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  • “Buyer/Tenant” Beware: Purchase Contract May Include Lease Agreement

  • Interfere With Your Neighbor’s Trees, Be Prepared to Restore Them And Pay Money Damages Times Three

  • Appellate Court Slams Scofflaw Tenant for Bogus Anti-SLAPP Motion

  • Ninth Circuit Confirms Old Adage in Home Buyer’s Rescission Action: “He Who Hesitates Is Lost”

  • First District Court of Appeal Takes A Bit of the Bite Out of the Merger Doctrine

  • Actual Damage of Agricultural Property Needed for Award of Attorneys’ Fees in Trespass Case

  • There Oughta Be a Law (And There is) – Anti-SLAPP 20 Years On

  • Court Expands Reach of Fiduciary Duty Law to Include Third Parties Aiding and Abetting

  • BRE Wrongfully Denies Broker’s License to Applicant Who Established Rehabilitation After Fraud Conviction

  • Intermittent Possession Puts Owner On Notice Of Prescriptive Easement

  • Court Confirms Privilege Between Title Insurer, Insured and Attorney

  • No Exception: General Contractor Not Responsible for Sub’s Injuries

  • Construction Lenders Cannot Circumvent Stop Payment Notices

  • Equitable Indemnity Claim Did Not Arise Until Claimant Aware of Grounds

  • Lis Pendens Insufficient to Bind Assignee Bank on Quiet Title Judgment

  • Servient Tenement Owner’s Refusal to Authorize Necessary Improvements to Access Road Was Interference With Easement

  • Strict Adherence to Lease Not Required Where Counsel Instructs Otherwise

  • Commercial Lease Allowed Only One Extension of Term Absent Clear and Explicit Language Granting Perpetual Extensions

  • Listing Agent and Property Owner Have Duty to Notify Visitors of Concealed Dangerous Condition of Which Agent Has Actual or Constructive Knowledge

  • Real Estate Agent’s Fraud Cannot Be Imputed to Broker for Exception to Bankruptcy Discharge, Unless Broker Knew or Should Have Known of the Fraud

  • Right to Repair Act Requires Notice to Builder Prior to Repair of Damage

  • Right to Repair Act Not Exclusive Remedy Where Construction Defects Cause Actual Damages

  • Sellers Required to Provide Transfer Disclosure Statements to Buyers of Mixed-Use Properties

  • Buyer Sufficiently Alleged That Purchase Agreement Provision Calling for Nonrefundable Deposit Was Unenforceable

  • Scope of Easement Limited to Historical Use

  • Listing Broker Not Liable to Buyer for Validity of Outdated Geologist’s Report

  • Subcontractor Without California License Not Barred From Collecting For Work On Federal Project

  • Not a Riddle – When is a Non-navigable River Navigable?

  • Purchasers (Sometimes) Have Only Two Years to Sue Brokers and Agents