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  • Seeking a property tax break? So were these folks Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Proposition 60, pushed by low-tax advocates, allows qualified homeowners to transfer the property tax basis of their principal home to a replacement dwelling of equal or lesser value. But what does that mean?

  • She lost her privacy—and her case Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    By Steve Ingram Williams-Sonoma customer Jessica Pineda claimed a violation of California’s Credit Card Act of 1971 which prohibits merchants who accept credit cards from requesting and recording personal identification information concerning the cardholder. In this case, the merchant asked for Pineda’s Zip Code without telling her of the consequences. The customer felt compelled to [...]

  • Split court says arbitrator made the wrong call Monday, September 21, 2009

    Confronting an issue faced by many consumers, an appellate court sought to answer when and under what circumstances judicial review of an arbitration award is proper. Roger Burlage and Cheryl Burlage bought a house in a gated community from Martha Martinez Spencer, only to discover that their swimming pool and wrought iron fence encroached upon [...]