Real Estate Litigation Category Archives

In this era of tightening federal budgets and periodic government shutdowns, there can be no guarantee that any particular federal courthouse will be open for business—or even in existence—at the time an agreement spawns litigation. Under a recent Ninth Circuit decision, such a closure could be more than inconvenient: it could cut off a party’s bargained-for access to federal court. In a matter of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a venue-selection clause ...


On April 12, Judge Laura Middaugh dismissed an Initiative 91 challenge to the Memorandum of Understanding among the City of Seattle, King County and Chris Hansen's ArenaCo, providing another "assist" to the return of the NBA to Seattle. We are proud to be a part of this: we represented King County, and led the efforts to brief and argue the motion to dismiss. Read the motion to dismiss here, and see the coverage here.