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    (Name, Address Of Party or attorney)
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    State Bar No: ______
    (____) _____ - ________
    Attorney for _______ (Or "In Pro Per")

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

COUNTY OF ________

 

[PLAINTIFF(S) NAMES]
Plaintiffs,

 

v.
 
[DEFENDANT(S) NAMES]
Defendants
 
 
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CASE NO: _______
 
COMPLAINT FOR NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, AND DAMAGES

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Plaintiff complains and for causes of action alleges as follows:

FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
(Negligence)

1. Plaintiff, __________ [name] is, and at all times
mentioned in this complaint was, a resident of __________
County, California.

2. Defendant __________ [name of escrow holder] ("escrow
holder") is, and at all times mentioned in this complaint was,
a corporation organized and existing under the laws of
California, with its principal place of business located at
__________ [address], __________ [city], __________ County,
California.

3. Plaintiff does not know the true names of defendants
DOES 1 through __________, inclusive, and therefore sues them by
those fictitious names. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and
on the basis of that information and belief alleges, that each
of those defendants was in some manner legally responsible for
the events alleged in this complaint and for plaintiff's
injuries and damages. The names, capacities, and relationships
of DOES 1 through __________ will be alleged by amendment to
this complaint when they are known.

4. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and on the basis of
that information and belief alleges, that at all times mentioned
in this complaint, defendants were the agents and employees of
their codefendants, and in doing the things alleged in this
complaint were acting within the course and scope of that agency
and employment.

5. The real property that is the subject matter of this
action is commonly described as __________ [address], __________
[city], __________ County, California, and legally described as
__________ [set forth legal description of property].

6. On or about __________ [date], plaintiff and __________
[name of seller] entered into a written agreement, a copy of
which is attached as Exhibit __________ and incorporated by this
reference, in which plaintiff agreed to purchase and __________
[name of seller] agreed to sell the subject real property for
the total consideration of $__________.

7. On or about __________ [date], plaintiff delivered to
escrow holder written escrow instructions in which __________
[state general provisions of instructions]. A copy of the
escrow instructions is attached as Exhibit __________ and
incorporated by reference. On or about __________ [date], and
pursuant to the agreement described in paragraph 6 of this
complaint, escrow was opened for conveyance of the subject real
property to plaintiff.

8. In performing services as escrow holder, defendant
acted negligently in that, escrow holder negligently failed to
__________ [specify nature of negligent performance].

9. Plaintiff relied on defendant's services as an escrow
holder in that __________ [state nature of reliance].

10. __________ [Specify damage resulting from negligence].

11. As a direct and proximate result of the negligence and
carelessness of escrow holder as set forth above, plaintiff
sustained the following damages: __________ [set forth
damages].

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff demands judgment against defendants as
set forth below

 

SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
(Breach of contract based on escrow instructions)

12. Plaintiff incorporates by this reference paragraphs 1
through 11 of this complaint.

13. The written escrow instructions described in paragraph
7 of this complaint constituted a written contract between
plaintiff and escrow holder.

14. Plaintiff performed its obligations under the terms of
the escrow instructions in the manner specified in those
instructions __________ [add if applicable: except that
plaintiff has been excused from __________ (specify acts) by
__________ (specify excuse)].

15. Escrow holder has failed and refused, and continues to
fail and refuse, to perform its obligations under the terms of
the escrow instructions and has violated the terms of the escrow
instructions in that __________ [set forth facts constituting
escrow holder's breach].

16. Escrow holder's failure and refusal to perform its
obligations under the escrow instructions and its violation of
those instructions has damaged plaintiff in the following
manner: __________.

WHEREFORE, plaintiff demands judgment against defendants,
and each of them, for the following:

1. Damages in the amount of $__________;

2. __________ [Add if applicable: Interest in the sum of
$__________ at the __________ (contract or legal) rate of
__________ percent per year from __________ (date)];

3. __________ [If applicable, include request for other
damages];

4. Costs of suit; and

5. Such further relief as the court may deem proper.

 

 DATED: _______________  __________________________________________
   (Signature)

 

VERIFICATION

I, ___, am a ___in the above-entitled action. I have read the foregoing ___and know the contents thereof. The same is true of my own knowledge, except as to those matters which are therein alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters, I believe it to be true.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct and that this declaration was executed at Long Beach, California.

 

 

DATED: _________________ ___________________________________

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