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Proposition 13 May Drive Newport Beach Senior Citizens Out Of Their Homes

The California Association of Realtors has introduced a bill which would overhaul critical provisions of Proposition 13. Proposition 13 currently provides important limitations on property tax assessments for qualified real estate. The proposed changes could greatly impact Newport Beach senior citizens who have benefited from property tax stabilization over the decades since Proposition 13 was...

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California Lead Based Paint Initiative Hotly Debated

The Healthy Homes and Schools Act, a state ballot initiative still in need of signatures, would establish a $2 billion bond to remove lead dangers from homes, apartments, schools and senior citizen housing. Lead paint is a substantial risk, particularly to young children. A pediatrician with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health testified...

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Prominent Orange County Attorney Moves to New Address

COSTA MESA, CA – A well-known Orange County attorney has moved to Costa Mesa following years of practice in Newport Beach. “My team and I are pleased to move our practice to Costa Mesa,” said attorney Dan Carlton, founder of the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton. “As a lifelong resident of Orange County, I’ve...

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Safety Features Prevent Swimming Pool Injuries in Orange County

California continues to push owners of older swimming pools toward compliance with modern safety laws aimed at keeping children safe by preventing tragic drowning accidents. Swimming pool injuries are best handled by an Orange County attorney with significant experience in both premises liability cases and real estate law. In some cases, such injuries occur at a...

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California Home Buyers Can Sue Sellers for Failure to Disclose Defects

Disclosure is an important part of the home buying process. Sellers have legal obligations to make certain disclosures about the property to the buyer. Failure to do so can result in civil lawsuits, monetary damages, or even rescission of the sales contract altogether. Yet disclosing too much unnecessary information can also be problematic for sellers....

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Personal Injuries at Newport Beach Retail Locations During the Holidays

Many Orange County residents are familiar with the hectic shopping trips in the bustle of the busy holiday season. What is less commonly known is that large crowds and high inventory can contribute to personal injuries during holiday shopping trips. Slip-and-fall injuries, parking lot car accidents, falling decorations and many other hazards can all increase...

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What is a Specific Performance Real Estate Dispute?

Orange County, CA Real Estate Lawyer Explains Buying or selling a property in Orange County, California can be a major decision. That's because this part of Southern California has some of the highest real estate values in the country, so it's especially critical that every aspect of a purchase or sale goes smoothly. Otherwise, a...

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Can Your HOA Sue on Your Behalf?

Many California homeowners are subject to the rules and regulations of homeowners' associations. Fewer are aware of the protection such associations can offer to homeowners. For example: California homeowners have legal rights against defects in home construction, and in some cases (such as structural repairs and retrofits), legal relief can only be pursued by a...

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California Homeowners Can be Liable for Injuries Even Without Attractive Nuisance Laws

Premises liability for homeowners can be a complicated issue. For those who own hones, it is also a costly one, as it involves increased insurance premiums and civil judgments. Injury victims may find it difficult to navigate premises liability law in order to be fairly compensated for their injuries. An Orange County personal injury lawyer...

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