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The University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy reached out to lawyer Scott Talkov to join a discussion on the options and resources available to students who wish to terminate their leases due to COVID-19. The pandemic has forced the majority of universities nationwide to close off their campuses and re-open their studies online through virtual classrooms. This situation has developed into a larger issue for college students as they’re now stuck paying for…
A mineral lien, also called an oil and gas lien, is a lien that attaches to the mineral rights, material, machinery, equipment, and/or leasehold interest in a property. A mineral lien is basically the equivalent of a mechanics lien for contractors on an oil and gas project. It is most often used in the oil industry, though the laws generally also apply to work on quarries and mines. Contractors can file a mineral lien if…
The economic loss rule lives to bar a claim against a product manufacturer in a real estate transaction.  In a products liability action, there needs to be personal injury or property damage, other than to the property itself, in order to recover economic damages.  Otherwise, the economic loss rule will bar the recovery of such economic losses when the economic losses deal to the product itself.  This is important to keep in mind in any…

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