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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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Our client entered into a contract to purchase a property

June 2019

Our client entered into a contract to purchase a property. The Seller, however, later found a better deal and reneged. We are suing for specific performance to force the sale. The Seller has answered that he is depressed and therefore unable to enter into contracts …

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I had a case where a consultant sued my clients claiming an oral joint venture to build a cellular paging company in Mexico

June 2019

I had a case where a consultant sued my clients–Directors of a bank–claiming an oral joint venture to build a cellular paging company in Mexico. He claimed that he was promised a new Cadillac, $50,000, a percentage of the profits and more. At trial I …

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Our client entered into an oral contract

June 2019

Our client entered into an oral contract. The plaintiff would contribute seed money to get the business going. Our client would enter into a lease, contribute money and start the business (do the work). Plaintiff would sell the final product for a higher-than-normal commission. Or …

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Clients were buying a multi-million dollar house on the Westside.

June 2019

Clients were buying a multi-million dollar house on the Westside. They waived the inspection contingency but, because they had not yet received the Santa Monica Residential Property Report, added a contingency for approval of that report. Everyone agreed. Report uncovered problems with permitting and there …

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Real Estate Law:  The Irrevocable License

May 2019

Real estate attorneys in Los Angeles often deal with real estate disputes between neighbors over rights to property.  Boundary disputes often involve claims of quiet title (who owns this property?) or some type of prescriptive or equitable easement (who has a right to use this …

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Guide to Real Estate Partnership Litigation

March 2019

No one hopes or expects to encounter problems in commercial real estate when it comes to partnership agreements. However, partnership disputes can be caused by many different situations, such as declining profits, disagreements over the direction or management of operations, and issues of ego. If …

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