We are pleased to announce that this past week the San Bernardino County Superior Court granted a motion to strike an entire unlawful detainer complaint based on the fact that it was verified by an attorney. The court granted our motion to strike finding that the attorney verification was not valid under Decamp v. First Kensington Corp. (1978) 83 Ca.App3d 268, 275. We hope this ruling begins to curb the practice of unlawful detainer attorneys skipping the requirements of Code of Civil Procedure section 396(a). We will keep filing these motions until this practice changes.
For help with your unlawful detainer defense, please contact Schorr Law, APC, www.schorr-law.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-954-1877.