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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • City and County of San Francisco v. Post 11 April 2018 03:31 pm

    In 1998 San Francisco outlawed discrimination against tenants who pay a portion of their rent with a Section 8, or similar, housing voucher by amending San Francisco’s existing housing discrimination ordinance to outlaw discrimination based on a person’s…

  • Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute v. City and County of San Francisco 11 April 2018 01:01 pm

    Before San Francisco Ordinance 286-13 was adopted in 2013, the Planning Code generally prohibited the enlargement, alteration or reconstruction of “nonconforming units,” which are legal residential housing units that exceed the currently-permitted density…

  • Day v. Lupo Vine Street, LP 11 April 2018 11:31 am

    A commercial landlord who leases space to an operator of a health studio does not owe a duty under Health and Safety Code section 104113 or the common law to acquire and maintain an automated external defibrillator (AED) at the space or ensure that the operator…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • OHA Investment Corp. v. Schlumberger Technology Corp. 17 April 2018 04:30 pm

    Vendors and contractors provided materials and services in connection with an offshore mineral lease. Under the Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act, La. Rev. Stat. 9:4863(A)(1), 9:4864(A)(1), they secured liens on the lessee’s operating interest upon the commencement…

  • Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Wuensch 17 April 2018 05:05 am

    At issue in this foreclosure case was whether presentment by a party’s attorney of an original, wet-ink note endorsed in blank is admissible into evidence and enforceable against the borrower without further proof that the holder had possession at the time…

  • Phillips v. Gilman 13 April 2018 10:00 am

    Gilman filed a voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. Phillips was a creditor. Gilman identified properties in Van Nuys and Northridge, describing the Northridge property as “in escrow” and claiming a household exemption for the Van Nuys property, and…