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A New Year Means New Tax Laws

A New Year Means New Tax Laws

By Jennifer Felten Each New Year brings many changes.  January first of each year is when many new laws take effect and December 31 is when many old ones expire.  Below are just a few new tax laws that are being considered or recently passed for 2017 that relate to real property ownership. At the […]

Yes, HOA Can Sell Property for Delinquent Fees

Yes, HOA Can Sell Property for Delinquent Fees

By Jennifer Felten Howard Rich purchased a single-family residence at an execution sale.  The execution sale was conducted to satisfy a judgment against Yung-Shen Steven Lee.  Rich was a third-party purchaser.  The plaintiff and judgement creditor was Spyglass Hill Community Association, the HOA which managed the residence where Lee lived.  After the sale, the trial […]

Schellinger Brothers, et al. v. James F. Cotter — Can’t Break That Contract

Schellinger Brothers, et al. v. James F. Cotter — Can’t Break That Contract

By Jennifer Felten This case involves the attempted acquisition of a 21-acre parcel in Sebastopol for the purpose of subdivisions.  The parties entered into a sales contract in 1998.  Consummation of the contract was conditioned upon the buyer obtaining approval for their subdivision map and a lot line adjustment from the city of Sebastopol.  Due […]

Trump’s taxes: NY Times and Washington Post stage a hit job

Trump’s taxes: NY Times and Washington Post stage a hit job

WASHINGTON, dosage October 2, medical 2016 – The Sunday headline in the New York Times, as well as a similar treatment in the Washington Post assert “Trump could have avoided paying taxes for 18 years, a report on tax records says.” This irresponsible headline and the speculative reporting that follows is simply a disgrace to […]

Mendoza pleads guilty to felony grand theft: To be sentenced to 7 years 4 months

Mendoza pleads guilty to felony grand theft: To be sentenced to 7 years 4 months

Los Angeles resident arrested for allegedly defrauding victim in refi scheme

Los Angeles resident arrested for allegedly defrauding victim in refi scheme

The victim sought refinancing assistance from a Burbank business called Planet Investment Group. She was directed to the defendant, who was an employee. Over time, the defendant instructed the victim to deposit varying amounts of money into bank account numbers provided by the defendant, purportedly to assist with her refinancing effort. The investigation revealed the […]

State Law Prohibits Cities from Enforcing Brown Lawn Ordinances: Brown is the New Green

State Law Prohibits Cities from Enforcing Brown Lawn Ordinances: Brown is the New Green

By Jennifer Felten The state of California is a little low on water. In fact, on January 17, 2014, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency relative to the water shortage and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to make water immediately available. Despite the water shortage, local ordinances in many areas require […]

Oxnard won’t let you see things on: litigation, employee evaluation and real estate deals

Oxnard won’t let you see things on: litigation, employee evaluation and real estate deals

Oxnard is holding a closed special meeting (AGENDA) Monday, 2-29-16 on anticipated litigation, employee performance evaluation and real estate negotiations. At the regular Tuesday meeting 3-1-16 (AGENDA), the Council will hear the status of Maintenance Assessment Districts (MAD’s), a Regional Emergency Response Operations Agreement,  the Recycled Waterline Project, Specific Plan Amendment No. 1 to the Village Specific Plan, Issuance […]

HOAs & Landlords Required to Permit Clotheslines — California is now a ‘Right to Dry’ State

HOAs & Landlords Required to Permit Clotheslines — California is now a ‘Right to Dry’ State

By Jennifer Felten The environmental movement has won another battle in California; they’ve brought clotheslines back in an attempt to save energy. As such, California is now a “right to dry” state. The new law, which went into effect January 1st of this year, voids provisions in HOA governing documents that effectively prohibit or unreasonably […]

Man transfers title to himself: City stuck trying to reclaim home of San Diego Padres

Man transfers title to himself: City stuck trying to reclaim home of San Diego Padres

By Jennifer Felten Case of the Month: People v. McQuaig The City of San Diego is learning the hard way that real estate fraud can be both a criminal matter and a civil matter. Apparently, in 2014 Derris McQuaig decided that he wanted to own Petco Park, the baseball stadium for the San Diego Padres. […]

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