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Lawsuits In San Diego: When is Small Claims Court Appropriate? Do I Need an Attorney?

Small claims court can be a great option for individuals involved in disputes.  While parties may instinctively seek to "lawyer up," getting lawyers involved may not make financial sense.  I guess you could say this information goes against my business interests as a private attorney in San Diego...well, so be it.

The California Civil Litigation Process: Complaints, Answers, Discovery, Trials, and Judgments

I am asked on a daily basis by potential clients, "how does a lawsuit work?"  As I begin to explain the dry, meticulous, and laboring process...I am typically abruptly cut off with the next question, "how long does all that take?"  In typical lawyerly fashion, my response is, "it depends."

Fix It or Lose It! Receivership Remedy for Dilapidated Properties is Needed Now More Than Ever

As foreclosures continue flowing and banks lose additional control of their REO portfolios, more and more vacant properties in substandard condition will turn up in neighborhoods within San Diego County and the nation at large.  Cities within San Diego County have taken promising steps over the years to beef up code enforcement strategies and neighborhood improvement initiatives, particularly in the City of Chula Vista and the City of San Diego.  Attempts to stave off vacant/substandard/nuisance properties, coupled with an aggressive penalties system, can solve half the problem.  However, once the property has been identified as a "nuisance" and the fines/penalties/charges have been issued, what next?  Who ensures the property will be cleaned up and brought within compliance with the applicable code?  The answer: court-appointed receivership.

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