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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 SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE AND ALTERNATIVELY FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

Plaintiff complains and for causes of action alleges as follows:

FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION

(Specific Performance)

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

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

3. Plaintiff does not know the true names of defendants
DOES 1 through 25, 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 and happenings alleged in this complaint and for
plaintiff's damages. The names, capacities and relationships of
DOES 1 through 25 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. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and on the basis of
that information and belief alleges, that at all times mentioned
in this complaint, defendant corporation was and is the owner of
real property located in __________ County, California
specifically described as: __________ [set forth legal
description of real property].

6. On or about __________ [date], plaintiff and defendant
corporation through its agent __________ [name of agent] entered
into a written contract in which defendant corporation agreed to
sell and plaintiff agreed to buy the real property described in
paragraph 5 for the sum of $__. On that date plaintiff gave
defendant corporation the sum of $__ as a deposit on the
purchase price. A copy of the contract is attached to this
complaint as Exhibit __ and is incorporated by reference.

7. At the time of the execution of the contract described
in paragraph 6, the real property referred to had a reasonable
value of $__. Therefore, the agreed purchase price and deposit
was fair, just, and adequate.

8. On __________ [date], an escrow was opened and
plaintiff's deposit of $__ was deposited in escrow account
number __, with __________ [specify escrow institution]. The
escrow instructions provided that escrow was to close by
__________ [date], the date also set for performance in the
contract described in paragraph 6. A copy of the escrow
instructions is attached to this complaint as Exhibit __ and is
incorporated by reference.

9. On __________ [date], the date set by the contract
described in paragraph 6 for performance, and the date set for
closing of escrow, plaintiff tendered the sum of $__ to
defendant, and demanded a conveyance to plaintiff of a good and
sufficient deed to plaintiff for the real property described in
paragraph 5. This tender was rejected by defendant on
__________ [date].

10. Plaintiff has performed all of the conditions of the
contract that are required to be performed by plaintiff.
Plaintiff remains ready and willing to perform all terms of the
agreement applicable to plaintiff and to receive a good and
sufficient deed to the real property as promised by defendant.

11. Plaintiff has no adequate remedy at law because the
contract described in paragraph 6 was a contract for the sale of
real property, and pursuant to Civil Code section 3387 money
damages are presumed inadequate for its breach. __________
[Allege additional basis for equitable relief, such as:
Further, plaintiff has already sold plaintiff's home and
requires the real property that is the subject of this complaint
as a residence and as a source of income. Plaintiff has no
other affordable or equivalent options.]

WHEREFORE, plaintiff demands judgment against defendants as
set forth below.

 

SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION

(Breach of Contract)

12. Plaintiff incorporates by reference paragraphs 1-11,
inclusive, as if fully set forth.

13. Defendants' failure and refusal to perform its
obligations under the contract constitute a breach of contract
and have damaged plaintiff in the following manner __________
[specify damages, such as: at the time of the breach by
defendant, plaintiff was damaged in the amount of $__,
constituting the difference between the agreed price of $__ of
the property, and the value $__ as of the date of the breach.]

14. The contract between plaintiff and defendant
corporation provides for an award of attorney fees and costs
that are incurred to enforce the contract.

WHEREFORE, plaintiff demands judgment against defendants as
follows:

1. For an order that defendant corporation and its agents
specifically perform the contract and deliver the real property
as described in paragraph 5;

2. In the event that the court does not order specific
performance of the contract, for compensatory damages in the
amount of $__ for breach of contract;

3. For attorney fees in an amount determined by the court
to be reasonable as authorized by agreement and according to
proof;

4. For costs of suit; and

5. For any other and further relief the court considers
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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