Real Estate Litigation Results
Unlawful Detainer (Eviction)—Commercial—Defense.
At bench trial, defeat eviction claim by new landlord asserted against long-standing commercial automobile repair business.
Health and Safety Code Receivership—Residential Multi-Unit Properties.
Assist commercial landlord of low-income multi-unit properties in defending against a Health and Safety Code Receivership; coordinate proceedings with receiver to minimize impact; and assist in exiting from Receivership.
Non-disclosure in real-estate home purchase
Firm represented real estate home purchaser in lawsuit against seller, real estate agents and brokers, alleging non-disclosure of defective soil and foundation; case proceeded to mediation and confidential settlement.
Firm secured dismissal of a CERCLA environmental case asserted against a real property owner in state court, alleging contaminated property.
Firm represented owner of undeveloped parcel in a two-phase trial eminent domain trial, establishing client’s ownership of property under road taken by water district for construction of pump station.
Owner v. Construction Company
In three-week AAA arbitration, the Firm successfully represented a property owner in obtaining a favorable arbitration award on the claim and defeating the construction company’s cross-claim. The issues tried included adequacy of construction in light of trade standards, proper remedies and liability for change orders.