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CELL PHONE SITE LEASES

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Cell phone usage is growingly rapidly, and so is the need for cell phone transmission equipment sites.  If a cell phone service provider wants to lease your client’s property, make sure the lease contains the following:  1) escalating rent revenues as services or usage of the transmission equipment escalates, 2)…
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UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS CAN SUE YOU FOR THEIR INJURIES

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Do not hire unlicensed contractors.  If you do, and they get hurt on your property, you will be liable for all injuries.  California Labor Code 2750.5 states that a person that hires another person to perform any work that requires a contractor’s license, is responsible for any injuries sustained by…
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NEW CASE: CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIMS ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT

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In Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Brookfield Crystal Cove LLC the California Court of Appeal (the “Court”) just held that The Right to Repair Act is not the sole means of recovery for construction defect claims against a builder. If you are unfamiliar with The Right to Repair Act, it…
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LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. HEARN WILL BE AT THE CACM 22ND ANNUAL STATEWIDE EXPO AND CONFERENCE AT THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL ON JULY 25 & 26.

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Michael Hearn and Robert A. von Esch IV will be at the Law Office of Michael A. Hearn booth in the exhibiting area on July 25 and 26.  We hope to see you there.  Please stop by and say “hi” and pick up some Mrs. Fields cookies.  Mr. Hearn and…
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LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. HEARN ATTORNEYS RECEIVE “SUPERLAWYER” RECOGNITION

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Michael Hearn has been selected as a Superlawyer for 2013, and has been consistently selected as a Superlawyer since 2009.  Robert A. von Esch IV, a Junior Partner at the Law Office of Michael A. Hearn, has been selected as a Superlawyer “Rising Star” for 2013.  This designation is set…
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LEGAL UPDATE FOR OFFICERS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRMS: CORPORATE OFFICERS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE BUSINESS JUDGMENT RULE

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The Business Judgment Rule (Rule) is a major protection for members of a board of directors.  The Rule protects board members for decisions that are reasonable exercises of business judgment, and whose actions are not an express violation of law, and whose actions are discretionary in nature.  The Rule protects…
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