The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Real Estate Law
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Summary of FCC satellite dish regulations affecting condominium/homeowner associations
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 directed the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") to issue regulations that prohibit restrictions that impair a viewer's ability to receive video programming services through devices designed for over-the-air reception of television broadcast signals, multichannel multipoint distribution service, or direct broadcast satellite services.
Wetland regulation since the demise of the “Migratory Bird Rule”—more muddy water?
* The Corps of Engineers' authority under the federal Clean Water Act was clearly limited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, 531 U.S.159, 121 S. Ct. 675 (2001), but, one year later, the regulatory boundaries are less clear now than before.
Will the collapse of Enron end the synthetic lease?
The collapse of Enron raises the issue of the propriety of using synthetic leases to keep the cost of purchasing real estate from the corporate reports of profit. The synthetic lease is used to purchase property by financing it as a lump sum payment in the future and paying the interest on the loan during the current years.