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11 Jan 2010, 7:45 pm by Randall Reese
Earlier today, three related entities that developed two adjoining buildings in Washington, D.C. voluntarily filed prepackaged bankruptcy cases in Delaware. The entities, Broadway 401 LLC, Broadway Mass Associates LLC and Broadway Mass TIC I LLC, are owned by Lazar Muller, Samuel Weiss, Charles Herzka, David Weldler and the 1997 Neumann Family Trust. The companies acquired the property located at 401 Massachusetts Ave. and 425 Massachusetts Ave. between December 2004 and January 2006 for over $47… [read post]
28 Mar 2011, 6:45 am by James J. Manning
Malicious prosecution claims against an attorney must be brought in one year, according to a recent California Court of Appeal opinion. These suits may be on the upswing since the California economy cratered in the past few years. [read post]
29 Oct 2012, 12:13 pm by David
Matthew Paul Local Law Amendment Int. No. 328-A and Int. No. 425-A where both passed into law on March 9th, 2012.  Int. No 328-A: Increase in NYC Dog License Fee dictates that the dog licensing fees within the confines of New York City will be boosted increased from $11.50 to $34.  The additional fees will [...] [read post]
19 Apr 2012, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
When directors vote to remove a fellow director, are they exercising their free speech rights?  This may seem to be a question that is reserved for courses in legal theory.  In California, however, answering the question can determine whether a plaintiff will stay in court. In Donovan v. Dan Murphy Foundation,  Cal. Ct. of Appeal Case No. B230820 (April 18, 2012), the plaintiff filed a lawsuit contesting his removal from the board of directors of a non profit corporation’s board.  The… [read post]
6 Aug 2012, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
In July 2009, the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club, Inc. planned to hold its annual convention in Lancaster, California.  Allegedly, the mayor was not pleased with the prospect of hosting a social and fraternal organization with an emphasis on riding motorcycles.  Mongols Nation responded by filing a lawsuit against the city, the mayor and various members of the city council.  The lawsuit alleged state and federal civil rights violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, libel and… [read post]
6 Aug 2012, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
In July 2009, the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club, Inc. planned to hold its annual convention in Lancaster, California.  Allegedly, the mayor was not pleased with the prospect of hosting a social and fraternal organization with an emphasis on riding motorcycles.  Mongols Nation responded by filing a lawsuit against the city, the mayor and various members of the city council.  The lawsuit alleged state and federal civil rights violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, libel and… [read post]
30 Apr 2009, 9:00 am by Danielle Arteaga
  On April 17, 2009, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, issued its opinion in Century 21 Chamberlain & Associates v. Haberman, 09 C.D.O.S. 4609. Century 21 filed an action against Haberman and Pacific West Association of Realtors (PWAR), arising from the sale of Haberman’s house. Century 21 asserted two causes of action: (1) account stated, arising from Haberman’s failure to pay on a loan secured by a deed of trust; and (2) declaratory relief,… [read post]
30 Apr 2009, 9:00 am by Danielle Arteaga
  On April 17, 2009, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, issued its opinion in Century 21 Chamberlain & Associates v. Haberman, 09 C.D.O.S. 4609. Century 21 filed an action against Haberman and Pacific West Association of Realtors (PWAR), arising from the sale of Haberman’s house. Century 21 asserted two causes of action: (1) account stated, arising from Haberman’s failure to pay on a loan secured by a deed of trust; and (2) declaratory relief,… [read post]
13 Jun 2012, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
Lawsuits against directors can seem very one-sided with the plaintiffs starting at bat and never having to take to the field to play defense.  This may be changing as a result of a very significant decision issued last Friday by the Second District Court of Appeal in Cole v. Patricia A. Meyer & Associates, APC , 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 671 (June 8, 2012).  The Cole case is yet another installment in the continuing legal fallout from the bankruptcy of Peregrine Systems, Inc.  See Friese v. Superior… [read post]
14 Dec 2010, 12:47 pm by Aaron Morris
I routinely receive calls from parties and attorneys who have run afoul of California’s anti-SLAPP statute. Since most of the calls arise from defamation actions, I previously did not think the topic was appropriate for this business blog, but recent events have changed my mind. Some of my own anti-SLAPP motions have arisen in the business context, as well as the inquires from other attorneys. It is clear that business people need to have at least a cursory understanding of what constitutes a… [read post]
9 Sep 2012, 11:00 pm by Daniel Joshua Salinas
By Robert Milligan, Joshua Salinas, and Jeffrey Oh Balancing the rights of businesses to protect their economic interests with the rights of individuals to freely express themselves can be a complicated act requiring nuanced application of the law; even more so when the business is of a religious nature. In a fascinating case out of California, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, weighed the merits of a trade secret misappropriation claim… [read post]