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8/1/19: Infamous Rustic Canyon house finally demolished after 17 years of litigation

In 1998, a property owner (Mehr Beglari) pulled permits for a remodel of an existing home in the Rustic Canyon area of Pacific Palisades. Five neighbors complained to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), alleging that the … Continue reading

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Horowitz/Belgari case documents

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NEWS: 6/21/19 COURT OF APPEAL GUTTED VIEW RIGHTS PROVIDED BY THE MARQUEZ KNOLLS’ CC&Rs; 8/9/19 update regarding California Supreme Court review

The Court of Appeal just gutted the Marquez Knolls CC&Rs.  Eisen v. Tavangarian – filed June 20, 2019, Second District, Div. Seven , full text click here. Paragraph 11 of Marquez Knolls CC&Rs provides: “No fences or hedges exceeding three … Continue reading

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(THIS POST HAS BEE UPDATED.) Marquez Knolls’ view rights under attack again (Eisen vs. Tavangarian)

Eisen, Tavangarian, Zabrucky v. McAdams, view rights, CC&Rs,  Justice Dennis M. Perluss, John L. Segal Continue reading

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View Rights and Inverse Condemnation

Date: August 13, 2017Author: Turner Law Firm— Edit (by Keith Turner, Esq. and Emma Samyan, Loyola Law School, J.D. Candidate | Class of 2018) An ocean, mountain, city or other view can add a lot to a property’s value.  However, as “a general … Continue reading

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Keith Turner co-author CEB’s California Easements and Boundaries: Law and Litigation book

The Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) is a joint committee of The State Bar of California and the University of California that among other things publishes the leading legal treaties on California law topics. Keith Turner is a co-author of … Continue reading

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View Rights and Inverse Condemnation

(by Keith Turner, Esq. and Emma Samyan, Loyola Law School, J.D. Candidate | Class of 2018) The Turner Law Firm is one of the leading view rights law firms in California and has handled hundreds of view right cases. An … Continue reading

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View Rights in the Hollywood Hills (Rising Glen Road and the Beverly Highlands Homes Association)

One of the key features of property in the Hollywood Hills are the incredible city and ocean views enjoyed from most of the lots.  However, many property owners learn after closing that their views are not fully protected.  The time … Continue reading

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Anti-SLAPP and HOA Disputes

Colyear v. Rolling Hills Community Association of Rancho Palos Verdes (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 119 is a recent example of an anti-SLAPP motion being a very powerful defense weapon in HOA litigation. The term “SLAPP” means “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation,” … Continue reading

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HOA Board of Directors have a duty to act with reasonable diligence in the performance of director duties.

By Keith Turner and Justin Escano   Palm Spings Villas II v. Parth is a another example of what can happen when an HOA board member “goes rogue” and tests the limits of the so-called “business judgment rule,” which HOA … Continue reading

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