Business, Labor & Employment

Proceed Carefully with Malicious Prosecution Actions Arising out of Family

As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey…


Business, Labor & Employment

Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a…


Business, Labor & Employment

When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!

Some seem to think that merely depositing a Notice of Pending Action [fn] is…


Business, Labor & Employment

Prop. 8 Mandates Annual Reassessments, Are California Assessors Ignoring The Law?

California's Proposition 13 is well known to real property owners.  It…


Scales of Justice

Should Lawyers "force" their clients to mediate?

Once again, I have a cautionary tale about the perils of NOT mediating a…


Deed Record - Real Estate - Real Property

Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instructions

California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business…


Warning: Email Wire Instruction Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway…


Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deeds

The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the…


Business, Labor & Employment

Employer Class Action Certification

For those employers who had all but given up hope of receiving relief from the…