A Monday Miscellany

Apparently, the Business/Corporate Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association does not suffer from triskaidekaphobia, friggatriskaidekaphobia, or even paraskevidekatriaphobia because it has scheduled a very exciting program on Friday, May 13, 2011. This Program will feature speakers with a wide range of backgrounds, including Commissioner Byron Georgiou of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. I’ll be speaking with Jim Moloney on the Dodd-Frank Act.

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall” – Good Fences Don’t Necessarily Make Good Neighbors

Much of legal analysis is about classification. We all know what a fence is and we all know what a tree is. What we don’t know, until now, is whether a a row of trees could be a fence. The California Court of Appeal has now answered that question in Vanderpol v. Starr holding that a row of trees may constitute a fence for purposes of California’s “spite fence” statute, Civil Code Section 841.4, which provides in relevant part...

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