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Posted by Robin Mashal on 8.18.13 in Business - Banking.
Property seller carried a note on the sale and took security interest in the property. Purchaser wanted to take a construction loan, so seller agreed to subordinate its loan to the bank. Unbeknownst to the seller, the bank and the purchaser entered an agreement that substantially impaired seller's loan. Held: subordination agreement was not valid, and seller's lien had priority over bank's lien.
Posted by Robin Mashal on 8.5.13 in Business.
Plaintiffs (P) purchased a unit in a residential community governed by a home owners association (HOA). A dispute arose between P and HOA over P's proposed remodeling and led to a lawsuit. HOA bylaws provided any member in good standing can attend HOA board meetings. P attempted to attend the HOA meeting along with their attorney, but HOA prevented P's attorney from being there. P sued. The court held a member's right to attend did not entitle the member to bring their attorney with them.
Posted by Robin Mashal on 7.15.13 in Business.
Plaintiff obtained a $5.7 Million judgment against defendants corporation. Plaintiff conducted a debtor's examination pursuant to CCP §§ 708.110 et seq. Armed with the information gather, Plaintiff brought a motion to add two related entities as judgment debtors pursuant to CCP § 187. Defendants appealed the motion ruling. The California Court of Appeal affirmed saying the trial court's order adding related entities as judgment debtors was supported by substantial evidence.
Posted by Robin Mashal on 7.11.13 in Business - Corporate Law.
In this recent decision, Flores v. Chevron USA, Inc., Case No. B240477, the California Court of Appeal held that gas station operators did not violate the Credit Card Act when they required credit cards purchasers to "write down their zip codes as a condition to accepting their credit card as payment.”
Posted by Robin Mashal on 6.21.13 in Business - Financial Transactions.
In January 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed this civil complaint for violation of securities laws against the Newport Financial Services, Inc. and its principals.
Posted by Robin Mashal on 3.20.13 in Business - Corporate Law.
California Corporation Code section 2010 provides that when a corporation is dissolved, it continued to exits and may be sued for matter related to its pre-dissolution. The defendant in this action was a dissolved Delaware corporation that was sued in California. The California Supreme Court held: Section 2010 does not apply to a foreign corporation that has been dissolved.
Posted by Robin Mashal on 2.24.13 in Business.
Plaintiff refinanced his home. The transaction went through an escrow in which a $75 fee was charged to notarized two documents. Plaintiff brought a class-action suit arguing Government Code section 8211 allows notary to charge $10 per signature for “taking an acknowledgment,” so the $75 fee was excessive. Trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the notary. The California Court of Appeal for the Fifth District affirmed: Since the notary provided other service (e.g. travelling, answering questions) the notary could charge more than $10 per signature.
Posted by Robin Mashal on 2.10.13 in Business.
Pursuant to California law, medical marijuana businesses legally are allowed to operate in the state. However, there are conflicts in the laws and confusion about what is and is not permitted. This article provides some general information on this unique area of business law and summarizes some of the major differences and similarities between these organizations and those in other industries.
Posted by Ashley C L Brown on 5.19.12 in Business - Business Formation.
The Madrid Protocol - an intellectual property article about trademarks written by Michael D. Stewart, Esq. of the Law Offices of Michael D. Stewart. 866-438-6574
Posted by Michael Stewart on 1.23.12 in Business - Corporate Law.