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COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS – COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – NY Court Decision

COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – NY Court Decision  We previously noted that most commercial leases contain Force Majeure clauses, that is, a provision in the lease that allows the tenant or landlord to be released from performance if there is an act of god or some...

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Tenants & Landlords: Temporary Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze Have Been Extended to July

Tenants & Landlords: Temporary Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze Have Been Extended to July Earlier this week, LA County issued an executive order which extends an existing temporary moratorium on evictions in parts of LA County, in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The eviction moratorium will remain in place until July 31, 2020. The...

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California Senate Bill No. 939

California Senate Bill No. 939 (“SB-939”) proposes to add Section 1951.9 to the Civil Code (“Section 1951.9”).  If SB-939 is passed as currently proposed, it would become effective immediately and have a HUGE impact on existing leases and the rights of commercial property developers and landlords. SB-939 Would provide two...

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