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LIS PENDENS (“A SUIT PENDING”) AND THE PERILS OF NOT MEETING THE “REAL PROPERTY…


Shhh…Quiet, Title! When “Ancient” Mortgages or Deeds of Trust Come Back to Haunt You

Shhh…Quiet, Title! When “Ancient” Mortgages or Deeds of Trust Come Back to…


More Support for Policyholders Seeking Coverage for Pandemic Losses

More Support for Policyholders Seeking Coverage for Pandemic Losses A recent…


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Builders Rejoice? SB 800 Not Dead Yet!

In 2002, the California Legislature enacted SB 800 to cover residential…


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Calemine v. Samuelson- Duty to Disclose Prior Construction Defect Lawsuits

As residential real estate home sales seem to be showing signs of life,…


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The Perils of Acting as an "Owner-Builder"

With the economy starting to show signs of life, many homeowners are beginning…


Circumventing Workers Compensation Preemption

Recently, one of our clients was sued by an allegedly negligent third party…


Hiring a Contractor? Make Sure the Contractor Is Insured!

Recently, I had a case where a husband and wife, who were in the process of…