The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented time of uncertainty, especially in terms of housing contracts. Unemployment rates have sky-rocketed, universities are moving their classes online and encouraging students to learn from home, and housing contracts are in the spotlight unlike ever before. In some states, including California, a moratorium on evictions has been […]
COVID-19 has had a huge impact around the world, affecting and disrupting a wide range of industries. The real estate sector is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in uncertainty for buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, contractors, and more. This article will list some of the ways the real estate industry is being disrupted and real […]
It’s just a fact of life that people suffer injuries on a daily basis, and more often than not through no fault of their own. When bodily harm is caused by a negligent or willfully violent third party, the victim may be entitled to compensation, which can be awarded through a personal injury lawsuit. Unfortunately, […]
COVID-19 has wrought havoc on businesses and supply chains as organizations worldwide have slowed to a halt. With everyone staying indoors to stop the spread of the virus, many businesses have been left without customers to sell to and means to operate—or means to follow through on business agreements. This worldwide crisis is widespread, unforeseen, […]
Court battles have the unfortunate reputation of being long, arduous, and expensive. But they don’t have to be. Even though some people would rather pull their teeth out than go through a legal dispute, the decision to get involved is sometimes out of your control. But the good news is that there are ways to […]
Assembly Bill (AB) 1289 recently made several changes to real estate disclosure requirements. These changes are effective January 1, 2019. One decidedly positive change the new law has made is to move legislative language away from the more antiquated terms, “selling agent” and “listing agent” in favor of the clearer and more universally recognized “buyer’s agent” and […]
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 […]
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.