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February 2018 Archives

City fire investigators link wildfires to power lines

Readers of this blog and residents all across California are likely keeping an eye on developments regarding the North Bay wildfires that devastated lives and homes in the area last year. While there has yet to be a firm determination on the cause of these fires, ongoing investigations continue to reveal updated information.

Eminent domain action threatens my home. What should I do?

Homeownership in California can be a tough dream to make real. Median prices in Silicon Valley are in the seven digits, according to Zillow. In Los Angeles, the median price is estimated at nearly $600,000. If you own a home, you want to make the most of it.

Inverse condemnation cases

The Constitutions of the United States and California both offer protections against the unlawful taking of private property by the government. The government, no matter at what level, cannot take land from a property owner or cause damage to property without paying just compensation.  

Power lines a common feature in areas where wildfires started

Power lines may have played a role in the recent wave of wildfires that have devastated parts of California. For many property owners who suffered losses and death due to the fires, as well as mud and landslides that followed heavy rains, the information may spark the interest of those seeking legal action. More than 50 lawsuits have been filed already and the number continues to grow.