed the introduction of new legislation that would ‘underpin the national response to homelessness, setting standards to deliver the best quality services possible’.This article outlines the significance of this recommendation to Australians experiencing homelessness and focuses on why the problem of homelessness should be situated within a human rights framework.


The Role Of The Exhaustion And Ripeness Doctrines In Reasonable Accomodation Denial Suits Under The Fair Housing Amendments Act, Matt Hall 2010 Brigham Young University Law School

The Role Of The Exhaustion And Ripeness Doctrines In Reasonable Accomodation Denial Suits Under The Fair Housing Amendments Act, Matt Hall

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Procedural Due Process And Hearsay Evidence In Section 8 Housing Voucher Termination Hearings, Margaretta E. Homsey 2010 Boston College Law School

Procedural Due Process And Hearsay Evidence In Section 8 Housing Voucher Termination Hearings, Margaretta E. Homsey

Boston College Law Review

The federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides critical housing subsidy assistance to over two million low-income families in the United States. Each year some of these families have their Section 8 voucher assistance terminated based solely on uncorroborated hearsay evidence relied on by local public housing authorities to prove various program violations. State and federal courts have reached differing conclusions as to whether these terminations violate families’ procedural due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment and federal regulations governing the program. This Note argues that terminations based solely on hearsay evidence violate procedural due process and the federal ...


Derecho De La Seguridad Social En México, Bruno L. Costantini García 2010 ITESM Campus Puebla

Derecho De La Seguridad Social En México, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

Breve presentación del Derecho de la Segurida Social en México.

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Acorn Is Back In The News, But The News Still Gets It Wrong, John Atlas, Peter Dreier 2010 Occidental College

Acorn Is Back In The News, But The News Still Gets It Wrong, John Atlas, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship


Book Review: Jeff Benedict's "Little Pink House": The Back Story Of The Kelo Case, George Lefcoe 2010 University of Southern California

Book Review: Jeff Benedict's "Little Pink House": The Back Story Of The Kelo Case, George Lefcoe

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Little Pink House is a fast paced account by Jeff Benedict of the events surrounding the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London. Along with tracking Benedict’s story line, this review also highlights some of the core legal and policy issues that are an important part of the story for law-trained readers. At the core of the tale is how Kelo and a handful of her neighbors challenged the New London Development Corporation’s (NLDC) use of eminent domain for the economic redevelopment of the Fort Trumbull neighborhood. A libertarian-inspired public interest law ...


Should We Ban Or Welcome "Spec" Home Buyers?, George Lefcoe 2010 University of Southern California

Should We Ban Or Welcome "Spec" Home Buyers?, George Lefcoe

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper begins by recounting the extent to which speculating buyers contributed more than proportionately to housing price volatility and the rate of mortgage foreclosure. The second section turns to the way spec buyers deceived mortgage lenders by committing occupancy fraud, claiming falsely that they were buying as owner occupants so they could benefit from more favorable mortgage rates and terms. The third section starts by describing the mischief spec buyers caused home builders and condo developers by signaling phantom housing demand, and degrading ‘for sale’ housing tracts and condo developments by leaving newly bought homes vacant or filling them ...


Following Industry's Leed : Municipal Adoption Of Private Green Building Standards, Sarah B. Schindler 2010 University of Maine School of Law

Following Industry's Leed : Municipal Adoption Of Private Green Building Standards, Sarah B. Schindler

Faculty Publications

Local governments are beginning to require new, privately constructed and funded buildings to be “green” buildings. Instead of creating their own, locally-derived definitions of green buildings, many municipalities are adopting an existing private standard created by members of the building industry: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This Article explains and assesses the privately promulgated LEED standards. It argues that the translation of LEED standards, which were intended to be voluntary, into law raises several theoretical and practical problems. Specifically, private green building ordinances that rely on LEED do not ensure a reduction in the negative local environmental impacts ...


Bailment Or Lease: A Legal And Economic Analysis, Wei Zhang 2010 University of California - Berkeley

Bailment Or Lease: A Legal And Economic Analysis, Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

When customers temporarily deposit their personal properties with a business which collects a fee, either directly or by incorporating the charge into the price of its goods or services (such as a locker at the supermarket, a parking garage, or a bank safe deposit box), it has long been disputed whether a bailment or a lease contract arises between the two parties. In this paper, I tried to approach this problem from a law and economics perspective. Efficiency-oriented judges should establish rules motivating parties to take optimal precautions to minimize the social costs associated with the loss of the property ...


Pearson, Iqbal, And Procedural Judicial Activism, Goutam U. Jois 2010 New York, NY

Pearson, Iqbal, And Procedural Judicial Activism, Goutam U. Jois

Goutam U Jois

In its most recent term, the Supreme Court decided Pearson v. Callahan and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, two cases that, even at this early date, can safely be called “game-changers.” What is fairly well known is that Iqbal and Pearson, on their own terms, will hurt civil rights plaintiffs. A point that has not been explored is how the interaction between Iqbal and Pearson will also hurt civil rights plaintiffs. First, the cases threaten to catch plaintiffs on the horns of a dilemma: Iqbal says, in effect, that greater detail is required to get allegations past the motion to dismiss stage ...


Book Review: Dan Immergluck, Foreclosed: High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, And The Undermining Of America’S Mortgage Market, David J. Reiss 2010 Brooklyn Law School

Book Review: Dan Immergluck, Foreclosed: High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, And The Undermining Of America’S Mortgage Market, David J. Reiss

David J Reiss

This is a book review of Dan Immergluck, FORECLOSED: HIGH-RISK LENDING, DEREGULATION, AND THE UNDERMINING OF AMERICA’S MORTGAGE MARKET (Cornell University Press 2009).


"How Did This Happen To Me?": The Ugly Truth About Real Estate Scams, Valerie Uribe 2010 Loyola University Chicago, School of Law

"How Did This Happen To Me?": The Ugly Truth About Real Estate Scams, Valerie Uribe

Public Interest Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Will The Current Economic Crisis Fuel A Return To Racial Policies That Deny Homeownership Opportunity And Wealth?, Marcia Johnson 2010 American University Washington College of Law

Will The Current Economic Crisis Fuel A Return To Racial Policies That Deny Homeownership Opportunity And Wealth?, Marcia Johnson

The Modern American

No abstract provided.


Slums, Slumdogs, And Resistance, Tayyab Mahmud 2010 American University Washington College of Law

Slums, Slumdogs, And Resistance, Tayyab Mahmud

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

No abstract provided.


Bringing Human Rights Home: The Dc Right To Housing Campaign, Meetali Jain 2010 American University Washington College of Law

Bringing Human Rights Home: The Dc Right To Housing Campaign, Meetali Jain

Human Rights Brief

No abstract provided.


Annual Report 2009-2010: Opening Doors, Funding Possibilities, California Housing Finance Agency 2010 Golden Gate University School of Law

Annual Report 2009-2010: Opening Doors, Funding Possibilities, California Housing Finance Agency

California Agencies

No abstract provided.


Complaint, Nikolich Et Al V. The Village Of Arlington Heights Illinois, 870 F.Supp.2d 556, Docket No. 1:10-Cv-07395 (Northern District Of Illinois 2012), Allison Bethel, John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic 2010 John Marshall Law School

Complaint, Nikolich Et Al V. The Village Of Arlington Heights Illinois, 870 F.Supp.2d 556, Docket No. 1:10-Cv-07395 (Northern District Of Illinois 2012), Allison Bethel, John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic

Court Documents and Proposed Legislation

No abstract provided.


Problems In Mortgage Servicing From Modification To Foreclosure: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., Nov. 16, 2010 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin 2010 Georgetown University Law Center

Problems In Mortgage Servicing From Modification To Foreclosure: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., Nov. 16, 2010 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin

Testimony Before Congress

The mortgage foreclosure process is beset by a variety of problems. These range from procedural defects (including, but not limited to robosigning) to outright counterfeiting of documents to questions about the validity of private-label mortgage securitizations that could mean that these mortgage-backed securities are not actually backed by any mortgages whatsoever. While the extent of these problems is unknown at present, the evidence is mounting that it is not limited to one-off cases, but that there may be pervasive defects throughout the foreclosure and securitization processes.

The problems in the mortgage market are highly technical, but they are extremely serious ...


Privatopia In Distress: The Impact Of The Foreclosure Crisis On Homeowners’ Associations, Casey Perkins 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Privatopia In Distress: The Impact Of The Foreclosure Crisis On Homeowners’ Associations, Casey Perkins

Nevada Law Journal

Part I of this Note provides an introduction to HOAs, the foreclosure crisis, and the resulting recession that currently threaten many associations' financial stability. Part I begins with a discussion of the rise of common interest communities in the United States, as well as basic association functions. Following this historical introduction is a discussion of the foreclosure crisis and an overview of the severity of this crisis in Nevada.

Part II introduces the problems faced by HOAs across the country because of the foreclosure crisis. These problems fall into two general categories, budget shortfalls and physical deterioration of abandoned properties ...


Looking Back And Looking Ahead As The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Turns Thirty-Five: The Role Of Public Disclosure Of Lending Data In A Time Of Financial Crisis, Richard D. Marsico 2010 New York Law School

Looking Back And Looking Ahead As The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Turns Thirty-Five: The Role Of Public Disclosure Of Lending Data In A Time Of Financial Crisis, Richard D. Marsico

Articles & Chapters

This article examines the history of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and makes proposals for improving it to help prevent another economic crisis. Passed in 1975, HMDA requires most lenders to disclose information about their home mortgage loans, including the number of home mortgage applications it received; the purpose of each application; the type of loan; the decision on the application; the race, gender, and income of the loan applicant/borrower; the location of the loan and the median income and racial composition of the neighborhood; and the interest rate on the loan. HMDA was originally conceived of as ...


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