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mechanics lien
If you owe a contractor money, and a lien has been recorded on your property, you can remove the lien by settling with the contractor. However, make sure that you receive a lien release in exchange for your payment. The mechanics lien release must actually be recorded on your property to nullify the lien. What
Election Acclamation
By: Rosalia Burgueño Tapia Occasionally, a homeowner association (HOA) is faced with the situation of having an uncontested election.  In such a case, must the HOA still go through the formalities of an election?  Some say yes, and some say no.  Current law seems to require a vote, even if uncontested.  SB 1128 would have
Business Owner
By Grant Turner, Esq. To paraphrase the famous quip, “good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgment.” Such witticism is embodied in the legal doctrine known as the Business Judgment Rule. Since Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249, the Business Judgment Rule has been used to
Business Law
By: Sharon Glenn Pratt No CID wants to be sued, and in the event that a board is faced with defending a lawsuit, it of course wants to be found not liable for whatever is being alleged. One of the best ways to avoid litigation is for the board to encourage transparency and to steer