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Category: Business Litigation

How To Expunge a Lis Pendens in California

How To Expunge a Lis Pendens in California When a lawsuit is filed that may involve real property, sometimes a party can record a notice of pendency of action or a“lis pendens” against the affected real property. A lis pendens is a recorded document giving third-parties notice that a lawsuit been filed that may affect […]

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New Law on Remote Civil Court Hearings in California

Section 367.75 – Parties appearing remotely; conducting conferences, hearings, and proceedings (a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (d), in civil cases, when a party has provided notice to the court and all other parties that it intends to appear remotely, a party may appear remotely and the court may conduct conferences, hearings, and proceedings, in whole […]

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Court Creates an Equitable Remedy Short of an Injunction for Permanent Trespass to Plaintiffs’ Land.

From CLA Defendant bought 677 acres of land in 2012, for the purpose of developing a walnut orchard. Plaintiffs own a 210-acre property adjacent to defendant’s property. Plaintiffs sued in 2014, alleging that defendant, who had proceeded to develop and irrigate a walnut orchard, was trespassing on 3.44 acres of plaintiffs’ property. Plaintiffs further alleged […]

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Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Trial Attorneys Prevail in Fraudulent Transfer Case With Judgments Over $2,000,000

After a 2-week trial, Gregory G. Brown and Mark M. Higuchi secured a huge win in a complex, multi-county, fraudulent transfer case (under the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act).  The Court awarded the Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Client another $778,000 and ordered that real estate transfers be set aside, including mortgages that were placed on the […]

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How Does a Real Estate Partition Action Work?

In this article, the expert Real Estate Attorneys of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP answer the question: How Does a Real Estate Partition Action Work?   PARTITION ACTIONS When two or more persons co-own an undivided interest in property, dividing the property may require what is called a $“partition action.” The purpose of a partition action […]

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Alter Ego Liability Explained With Examples

Alter Ego Liability Explained With Examples. As a general rule, a corporation is a separate legal entity that is distinct from its shareholders. In fact, one major benefit to incorporating a business is that the owners, or shareholders, are not personally responsible for corporate debts and obligations. However, under certain circumstances, the “corporate veil” can […]

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What Do I Do If Defendant in Case Has Died?

When a Defendant dies prior to, or during litigation, it substantially affects the procedures a Plaintiff must utilize to satisfy its claim. Whether the Defendant dies before litigation, during litigation, or after a judgment has been entered, the procedures of California’s Probate Code must be followed. Proceeding Against a Dead Party’s Estate When a Defendant dies […]

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Principal & Agent Liability in California

This article defines and explains the legal concept of Principal and Agent Liability in California. In certain circumstances, a person can be held liable for the actions of another. One of the most common of such situations is called “principal-agent liability.” This situation can come into play when an agency relationship is created. Creation of […]

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Top Business Lawyers in Orange County

Some of the world’s largest companies call Orange County, CA home, while thousands of additional businesses are also headquartered in our neck of the woods.  From Boeing to Bank of America, Corp., to major retailers including Target and Walmart, business is typically booming in Orange County. Whether you’re a startup, small business owner, or employ […]

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Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP Suits) in California

Far too often litigants file lawsuits strategically for the purpose of chilling a person’s free speech and expression. These lawsuits are commonly described using the acronym SLAPP, or “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.” The threat of these lawsuits presents potential defendants with choice of either curtailing their constitutionally protected speech, or undergoing a lengthy and […]

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