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Think Lodging Credit is Easy? Think Again

Think Lodging Credit is Easy? Think Again

Posted on 02. Dec, 2011 by .

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There has been a recent influx in lawsuits by employees in the property management business. After much consultation and defense of employers in this industry, it has become clear that many employers fail to correctly pay taxes on lodging credit. One of the major problems employers have is grasping the understanding that lodging credit is still “compensation” for tax purposes.

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Judgment Debtor Exams and the “Secret Lien”

Judgment Debtor Exams and the “Secret Lien”

Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 by .

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If you were successful in obtaining a judgment against a former tenant or other third party, chances are you will not be paid voluntarily. Sometimes obtaining the judgment may prove much easier than collecting it. This article will discuss judgment debtor examinations and the “secret lien” which are little known tools that can lead to success in the collection effort.

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Case Investigation: Maximizing Commercial Collection

Case Investigation: Maximizing Commercial Collection

Posted on 29. Jul, 2011 by .

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California has a statutory scheme that provides mechanisms for judgment creditors to recover money involuntarily from judgment debtors. However, a creditor cannot collect if the judgment debtor’s assets cannot be located.

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A Landlord’s Inside Track to Debt Collection: The Bank Levy

A Landlord’s Inside Track to Debt Collection: The Bank Levy

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

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The bank account levy is perhaps the most efficient means for collecting a money judgment. A bank account levy is the judicial process for seizing funds in a bank account to satisfy a judgment. Following an eviction, and after a money judgment has been entered, the landlord may levy the bank account of a former tenant to collect the judgment.

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Choose Your Collection Partner Wisely

Choose Your Collection Partner Wisely

Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by .

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The battle on the collection field has always been fought with the sword and the shield. It is a game of offense and defense. When choosing a law firm or collection agency to represent you, it is important to find one that maximizes recovery and at the same time protects you from unwanted liability for alleged debt collection violations.

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Money Judgment Advantages

Money Judgment Advantages

Posted on 22. Jun, 2010 by .

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Unless your unlawful detainer case went to trial, you have the option of obtaining a monetary judgment after your tenant vacated the property. There are several compelling reasons to continue the action to obtain a money judgment.

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California 2010 Legal Update: Legislation and Case Law That Will Effect Rental Property Owners and Managers

California 2010 Legal Update: Legislation and Case Law That Will Effect Rental Property Owners and Managers

Posted on 04. Mar, 2010 by .

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As 2010 gets under way, it is important for property managers and owners to be aware of new legislation, case law and legal trends that will significantly impact our industry. Below is an overview of the most significant laws and trends for this year.

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Work Place Violence Restraining Orders – An Effective Tool in the Prevention of Workplace Violence

Work Place Violence Restraining Orders – An Effective Tool in the Prevention of Workplace Violence

Posted on 12. Jan, 2010 by .

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Our law firm is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of calls we receive concerning an irate tenant who is displaying signs and threats of violence. These threats are directed at on-site management, maintenance personnel or even independent contractors hired to perform work on the property. This article addresses one unique course of action […]

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