Category: Business Litigation

All businesses could use a lawyer. In the day to day work of running a business, so many different questions can arise as to legality, or the best way to go about doing things. Instead of guessing, hoping, asking the opinion of someone on your staff or searching online, a business litigation lawyer can tell […]Continue reading

Fraud, duress, and unconscionability can invalidate contracts. In Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC (2015) 61 Cal. 4th 899, the California Supreme Count examined the unconscionability defense involving an arbitration agreement between a car dealer and customer.  The vehicle was a 2006 pre-owned Mercedes-Benz S500 purchased for $53,498 and financed at 4.99%.  A dispute arose concerning the […]Continue reading

The parol evidence rule is tricky. The rule provides that a court cannot look to extrinsic evidence–words or conduct beyond the terms themselves–to alter or add to a written agreement that was intended by the parties to be the final expression of their deal. Casa Herrera, Inc. v. Beydoun (2004) 32 Cal.4th 336, 343. The […]Continue reading