Non-Refundable Purchase Deposits vs. Liquidated Damages Which Is Better? By-Dale Alberstone

Hello everybody.  My topic this month discusses problems with the legality of a “non-refundable” deposit provision in a real estate purchase contract, and presents possible alternatives. The Problem with Non-Refundable Deposits Often, the seller of real property wants the buyer’s deposit to be non-refundable meaning that if the buyer defaults under the contract or wrongfully…

New Prohibited Discrimination: Hairstyle!! By Dale Alberstone

Hello everybody.  Here’s a quick question:  Is an apartment building a business establishment?   Here’s the quick answer:  Yes! In 1959, California enacted the Unruh Civil Rights Act and named it after its author, Jesse Unruh.  The Act’s principal objective was (and still is) to prevent many types of unreasonable discrimination by business establishments.  Business establishments…