July 2019

Partition: a Litigation Tool to Solve Co-Ownership Problems

Imagine having the good fortune to own a piece of Humboldt County real property, but being stuck with a co-owner (other than a spouse) so difficult that owning the property becomes more of a liability than an asset. Unfortunately, this is a somewhat common occurrence. For example, two people in a romantic relationship but remaining unmarried might purchase a home intending to reside there together, but only one member of the couple has a sufficiently strong credit score to qualify for a mortgage.

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No Temporary State Cannabis License? No Problem for a Provisional After Passage of SB 97

The way California is issuing state cannabis licenses is getting a makeover. Slow processing times for applications have dogged state cannabis regulators from approving the majority of applicants for state cannabis cultivation, retail, distribution, and manufacturing licenses. The time it takes the State to process annual applications can leave applicants out of compliance if temporary licenses expire while applicant’s annual licenses are still being processed. This has been a huge issue if you are in the middle of a growing season when your state temporary license expires.
 

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Defendant’s Insurer Has Offered the (Inadequate) Policy Limit: Now What?

An injured plaintiff does not get a vote on the amount of a defendant’s insurance policy coverage limits, and also didn’t get a vote on the defendant’s carelessness that rendered the plaintiff injured.  So when the defendant’s insurance carrier offers the defendant’s policy limits in a case where the plaintiff’s injuries and damages far exceed those coverage limits, what remedy is available to the plaintiff?

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