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Breach of Contract Affirmative Defenses in California – The Ultimate Guide

Affirmative Defenses to Breach of Contract in California Affirmative defenses for breach of contract, also known as particular defenses or performance excuses, are defenses in which evidence is introduced that, if proven by the defendant, will eliminate or mitigate liability for the defendant, even if the defendant is found to have breached the contract. An … Read More

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A Free Guide on How to Enforce Arbitration Agreements

Arbitration Agreements Govern a Wide Range of Disputes Arbitration agreements are becoming more and more prevalent in a wide range of contracts. For example, depending on the breadth of the arbitration clause governing the parties’ relationship, arbitration may be compelled in real estate litigation, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, real estate fraud cases, business litigation, breach of … Read More

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Ordinary Course of Business Transfers – Preference Defense in Bankruptcy

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy For a simple explanation of what a preference action in bankruptcy is, click here. A preference action is undertaken by the trustee or debtor in possession in either chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. In some ways, it is similar to a fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance proceeding in that it … Read More

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Contemporaneous Exchange of New Value – Preference Defense in Bankruptcy

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy For a simple explanation of what a preference action in bankruptcy is, click here. A preference action is undertaken by the trustee or debtor in possession in either chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. In some ways, it is similar to a fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance proceeding in that it … Read More

Discovery Rule for Fraud Statute of Limitations in California

Discovery Rule for Fraud Statute of Limitations in California

The Statute of Limitations for Fraud and the Discovery Rule What constitutes fraud? What is the statute of limitations on fraud? What is an exception to the statute of limitations? What is the discovery rule? These are among a few of the many questions business fraud attorneys frequently get asked. An experienced business attorney helps … Read More

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2 Preference Defenses in Bankruptcy: New Value & Ordinary Course – A Simple Guide to the Popular Defenses

What is a Preference in Bankruptcy? The trustee in bankruptcy is incentivized to claw-back any transfers made by the debtor before the bankruptcy petition is filed in order to maximize the trustee’s own compensation. In addition to the trustee’s ability to attack fraudulent conveyances and actions taken by creditors in violation of the automatic stay, … Read More

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Automatic Stay Violation Sanctions in Bankruptcy [11 U.S.C. 362(k)(1)]

How to Recover Sanctions for Violations of the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Many bankruptcy practitioners think an automatic stay violation equals sanctions for every debtor. However, those sanctions are only available to “individuals,” not corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and others entities. What is the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy? Upon the filing of a petition … Read More

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Fraudulent Transfers in California Bankruptcy [11 USC 548]

What is a Fraudulent Conveyance / Fraudulent Transfer? When a debtor filed a bankruptcy, an estate is created composed of all of the debtor’s rights in property. Among those rights is the ability to set aside transfers for less than fair market value. Indeed, sometimes debtors who realize they will be filing bankruptcy think it … Read More

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Statute of Frauds in California Real Estate FAQs

How the Statute of Frauds Applies to Real Estate in California What is the Statute of Frauds under California Code of Civil Procedure § 1624(a)? The Statute of Frauds is a legal doctrine providing that certain types of contracts are invalid unless they are produced in writing and signed by the party to be charged. … Read More

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Boilerplate Affirmative Defenses: Motion to Strike & Demurrer [California Form Template Sample]

Many times, when defendants are sued in California they file an answer alleging numerous boilerplate affirmative defenses with no supporting facts. Technically, this is improper, and these defenses may be subject to a motion to strike or demurrer under California law. The authorities below can be used in a motion to strike or demurrer seeking … Read More

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