In Swift v. Superior Court (2009) 172 Cal.App.4th 878, we won a published reversal of the trial court’s order striking the tenant plaintiffs’ peremptory disqualification of the judge as untimely. The Court of Appeal held that the tenants’ disqualification of the trial judge was timely, even though that judge had presided over earlier discovery motions, since such motions do not involve the determination of fact issues as to the merits of the case.
Commercial ground leases are long term leases of land where the tenant pays for the property’s expenses (i.e., maintenance) and is permitted to build improvements. The leases typically range from fifty to ninety-nine years. The leased land is typic…
Partners owe duties to one another called “fiduciary duties.” But, what are these fiduciary duties? And, what are the other partner’s rights if they’re violated. This blog answers those questions.
A. What are fiduciary duties?
A partnership i…