High Court Holds Defaulted Homeowners Have Standing to Sue for Wrongful Foreclosure … to a Point
The California Supreme Court just gave defaulted homeowners a new tool to challenge foreclosures. On February 18, 2016 the Court in Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corporation ruled that a defaulted homeowner could sue a lender for foreclosing on their home on the grounds that its assignment or deed of trust was void.
Don't Forget the Costs: The California Supreme Court Creates a Pitfall for Defense Attorneys who Settle a Case Without Addressing the Issue of Costs
The California Supreme Court has created a potential hazard for defense attorneys who settle a case without addressing costs and fees in their settlement agreements. On March 10, 2016, in the case of Desaulles v. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, the Court found that when a defendant pays money to settle a case, a plaintiff receives a net monetary recovery and is therefore entitled to costs as the prevailing party under California Code of Civil Procedure section 1032.
California Supreme Court Grants Review of 5th District SB 800 Decision
SB 800, also known as the Right to Repair Act, provides home builders the opportunity to cure any construction defects prior to what might be protracted litigation. It became effective January 1, 2003, and purportedly applies whenever there are construction defects alleged by a homeowner in new residential construction, excluding condominium conversions.
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