In 1992, the California legislature enacted a law to prevent the use of the judicial system to squelch public dialogue on important public issues. This law is commonly applied to cases involving constitutional free speech and petition, including statements made about or during litigation. An action filed to silence one’s opponent is called a SLAPP […]
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Court Expands Reach of Fiduciary Duty Law to Include Third Parties Aiding and Abetting – Jonathan Finke In American Master Lease v. Idanta Partners, Roberts formed American Master Lease (“AML”) based on a proprietary business method he developed. To generate capital, Roberts invited Andrews, Runnels and Franklin to invest and become members of AML, […]
Dave Singh was born in India, became a U.S. citizen at age 21, and worked for the FBI and later as a police officer. He was the head of household of extended family members, many of whom did not speak English. Singh’s elderly father received government assistance to cover the cost of receiving care at […]
Intermittent Possession Puts Owner On Notice Of Prescriptive Easement – Jonathan Finke In 1960, Fred and Viola Fluckiger purchased their home in a quiet neighborhood outside of Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter, they poured a concrete driveway partially encroaching on their neighbor’s property. The Kings subsequently purchased the property from the Fluckigers in 1994 and […]
Right to Repair Act Requires Notice to Builder Prior to Repair of Damage – P. Kurt Peterson Dipak Roy purchased a home in 2004 constructed by KB Home Coastal, Inc. KB’s corporate address for notice of defect claims was listed in the purchase materials. In March, 2010, Roy discovered a water leak in the home […]