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Warning to property owners: “neighborly” accommodations may result in losing property rights

USA - May 11 2015 As the expression goes: "No good deed goes unpunished." In the world of real property law, if a landowner, trying to be a "good neighbor", allows…

California foreclosure law: plaintiff may recover tort damages for a claim of wrongful foreclosure

USA - May 7 2015 In a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit, the plaintiff may recover tort damages – i.e., any damages proximately caused by the foreclosing defendant, the…

California foreclosure law: California Supreme Court grants review of the Keshtgar decision

USA - December 8 2014 As reported in our blog article below, in June the Second District Court of Appeal held that California's non-judicial foreclosure statutes do not…

California foreclosure law: a defaulting borrower cannot enjoin a foreclosure sale by asserting that the lender lacks standing

USA - July 21 2014 Under California's non-judicial foreclosure statutes, a defaulting borrower cannot enjoin a lender's initiation of foreclosure proceedings by…

New case alert (easement law): refusing to consent to development plans may trigger tort liability for interference with easement

USA - January 2 2014 If an easement owner is required to obtain governmental approval in order to develop that owner's property, and the neighboring property owner…