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How Do I Benefit from the Passage of California Proposition 19?

On November 3, 2020, California Proposition 19 passed with over 51% of the 15 million votes cast. Taking effect on April 1, 2021, the passage of Proposition 19 ushers in an unprecedented tax benefit for Californians aged 55 years and older. As you may recall from our earlier blog post “California Proposition 19: What You […]

Updated Emergency Order Regarding Unlawful Detainer Actions

We have received a lot of questions about the state of unlawful detainer (evictions) proceedings in California. A previous blog addressed Governor Newsom’s order about bringing post-COVID-19 unlawful detainer actions. That post described the order as setting a minimum standard for commencing unlawful detainer actions. It also stated that stricter measures could be imposed by […]

The Force Majeure Clause

The Intricacies of the Force Majeure Clause During this Pandemic

Before COVID-19 hit, most people couldn’t tell you the definition of a force majeure clause. Simply put, a force majeure clause excuses a party from performing under a contract, if their performance becomes implausible or impractical, because of some unforeseen or unanticipated event. These uncontrollable events are also known as “Acts of God”. Parties often […]