Recently the court allowed CalFire to recover fire suppression and investigative costs from anyone who starts a fire, including a […]
Easement rights and beach access have been an ongoing and regular area of dispute. One strategy to keep neighbors off […]
Sometimes neighbors get into disputes about rights along their boundaries. These can encompass all manner of issues, from determining the exact boundary (usually by survey); to quarrels about views, trees, and landscaping; to disagreement about access and easement rights; to debate over the use and ownership of encroaching structures.
The court of appeals recently considered whether spot zoning occurred in the City of San Clemente and thus entitled the property owner to compensation as a “constitutional taking” of property by the government.
Two recent cases involving failed land development transactions produced two extremely different outcomes. And, on closer examination, it’s clear the results turned on the plaintiff’s ability to demonstrate lost profits.
When real estate negotiations turn hot, offers and counter-offers move quickly, often with more focus on the terms of the transactions than the legal niceties. That can be an expensive mistake, as one developer found recently when a ‘Final Proposal’ morphed into a binding deal.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has recently approved final rules that have eased the restrictions against general solicitation and advertising in private placements of securities.
California Real Estate Brokers can breathe a little easier now that the courts have reaffirmed that if they have properly incorporated, ordinarily they will not be personally liable for the acts committed by corporate employees or agents.