Archive for January, 2016

In re Perl – 9th Circuit Changes Rules Relating to Bankruptcy Stay and California Eviction Law (2016-1-20)

The law of evictions – titled as “unlawful detainer” in California – is a technical area. The law has statutory roots as far back as the Forcible Entry Act of 1381, which prohibited the use of self-help to retake possession of real property. That remains an important concept in an action based on the unlawful […]

The ABCs of Future Public Payments Law – Prof. Mark Burge (2016-1-8)

Strange how an idea that was once old can become new again.  Roscoe Pound, Dean of the Harvard Law School, was a prolific legal writer in the 1920s and 1930s.  From my perspective, his best work concerned the development of the American legal system from 1850 through 1900, as America reached the end of its […]