On January 28, 2015, in Richardson v. Franc, 14 C.D.O.S 941 (2015), the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District ruled in favor of an easement holder by granting an irrevocable license permitting additional...more
The Court of Appeal recently clarified when a party can recover attorney's fees under a real estate purchase contract that is ruled to be illegal. California courts have previously enforced attorney's fees provisions in a...more
As previously reported, AB 1103 is California's energy benchmarking and disclosure law (codified in California Code of Regulations, title 20, sections 1680-1684), that requires owners of non-residential buildings to provide a...more
As owners grapple with the new energy usage and disclosure requirements under AB 1103, parties to long term transactions must look to the date of the contract to determine whether they are required to comply. ...more
Among the many changes in the financial services industry, two important events occurred this year that effectively signaled the extinction of deficiency judgments in loans secured by residential property.