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Real Property – Contract – Caveat Emptor – Foreclosure Sale (access required)

Although plaintiff purchaser at a foreclosure sale was advised that the seller could convey good title, when in fact the public records indicated a lis pendens had been filed back in March 1986, this public record was available to any ...

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Corporate – Piercing Corporate Veil – Electrical Contract (access required)

Where complainant, the general contractor on a school construction project, alleges that as a result of respondent electrical subcontractor’s breach of contract, complainant sustained damages relating to its contractual relationship with the owner as well as subrogation claims arising out ...

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Wills & Trusts – Executor's Compensation – Real Estate Commission (access required)

Although the executor of the testator’s estate was cloaked with the power to sell so much of the real estate as was necessary to satisfy the funding requirements of the trust, this does not automatically entitle him to a 5 ...

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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Negligent Supervision – Emotional Distress – Substance Abuse Counselor (access required)

Although plaintiff alleges defendant hospital was guilty of “negligent supervision” of a substance abuse counselor who engaged in an intimate relationship with plaintiff’s girlfriend while both plaintiff and his girlfriend were enrolled in a substance abuse program with the counselor, ...

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Real Property – Foreclosure Sale – Wrong Address – Substantial Compliance (access required)

Where the advertising for the foreclosure sale used the correct street number but the wrong street name for the property to be sold, the court declines to reconsider its earlier decision ruling the foreclosure sale invalid because the advertisement did ...

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