Mediation between parties involved in an action filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, regarding claims of downhill property owner of multi-million-dollar home against uphill owner for water intrusion of millions of gallons of water over several years. Plaintiff alleged fraud for alleged failure of uphill owner to investigate alleged obvious excess water flowing from property. Uphill owner claimed plaintiff did not sustain any damage.
Dispute arising out of an alleged breach of written and oral agreement for development and sale of commercial real property. Plaintiff investor brought causes of action for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, intentional deceit, and violation of Civil Code 1709, naming as defendants the developer, real estate broker, and agent seeking monetary damages. Plaintiff alleged that defendants’ fraud resulted in the failure to develop a strip mall shopping center and in the loss of his monetary investment.
Agency filed a condemnation action to acquire a building occupied by commercial tenants, to condemn any leaseholds, and to acquire easements for construction and access. The acquisition was for a major metropolitan transit project to construct a dual track light rail system to extend rail line to the airport. The Final Order in Condemnation was for the fair market value of the property, severance damages, loss of business goodwill, relocation, fixtures, equipment, and inventory.
Purchaser of a primary residence alleged he was unable to secure a purchase loan, and instead, financed the purchase through a loan obtained by the purchaser’s cousin and a long-time friend. These borrowers were included as joint tenants on the grant deed. Purchaser alleged that he made all necessary payments for the down payment, the loan, insurance, and property taxes. Two years later, the borrowers filed an unlawful detainer action against the purchaser. The purchaser filed an action for quiet title, reformation for fraud, breach of oral contract, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, and imposition of constructive trust.
Property owner filed action against individuals, lenders, and others who were involved in recording the allegedly fraudulent Notice of Default and Notice of Sale in a non-judicial foreclosure, and who engaged in an enterprise to defraud the property owner. The action was for violation of the Homeowner Bill of Rights, violation of Civil Code section 2923.5, lack of standing to foreclose, injunctive relief, constructive fraud, slander of title, quiet title, declaratory relief, unfair business practices under Business and Professions Code sections 17200 et seq., negligence, and fraud in the inducement.
The beneficiary of trust deed filed an action to foreclose on an unimproved parcel.