Archive for December, 2010

Starr vs Starr – Court Upholds Finding of Undue Influence in Real Estate Matter (Part 2) (2010-12-31)

This is the second part of an analysis of Starr v Starr (Sept. 30, 2010) 189 Cal.App.4th 277.  The court held that a house acquired during marriage in the name of the husband only was actually community property, even though the wife signed a quitclaim deed in favor of the husband. Explained the court, “Evidence […]






Starr v. Starr – Sterling Analysis of Effect of Confidential Relationship (Part 1) (2010-12-24)

In Starr v Starr (Sept. 30, 2010) 189 Cal.App.4th 277, the court was confronted with division of assets at the time of divorce.  In an excellently-reasoned opinion, the court found in favor of the wife, and held that she was entitled to a 50% interest in the family residence, even though title was held in […]






Vuki vs. Superior Court – No Private Right to Enforce Three-Month Negotiation Period in Civil Code Section 2923.52 (2010-12-16)

The California legislature has been tinkering with the foreclosure rules since the mortgage crisis started in 2007.  One of the laws enacted was Civil Code section 2923.52.  This section says that a lender must add three months to the normal 90-day waiting period for recoding a notice of sale (i.e., double the waiting time for […]






Thomas Schoenbaum on the Causes of Global Financial Crisis – Part 2 (2010-12-10)

Professor Thomas Schoenbaum from George Washington University has written a paper discussing the worldwide financial crisis.  His paper entitled “Saving the Global Financial System: International Financial Reforms and United States Financial Reform, Will They Do the Job?”, identifies 12 factors as triggering the financial crisis. The second six are as follows (the first six are […]






Thomas Schoenbaum on the Causes of Global Financial Crisis – Part 1 (2010-12-4)

Professor Thomas Schoenbaum from George Washington University has written a paper discussing the worldwide financial crisis.  His paper entitled “Saving the Global Financial System: International Financial Reforms and United States Financial Reform, Will They Do the Job?”, identifies 12 factors as triggering the financial crisis. The first six are as follows (the second six are […]