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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • San Francisco Apartment Ass’n v. City & Cnty.. of San Francisco 19 September 2016 02:30 pm

    Plaintiffs (landlords), challenged San Francisco Planning Code 317(e)(4) as conflicting with the Ellis Act of 1985, Government Code section 7060, which protects property owners’ right to exit the residential rental business. The ordinance was enacted in 2013…

  • MLG Enters., LLC v. Johnson 2 September 2016 11:04 am

    In 2007, Landlord entered into a written agreement for the lease of commercial real estate to Tenant. In 2009, Landlord filed a complaint against Tenant and Richard Johnson alleging that Tenant breached the lease and that Johnson breached the personal guaranty…

  • Cocchiarella v. Driggs 31 August 2016 09:02 am

    Appellant agreed with Respondent to rent an apartment located in Hennepin County. Respondent received the first month’s rent and security deposit but refused to deliver physical possession of the premises to Appellant. Appellant brought an unlawful exclusion…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • Hoffman v. Martinez 28 September 2016 04:30 pm

    After plaintiff sold a Mark Rothko painting to David Martinez through L&M Arts, she filed suit alleging that she was fraudulently induced into selling the painting with assurances of secrecy and that the eventual public re-sale of the painting constituted a…

  • California v. Davis 27 September 2016 10:31 am

    In February 2014, a jury found defendant Kenneth Davis guilty of two 2010 misdemeanors, diverting the natural course of a stream and petty theft (of water). It also found him guilty of a trespass injuring wood or timber in 2010 in another case (which was…

  • Estate of Ketterling 26 September 2016 12:03 pm

    Linda Ketterling was married to Larry Ketterling. They were the co-owners of L & L Rentals, and each owned a fifty percent membership interest in the company. Larry died on July 31, 2014. An application for the informal probate of Larry’s will was filed and a…