Mediated a number of disputes involving the sale of residential property. Two cases involved multi-million dollar properties with claims of fraud for failing to reveal structural defects. The cases resolved.
Achieved a global settlement of a residential sales lawsuit filed by buyer against the seller, the seller’s agent, and the buyer’s own lawyer. In addition to multiple defendants, two insurance companies were involved.
Mediated real estate sales dispute in San Mateo County dealing with the failure to reveal the shifting soil condition.
Resolved dispute between seller and buyer of commercial real estate concerning the failure to disclose soil contamination.
Mediated several HOA disputes. Settled a dispute between owner and HOA involving allegations of retaliatory eviction for filing a discrimination claim.
Mediated a trust distribution dispute involving multiple parcels of real property.
Resolved a lawsuit involving a claim of fraud in the sale of out-of-state commercial property.
Resolved several landlord tenant disputes dealing with both commercial and residential properties. Settled a multiple million-dollar breach of lease action.
Mediated several eminent domain actions involving both issues of proper taking and correct valuation. Presided over several eminent domain trials.
Settled a number of foreclosure actions involving residential and commercial property.
Resolved several cases with easement issues. One litigation involved a seller failing to disclose a water use easement.
Settled disability discrimination lawsuit filed by homeowner against a HOA. Issues of proper accommodation.
Settled partition action involving real property and family trust.
Settled landlord tenant case involving commercial property.
Settled improper mortgage foreclosure and collections actions filed against major US bank.
Settled HOA dispute between homeowner and association. The homeowner was considered disruptive of the community and allegedly had mental issues.
Mediated and settled three multi-million dollar lawsuits filed against large national banks involving allegations of wrongful foreclosure and collection practices.
Mediated five lawsuits involving buyers of real property alleging willful failure to disclose material defects. Three of the cases settled.
Mediated an ownership dispute over five pieces of commercial property. The primary issue was proper valuation for buyout of partnership interest.
Mediated four cases involving HOA disputes. Three of the four cases resolved at mediation. The cases were of varying issues, including a violation of the HOA rules by converting a garage into a room, obtaining proper accommodations for disabled member who belonged to the association, a dispute with a neighbor who constantly called the police to report noise from the neighborhood children and a matter where customers of a local business created noise and parked in private driveways that were part of the association complex.
Mediated dispute between a Northern California City and a hotel owner regarding multiple building code violations.
Mediated and resolved 3 separate Homeowners’ Association disputes involving roofing maintenance, CC&R parking violations, and HOA Board election dispute.
Mediated a lawsuit filed by an apartment owner against the San Jose Catholic Diocese of San Jose and a parochial school for public nuisance.
Settled a wrongful foreclosure case filed against a large lending institution.
Hon. Kevin J. Murphy (Ret.)
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