REAL PROPERTY

CASE SUMMARIES

Hon. Michael Johnson(Ret.)

Mediator • Arbitrator • Referee


  • Boundary dispute between residential property owners, involving fence location, drainage easement, access easement, and similar issues.
  • Claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract by a property owner against a licensed real estate agent.
  • Dispute between owners of two large apartment complexes concerning an access easement, vehicular right of way, and extensive construction on disputed land.
  • Dispute among family members over title to real property and contributions to improvements.
  • Tenant claims for failure to repair and breach of habitability.
  • Claims for fraud, constructive fraud, and unjust enrichment among investors in commercial property.
  • Border dispute between owners of adjacent apartment complexes, involving claims and cross-claims for trespass, encroachment, nuisance, violation of reciprocal covenants, removal of lateral and adjacent support, and declaratory relief.
  • Inverse condemnation claims by commercial property owners against an electric utility, concerning damage resulting from an electrical fire and resulting smoke and gas.
  • Claims for cancellation of instruments and quiet title based upon fraud and forgery; cross-claims for collection on a promissory note.
  • Dispute between domestic partners concerning their ownership rights in real and personal property.
  • Zoning dispute concerning the location of a medical marijuana dispensary.
  • City’s claims against a property owner for zoning violations connected with property improvements.
  • Breach of contract claims arising from consulting and construction contracts for remediation of mold and similar infestations.​
  • Action for inverse condemnation brought by a group of homeowners, claiming impairment of views caused by city trees.