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Application of the “Commercial Common Sense Test” in Contract Disputes

When it comes to commercial contract disputes, there is a lot that a judge will consider before making any determinations. One factor a judge will consider is whether or not the terms of the contract are clear and unambiguous. While this might seem obvious, many contracts contain provisions that read in such a way as Read More

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Is Work Actually Completed? Things to Consider Before Filing a Mechanic’s Lien

When it comes to opening a construction payment dispute, timing is everything. The state of California offers several legal remedies to contractors and suppliers who have not been paid for the work that they have completed or materials that they have provided. However, though legal options are plentiful, they are only successful when the contractor Read More

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Top 10 Reasons Real Estate Agents Get Sued

In 2008, right before the housing market crashed, a middle-aged couple in Carlsbad, California sued their real estate agent for misrepresenting their home’s value. They bought the home for $1.2 million at the height of the housing boom, but the housing market crash was soon to follow and many homes in their neighborhood were selling Read More

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Loose Lips Sink Ships: A Guide to Crafting an ‘Unsinkable’ Restrictive Covenant

In the beginning of an employment relationship, companies are usually not thinking about what might happen when the employee leaves the company. While it is not a good idea to assume a working relationship will not work out, it would be foolish to be unprepared in the event that it crumbles. Life and people are Read More

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Negotiating Union Contracts

One of the last things an employer wants to hear is that its labor force has decided to strike.  Images of picket lines and lost customers float through the minds of the Board and executive officers, while profits are threatened. One major cause of a strike is a breakdown in contract negotiations between the company’s Read More

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