Lawsuits

California Legislature’s Response to the Dynamex Case Creating a New Test for Determining Status of Workers as Independent Contractors

Last year the Supreme Court made a sweeping decision related to the independent contractor classification. The decision created a new test for determining whether a worker was or was not an independent contractor. Now the legislature is moving to codify the test as anuncieated in Dynamex. As always, if you have any questions about your […]

California Supreme Court Makes It Harder for Employers to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

Today, Elizabeth brings us an important article related to a recent California Supreme Court decision affecting the classification of workers between employees and independent contractors. This has long been a hotbed of litigation the rules get trickier everyday. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other […]

AVOIDING LAWSUITS – WHY CONTINUING EDUCATION MATTERS

Many professionals such as Attorneys and Real Estate Licensees are required to participate in Mandatory Continuing Education as a condition of their License renewal. Today’s Article will cover why this is so important. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us […]

Court of Appeals Affirms BPE Victory in Locke Case

Many people think BPE Law Group represents only individuals and smaller companies with litigation matters. Yet as today’s Article highlights we successfully also represent municipalities, governing agencies, and other major players including the historic Town of Locke. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal […]

FINDING RECOURSE FOR REPAIR & REPLACEMENT OF KITEC

Clients of ours who have obtained estimates to replace the Kitec plumbing in their homes have reported costs of $8,000-$10,000.  Of course this amount would vary based upon the size of the home and the extent that walls and ceilings may have to be opened. This is most likely far less than the cost would […]

UNDERSTANDING EASEMENTS IN REAL ESTATE Part 1: the Basics

Anyone purchasing real estate, or engaged in the development , marketing, or management of real estate should have a basic understanding about Easements that affect, or may in the future, affect the property. This Article will commence a 5 Part Series on the important subject of Easements: –    Part 1 will explain what an Easement […]

KITEC PLUMBING – PART 2 FAILURE CAUSES, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS (It’s Not Just the Pipe Fittings)

Since I wrote my first Blog on Kitec Plumbing in May, 2016, much more information has come out on this issue not only in Sun City Lincoln Hills but also in other developments in the greater Sacramento area. Numerous property owners are now re-plumbing their homes to replace the Kitec plumbing. Who should pay for […]

Anatomy of a Lawsuit – Part 1 Introduction

by BPE Law Senior Attorney Alexander W. Munn Most clients we see here at BPE Law Group have never been involved in a lawsuit – also known as litigation. Naturally, they have many questions surrounding the process: how long will it take, how much will it cost, what can I expect to receive in damages […]

Understanding and Avoiding Claims for Fraud

What is the one thing that every agent should have but they hope they’ll never need? It’s their Errors & Omissions insurance (E&O). The E&O providers have compiled a list of the top 10 claims made against real estate agents. And the #1 claim is Fraud. This month’s Article will be the first in a […]
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