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Financial Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse is unfortunately a frequent form of abuse that does not receive as much attention as physical elder abuse. However, it can be devastating to its victims as it can go on for many years before being discovered … Continue reading

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Title Insurer’s Alternative to Recovery Under Insurance

Title insurance operates to protect an owner in the event of any defect in title that may prevent him or her from clearly owning the property, or from any encumbrances or liens the prior owner may have had on the … Continue reading

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Reasonable Attorneys Fees Award

What is a reasonable attorney’s fee award to a prevailing party?  That was the issue recently decided by the Court of Appeal for the First District in Syers Properties III, Inc. v. Ann Rankin et al (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 691. … Continue reading

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Architect Liability for Cost Estimates

Architects drafting plans for clients and estimating costs can find themselves liable to clients for incorrect estimates. When construction costs far exceed an architect’s estimate, he or she can be found liable for damages, as well as fraud and misrepresentation … Continue reading

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Statute of Limitations Tolling in Elder Abuse Claims

As with all legal claims, regardless of the merits of a case it must be filed within the statutory period. In the context of nursing homes facing elder abuse claims, understanding which statute of limitations applies to the situation is … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Rules Employee Commissions Cannot be Reassigned to Earlier Pay Periods

In Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, the California Supreme Court considered the issue of whether the employer, Time Warner, could attribute commission wages paid in one period to other pay periods in order to satisfy California’s compensation requirements. Peabody was … Continue reading

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Title Insurance Policies: Rules of Construction

Like all contracts, title insurance policies are subject to rules of construction when a controversy arises between the insurer and insured. While many of the common rules of contract and insurance construction will apply, the unique nature of title insurance … Continue reading

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