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On this edition of War Story Wednesdays, San Francisco real estate and insurance bad faith trial attorney Christopher Hanson tells the story of a case where filling out a form a little too precisely cost an investor (and his broker) a lot of money. (Adapted from Roth v. Malson, 67 Cal.App.4th 552)

By Christopher Hanson. I’m an experienced trial lawyer, not just a litigator. I’m not afraid of (and actually enjoy) being in a courtroom.  I’ve been called ingenious, tenacious, and strategic.  I’ll take those accolades






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"Form Over Substance"

  1. Back in the nineties as prices were falling I was on the grievance committee for a local board. We ended up with a case but I never heard how legally it was settled where a offer was made on a property there was a counter offer everything was signed but the listing agent forgot to mark the Box on the offer that said subject to counter offer. The buyer's agent who was either a relative or friend of the buyer insisted on the original contract since the box was a marked and of course the listing agent and the seller insisted on the counter offer because it was signed so there was really no excuse of saying I did not know about a counter offer.
    Both the listing agent and the selling agent or found to be in violation of multiple MLS rules and code of ethics the listing agent was found to have not shown competence in real estate by missing that one box

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