Whether you are receiving payment for goods and services that you provide, or you are paying someone else to supply you with goods and services, there is a contract involved. Sometimes the contract is verbal, and other times it is written and signed by the parties included in the transaction. In certain situations, a contract […]
Your mortgage is the most important loan that you have. If you fall behind on your payments, you can lose more than your house. You can lose your home, the center of your family. You should never wait to act until you are in danger of foreclosure. If you are having problems meeting your […]
If you are having financial difficulties, you may fear that you won’t be able to keep up with your mortgage. Perhaps you are already behind in your payments, so those dreaded foreclosure notices are showing up in your mailbox, and you’ve been ducking phone calls from your lender. While it is tempting to hide […]
When businesses have disagreements or face excessive challenges with employees or customers that go beyond what the company can handle internally, commercial litigation often becomes a course of action that business owners must face. It’s a necessary and important process to take because the point of commercial litigation is to resolve business-related disputes, such as […]
Despite its name, a mechanic’s lien is generally utilized by any supplier, contractor, laborer, and/or subcontractor. If you worked on someone’s home, for instance, and were not paid, you can then file a mechanic’s lien. This is essentially a “hold” against the business, commercial, or homeowner’s property. Although this can result in foreclosure if […]
If you work in construction, your chances of suffering an accident are high, particularly in comparison with other industries. Of the 5,190 workers killed while on the job in 2017, 21.1% were in construction. Many more workers are hurt each day. If you are injured in a construction accident, you have options, but you will […]
During the early 1900s, manufacturers and wholesalers of alcoholic beverages “tied” retailers to them by providing them with loans, reduced rents, free equipment and other means. Such “tied-house” arrangements caused a vast growth of the number of saloons and bars, resulting in various social evils.
The trial court declined to issue a domestic violence restraining order for two reasons. First, it determined that mental abuse was insufficient, and, second, that past physical abuse was insufficient. The court of Appeal reversed. With regard to mental abuse, the appellate court stated: “In this case, the testimony that the trial court did permit […]
In an action by an insured against an insurance company which denied a claim, plaintiff requested that the trial court give a standard jury instruction explaining that, when a loss is caused by a combination of covered and excluded risks, the loss is covered if the most important or predominant cause is a covered risk. (CACI No. 2306.) Defendant instead proposed a special jury instruction placing on plaintiff the burden of proving the collapse of the house was “caused only by one or more” of the perils listed in the policy, and that there was no coverage if the cause of the collapse involved any peril other than those listed.
A judgment creditor of a $47 million judgment, as part of its efforts to enforce the judgment, propounded requests for production of documents pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 708.030 and later brought a motion to compel. The trial court granted the motion to compel and the judgment debtor appealed. After deciding it is […]