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Yearly Archives: 2016


Litigation Wallace, Richardson, Sontag & Le, LLP provides the full spectrum of litigation services. We have the expertise needed to successfully resolve your case and are committed to delivering high quality and cost-effective services. We provide support throughout the litigation process, from the inception of the case through trial. We…

December 27, 2016 | Law Firm News |

A Tenant May Recover Statutory Attorney Fees In An Eviction Action If The Court Determines That The Tenant’s Rental Unit Is Not Habitable And The Conditions Requiring Repair Were Cited By The City

On October 26, 2016, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of California issued a published opinion in Active Properties LLC v. Maria Cabrera holding that a tenant that prevails in an unlawful detainer action based on a breach of the warranty of habitability may recover statutory attorney fees by…

December 14, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

California Supreme Court Clarifies That The Purchaser of Real Property At a Foreclosure Sale Must Wait For The Foreclosure Deed To Be Recorded Before Serving a Notice to Quit

On November 30, 2016, the California Supreme Court ordered published the opinion of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of San Diego in U.S. Financial, L.P. v. Michael McLitus, which held that title is not perfected for purpose of California’s post-foreclosure eviction statute until the foreclosure deed has been…

December 3, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

New California Law Requires Single User Bathrooms To Be Designated All Gender Bathrooms

Beginning March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency must be identified as all-gender toilet facilities. The signage must comply with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations and designate the bathroom for use by no…

October 27, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

California Legislature Makes Clear That Landlords Have The Right To Enter Apartments To Inspect For Bedbugs

On September 26, 2016, California enacted Assembly Bill 551, which provides new rights and obligations for residential landlords and tenants regarding bedbugs. Among its provisions, Assembly Bill 551 makes clear that residential landlords have the right to enter an apartment to inspect for bedbugs. Under California Civil Code section 1954,…

October 25, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

Wallace, Richardson, Sontag & Le, LLP Extends Its Winning Streak In Jury Trials

This week, the law firm of Wallace, Richardson, Sontag & Le, LLP’s extended its streak of consecutive jury trial victories to over 20. Partner Richard Sontag, Esq. successfully represented a landlord in a lawsuit filed against a tenant in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Michael Antonovich…

October 14, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |