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The Real Property Section Newsletter is published monthly by the Real Property Law Section.

Teresa Y. Hillery
Vice President and Trial Counsel
Fidelity National Law Group


Real Property Executive Committee:


Brant Dveirin

First Vice Chair
Susan J. Booth

Second Vice Chair
Caroline Dreyfus

Claire Hervey Collins

Eric Altoon 

Barristers Liaison
Kelsey Thayer

Section Administrator
Fatima Jones


Nedra E. Austin
Michael J. Bayard
Martha C. Bringas
Elizabeth Spedding Calciano
William G. Coskran
Robert T. Flick
Peter A. Gelles
Daniel L. Goodkin
Marcia Z. Gordon
Owen P. Gross
Byron Hayes, Jr
Marybeth Heydt
Lore A. Hilburg, Esq
Teresa Y. Hillery
Laurence L. Hummer
Gordon Hunt
Bryan C. Jackson
Robert D. Jaffe
Donna E. Kirkner
Michael S. Klein
Mark L. Lamken
Trudi J. Lesser
Gregg J. Loubier
Kyle B. Marks
Victor I. Marmon
Jerold L. Miles
O'Malley M. Miller
Donald C. Nanney
Gytis L. Nefas
Beth Peterson
Nadav Ravid
D. Eric Remensperger
James D. Richman
Misty Marie Sanford
Floyd Sayer
Margaret J. Schock
Ronald I. Silverman
Linda E. Spiegel
Sarah V J Spyksma
Theresa C. Tate
Kelsey M. Thayer
Timothy M. Truax
Richard S. Volpert
Ira J. Waldman
Brandon Dominic Ward
Alan Wayte
Pamela L. Westhoff
Norma J. Williams
Grace Winters
Andrew (Andy) J. Yamamoto
Paula Reddish K. Zinnemann


Construction Law
Donna Kirkner
Finance Committee
Owen Gross
General Property
Beth Peterson
Land Use Planning & Environmental Law
Brandon Ward
Title Insurance
Lore A. Hilburg


Introductory Remarks

“Save the Date”

LACBA Real Property Section
2016 Installation & Awards Dinner

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.

InterContinental Los Angeles
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA

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Recent Cases
-Indian Land-
A quiet title action must be dismissed based on sovereign immunity where the federal government is a necessary party and has not waived its immunity from suit pursuant to the Quiet Title Act’s Indian lands exception.


State of Alaska v. U.S.A. - filed March 14, 2016, Second District, Div. Eight
Cite as 2016 S.O.S. 14-35051
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- Landlord/Tenant -
A tenant’s breach of an Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance rental contract must be material to justify the landlord forfeiting the agreement and terminating tenancy.  A breach of a clause requiring tenant to obtain renter's insurance caused no harm to landlord and therefore was not a material breach of the agreement constituting grounds for forfeiture.  .


Boston LLC v. Juarez - filed Feb. 25, 2016, Second District, Div. One
Cite as 2016 S.O.S. 1156
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-Sales Disclosure-
Purchasers of non-residential condominium lots claimed that a group of developers and their agents or affiliates committed unlawful business practices in violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law  (“UCL”) by failing to make certain disclosures throughout the sale transactions, as required by the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”).  The UCL’s four-year statute of limitations applied to the claim rather than the ILSA’s three-year statute.  


Beaver v. Tarsadia Hotels - filed March 10, 2016
Cite as 2016 S.O.S. 15-55106
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- Unlawful Detainer -
An agreement titled Contract of Sale Residential Property was properly characterized as both a lease and a contract of sale based on the terms of the agreement.  Since possession of the property was achieved through the lease terms of the agreement, an unlawful detainer action was properly used to regain possession upon default. 

Taylor v. Nu Digital Marketing, Inc. - filed February 29, 2016, Third District
Cite as 2016 S.O.S. 1185
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