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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Multani v. Knight 24 May 2018 01:02 pm

    A landlord can not be held liable to a commercial tenant for damage to the tenant’s property resulting from an alleged sewer backup when the tenant (who had a month-to-month tenancy in the premises after her lease expired) had stopped paying rent, had been…

  • Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority 15 May 2018 03:32 pm

    Reilly and two daughters moved into a Novato apartment in 1998. They received Section 8 housing assistance payments. In 2004 one daughter moved out, but Reilly failed to inform the Marin Housing Authority (MHA) of her departure. Five years later, when Reilly…

  • The Game Place, LLC v. Fredericksburg 35, LLC 10 May 2018 06:24 am

    The Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s final judgment against a Lessee and its guarantor in this action brought by the Lessor seeking unpaid rent under a fifteen-year lease after the Lessee vacated the leasehold prior to the expiration of the…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • Archbold-Garrett v. New Orleans City 22 June 2018 10:31 am

    The city owned land and a townhome in New Orleans after 1998; its previous owner, Jett, neglected to pay his taxes. Notwithstanding its recorded ownership, the city instituted Code Enforcement proceedings against Jett in 2012. The Garretts purchased the…

  • Arnold v. Arnold 22 June 2018 08:37 am

    In this property dispute, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court denying Plaintiffs’ claims in whole and denying Defendants’ request for attorneys’ fees. When Defendants fenced the confines of an easement that was created by a…

  • ConocoPhillips Co. v. Koopmann 22 June 2018 07:08 am

    The common law rule against perpetuities does not invalidate a grantee’s future interest in the grantor’s reserved non-participating royalty interest (NPRI). Lorene Koopmann and her two children sought declaratory judgment against Burlington Resources Oil…