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Steven and Gloria’s property had a landscaped yard that included a 30 years old Monterey tree. The roots of the tree extended on Mr. Patel’s yard, their neighbor, causing some cracking on his walkway where it went across the tree roots. Mr. Patel decided to hire a contractor to excavate along the length of his yard and sever the roots of the tree down to a level of approximately three feet. This resulted in a…
  A party to a lawsuit served with the complaint may have an opportunity to end the case early by filing a motion to dismiss, known in California as a demurrer. The summary below illustrates such a scenario. Once upon a recent time, there were three colleagues employed by a Silicon Valley company specialized in manufacturing of raw materials used in the semiconductor industry (quartz, silicon, ceramic, etc). The owners of the company intended to…
Filing for bankruptcy – difficult decision For most people, the decision to file for bankruptcy is a difficult one, as they struggle to balance financial and ethical realities. Facing insurmountable debt, one must consider the bankruptcy filing against known or perceived disadvantages such as impact on credit rating, difficulty to secure housing or future credit, as well as the bankruptcy moral implications. The bankruptcy code is offering a reconciliation of two opposing goals: offering the…