Supreme Court Clarifies Real Estate Agency Duties

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In the last issue of The Dirt, we discussed the California Supreme Court’s consideration of the duties of a real estate agent as we described the oral argument before the Court in Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Co. The Court has now rendered its decision, and while clarifying the duties of real estate licensees…

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California Governor Declares End to Drought


On April 7, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order rescinding the declaration of a state of emergency concerning the drought. The order was effective in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Tuolumne, where emergency drinking water projects are continuing to address diminished groundwater supplies. The order also leaves in place…

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App Pop-Up Bars Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement

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After waiting more than 5 minutes for an Uber ride to show up, Julian Metter called the driver, only to learn the driver could not make it. The driver instructed Metter to cancel the ride and order a new one.  Unbeknownst to Metter, he was charged $5 for cancelling the ride, even though the driver…

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