In real estate, fluency in the language of forms is essential – printing them, filling them, explaining them. Forms are usually a broker’s best friend… but not in this case. In this edition of #WarStoryWednesdays This #WarStoryWednesday, San Francisco real estate and insurance bad faith trial attorney Christopher Hanson recounts how filling out a form a little too precisely cost an investor (and his broker) a lot of money. (Adapted from Roth v. Malson, 67 Cal.App.4th 552).

As humans, we learn from stories. The War Story Wednesday videos and accompanying book “War Story Wednesdays: A Trial Lawyer’s Tales from the Trenches” are stories based upon actual cases decided by the California courts, and shared to help teach us what to do and what not to do. For more War Stories: