Enea v. Superior Court

34 Cal. Rptr. 3d 513 (2005)

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Enea v. Superior Court

California Court of Appeal
34 Cal. Rptr. 3d 513 (2005)

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Facts

Benny Enea (plaintiff) sued William and Claudia Daniels (defendants), his former partners, for breaching their fiduciary duties to the partnership by renting the partnership’s sole asset, an office building, to themselves at less than fair market value. The Monterey County Superior Court (superior court) granted the Danielses’ motion for summary judgment. The superior court held that under California law, the Danielses had no fiduciary duty to pay fair market rent absent an agreement requiring them to do so. Enea petitioned the California Court of Appeal, seeking a writ of mandate requiring the superior court to set aside its previous order and deny the Danielses’ motion for summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Rushing, C.J.)

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