Kenneth Styles

Kenneth Styles

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California Foreclosure Law: A Defaulting Borrower Cannot Enjoin A Foreclosure Sale By Asserting That The Lender Lacks Standing

Under California’s non-judicial foreclosure statutes, a defaulting borrower cannot enjoin a lender’s initiation of foreclosure proceedings by asserting that the lender lacks standing. (Keshtgar v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (2014) 192...more

7/22/2014 - Default Foreclosure Lenders Mortgages Standing

NEW CASE ALERT (Easement Law): Refusing To Consent To Development Plans May Trigger Tort Liability For Interference With Easement

If an easement owner is required to obtain governmental approval in order to develop that owner’s property, and the neighboring property owner refuses to consent to the development (e.g. refusing to execute consent for a...more

1/3/2014 - Construction Permits Easements Interference Claims Land Developers Tortious Interference

NEW CASE ALERT (Easement Law): The Area Of An Express Easement May Be Limited By Its Historical Use

If an express easement does not specifically identify the area of use, then the scope of permitted use may be limited to the historical use of the easement. (Rye v. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Company, Inc., 2013 WL 6578784...more

12/20/2013 - Deeds Easements

California Court Holds That A Tripartite Attorney-Client Relationship Exists Between A Title Insurer, Its Insured And Counsel...

Ten years ago, a California Court of Appeal took a relatively narrow view of the attorney-client privilege in conjunction with claims investigation and analysis conducted by a title insurer’s in-house counsel....more

1/25/2013 - Appeals Attorney-Client Privilege In Camera Review Reservation of Rights Title Insurance Tripartite Relationships Waivers Work Product Privilege

What’s In A Name: In California, Borrowers May Be Liable For Purely Innocent “Bad Faith” Waste

The phrase “bad faith” has been defined as, “intention to deceive; treachery or dishonesty”. When most attorneys hear the phrase “bad faith,” they think of tort claims against insurance companies (“bad faith litigation”) or...more

1/11/2013 - Bad Faith Debtor-Creditor Foreclosure Mortgages Waste

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