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NEWS EXPRESS: Bulletin 11/12-62 – December 16, 2011
The California Land Title Association has released its annual Summary of Legislation ...

 
The 2012 CLTA Annual Directory will be in the hands of our members soon! This important industry publication reaches all ...

 
SACRAMENTO REPORT
The California State Legislature reconvened for the 2012 legislative session on January 4th after an almost month-long recess. The 2012 session ...

 
Senator Corbett, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has amended SB 708 (Corbett), formerly called the ...

 
Assembly Bill 407 (Davis) was substantially re-written at the start of the 2012 legislative session to specify an increase in penalties for ...

 
INDUSTRY NEWS
Uncertainty about whether a manufactured home is characterized as "personal" or "real" property will be addressed when an ...

 
John Finston has been appointed Deputy Commissioner for Corporate & Regulatory Affairs at the California Department of Insurance. Mr. Finston will ...

 
NEWS EXPRESS: Bulletin 11/12-64 – December 29, 2011
In an effort to continue stabilizing home values and improve conditions in communities experiencing high foreclosure activity ...

 
NEWS EXPRESS: Bulletin 11/12-65 – December 29, 2011
The California Supreme Court upheld Assembly Bill 1X 26 (Blumenfield) eliminating redevelopment agencies and thus ...

 
COURT CASES
California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos (S194861)
1. Assembly Bill 1X 26, which bars redevelopment agencies from engaging in new business ...

 
Stebley v. Litton Loan Servicing (C066130)
The court upheld the trial court's sustaining of a demurrer without leave to amend in an action alleging that defendant violated Civil Code Section ...

 
Gray1 CPB v. Kolokotronis (C064954)
The court rejected defendant's contention that the guaranty he signed was actually a demand note ...

 
Lona v. Citibank (H036140)
The court reversed a summary judgment in favor of defendants in an action seeking to set aside a trustee's sale on the basis that the loan was ...

 
Pioneer Construction v. Global Investment Corp. (PDF)
The court held that: 1. A mechanics lien claimant who provided labor and materials prepetition to a debtor in bankruptcy can record a ...

 
Harbour Vista v. HSBC Mortgage Services (G044357)
Code of Civil Procedure Section 764.010 states that "[t]he court shall not enter judgment by default. . ." The court held that ...

 
Park v. First American Title Insurance Company (G044118)
A trustee's sale was delayed due to defendant's error in preparing the deed of trust. However, the court held that plaintiff could not establish damages ...

 
Bardasian v. Superior Court (C068488)
Civil Code Section 2923.5 requires that before a notice of default can be filed, a lender must attempt to contact the borrower and explore options to prevent ...

 
 
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