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Neighbors And Easements In Boundary Disputes

August 17, 2022

The Court of Appeals:  No to an Exclusive Implied Easement But Yes to an Exclusive Equitable Easement The California Court of Appeals has, it seems to me, muddled the law of boundaries and easements in their latest decision.  In Romero v. Shih (2022) 78 Cal.App.5th …

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Partition Lawsuits: Real Estate Litigation Between Co-Owners of Real Property

September 2014

Partition lawsuits allow co-owners of property to split up.  Partition is the real estate litigation equivalent of divorce for people who own real property together.  The law does not force individuals to remain as co-owners in the event that one of the owners wants to …

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Business and Commercial Litigation: Request for Production of Documents

September 2014

Commercial litigation attorneys often work on document intensive lawsuits.  Two of the most important ‘first steps’ in business litigation is to compile all of the relevant documents.  Documents can come from three sources:  (1) the client, (2) the opposing party or parties and (3) third …

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Legal Standing In Corporate Litigation: Who Can Sue and Be Sued?

September 2014

Business litigation lawyers are often asked to evaluate the legal standing of a party to a lawsuit.  “Standing” is a legal term of art which refers to a party’s right to sue or be sued.  In corporate litigation I often see confusion as to this …

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When Are You Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees in Business Contract Litigation?

September 2014

Experienced business litigation attorneys in Los Angeles charge a lot of money for their services. In fact the prospect of extensive attorneys’ fees bills can change the cost/benefit analysis of your lawsuit.  A $50,000 business dispute is not worth it if the attorneys’ fees for …

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Commercial Lease Litigation: “Lack of Foot Traffic”

August 2014

Commercial lease litigation by shopping center tenants is usually brought about when a failing retail store is being evicted but counter claims against the landlord for fraud. “You promised me foot traffic!” Or “You promised me quality tenants were moving in next door and their …

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Fraud: Failure to Disclose (Part III)

August 2014

The second part of the court’s ruling in Hoffman v. 162 North Wolfe, LLC dealt with justifiable reliance in a failure to disclose lawsuit.

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