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By: Lance Adair
California law provides a statutory method of resolving conflicting interests in real property, known as an action to “quiet title.” A quiet title action may be brought to establish—or to clear title against—any kind of claimed title or interest in real property.… Read
In Castaneda v. Ensign Group, Inc., (2014) 229 Cal.App.4th 1015, plaintiff, a former employee of Cabrillo Rehabilitation and Care Center (“Cabrillo”), filed a class action against Cabrillo’s parent company, The Ensign Group, Inc. (“Ensign”) for nonpayment of minimum wages and overtime wages.
On February 25, 2015, Governor Sandoval signed into law Assembly Bill 125 which significantly reforms Nevada's construction defect law statute, also known as "Chapter 40." The reforms to the statute have been an ongoing issue in previous legislative sessions over the past 10 years and will have a significant effect on subsequent construction defect litigation in Nevada.
California law provides a statutory method of resolving conflicting interests in real property, known as an action to “quiet title.” A quiet title action may be brought to establish—or to clear title against—any kind of claimed title or interest in real property.
IN THIS ISSUE: REAL ESTATE LAW: How to Partition Real Property - The Basics, REAL ESTATE LAW: Are Co-Tenancy Agreements Enforceable, NEVADA LAW: Nevada's Newly Established Intermediate Appellate Court
A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal answers this question to a large extent, and the answer is… it depends!
In November 2014, voters in Nevada voted to amend the Nevada constitution to create an intermediate appellate court. Until the passage of this amendment, Nevada was one of ten states that did not have an intermediate appellate court.
It is common for two or more individuals or business entities to hold title to real estate as co-owners, also known as “tenants in common.” In this type of ownership, each party owns an undivided interest in the whole. This may work well as long as the parties agree on what to do with the property. But what happens when the relationship sours or the parties otherwise reach an impasse?
IN THIS ISSUE: EMPLOYMENT LAW: Year in Review - 2014 Key Employment Legislative Laws, EMPLOYMENT LAW: Blurred Lines: Maintaining Separateness Between Companies, INSURANCE LAW: Excluded Drivers in Nevada
Employment related legislation was big in 2014. The Legislature once again passed a number of pro-employee bills that are worth reading about. While this list is not exhaustive, it provides an overview of the key legislation employers should be aware of. In case you are tempted to skip this article, remember that the State of California expects employers to know and understand all laws that are passed that may affect your employees. So keep reading!