June 8, 2015
Explain Surety Bonds

Perhaps one of the best ways to explain surety bonds is thinking of it as a sort of insurance policy. Should anything go awry in a legal case or proceeding, a surety bond is the net that catches the downfall, insuring plaintiffs and defendants do not lose money, property, and the like without any recourse. […]

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May 8, 2015
Release of Mechanic's Lien California

Section 8242 of the California Civil Code deals with the surety bond requirements and procedure for releasing of real property from a claim of lien.  The bond in this case is referred to as a Release of Lien bond or, simply, a Mechanic’s lien bond.    Generally, liens are filed against real property by a contractor […]

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April 29, 2015
Starbucks and Injunction Bonds in California

In 2014 Starbucks filed suit in California seeking to have a preliminary Injunction levied against Howard Heller, the owner of both Specialty Coffees International and Cafe Nu International, for (among other claims) trademark infringement. (Details of the case can be found: here) The defendant failed to answer the complaint and the judge granted the preliminary […]

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March 25, 2015
Personal Representative and Executor Bonds in California

It is always sad news when there is strife among beneficiaries after a loved one has passed.  It is especially difficult when the strife plays out in public.  After the tragic death of famed Actor/Comedian Robin Williams, his heirs are engaging in just such a public battle; as an article in the New York Times […]

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March 12, 2015
Sabbatical Leave Bond in California

What is better than a vacation?  How about a paid vacation?  Well,  what about an extended paid vacation where you retain job security while you are far afield?  This is called a sabbatical and they are offered by many companies and institutions as an incentive to retain employees.  They are prevalent for educational and non […]

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March 5, 2015
Appeal Bonds in California

Yesterday, Maura Dolan of the LA Times published an article on an important legal appeal decision regarding gun ownership. (see full article here: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-sunnyvale-gun-ordinance-20150305-story.html)  Appeals and the appellate court are very important to the surety industry (though not necessarily in ways that relate to the 2nd amendment) and Surety Bonds, specifically Appeal Bonds in California […]

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February 28, 2015
Exonerate Surety Bond

A trial is over.  The case is settled.  An estate is closed.  What now?  What do you do with the surety bond? We at Jurisco are asked all the time:  How do you properly discharge (or exonerate) a surety bond once it is no longer necessary, or after all the claims are settled.   More specifically, […]

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February 11, 2015
Guardianship Bonds California

Taking Care of Loved Ones With Guardianship Bonds in California A recent article on Huffington Post by anti-elder abuse advocate Carol Herman outlines the much too common tragedy of when Guardians neglect and abuse their wards (full article found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carole-herman/conservatorships-beware_b_1785309.html) As the baby boomer  generation gets older they are reminded just how much times […]

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December 16, 2014
Personal Representatives & Probate Sales in California

As one of the most experienced surety bond agencies in the California, we at Jurisco help thousands of clients every year when they are seeking a Personal Representative Bond (aka Executor Bond).  Two questions we often receive are, “What is the process for selling real estate under probate?”  And, more specifically, “What is the difference […]

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