Pennsylvania General Insurance Company v. American Safety Indemnity Company 4th District Court of Appeal10 C. D.O.S. 8298 Facts of the Case Whiteacre Construction, Inc. was a framing subcontractor in a construction project. During a time that Whiteacre had entered into a subcontract to perform the work, as well as a time that the contractor had… read more
Over the past 20 years, approximately half of the states have recognized a cause of action for tortious interference with an expected inheritance. California has not. In Munn v. Briggs, the California Court of Appeal declined to recognize the claim where California probate law provided a remedy to the party seeking to assert the claim.
A judgment entered in another state may not be enforceable in California if the judgment debtor (the person who owes money pursuant to a judgment) was denied due process in the out-of-state case. In State of Arizona v. Yuen, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court decision vacating a judgment entered in California… read more
In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that an unlicensed contractor is not entitled to any compensation or credit for materials or labor supplied to improve property. In White v. Cridlebaugh, the court acknowledged that California’s licensing laws can be used as both a shield and a sword. The licensing laws act… read more
Everyone in California has an estate plan. Some people have an estate plan, either in the form of a trust or a will, that reflects the wishes of the person who made the plan. People who do not have a trust or a will also have a plan, one created under California’s intestate succession laws. … read more