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Santa Monica Tenant Sues Douglas Emmett for Breach of Contract

Posted: November 1st, 2017

In August 2012, TrueCar, Inc., formerly known as Zag.com, Inc., which leased office space at the Douglas Emmett-owned facility at 120 Broadway in Santa Monica, filed suit against the Douglas Emmett, Inc. subsidiary Douglas Emmett 1998, LLC, along with another tenant, Darden Restaurants, Inc., alleging charges of “Breach of Contract,” “Inducing Breach of Contract” and “Nuisance…


Tagged: Tenant Issues - Lawsuits

Beverly Hills Doctor Sues Douglas Emmett for Fraud, Breach of Contract

Posted: October 30th, 2017

In April 2016, Dr. Jamshid Nazarian, a medical doctor practicing at the Douglas Emmett-owned facility at 8920 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, filed suit against the Douglas Emmett, Inc. subsidiary Douglas Emmett 1998, LLC, alleging charges of “Breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; fraud; breach of contract; and specific performance…


Tagged: Tenant Issues - Lawsuits

Updates to Lease Library, Building Database

Posted: October 24th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org has included 15 new building leases to our Lease Library, which now stands at 81. We have also added these new leases to the respective properties in our Building Database. Readers can peruse these open source data repositories to learn more about their buildings and compare conditions, leases and rents. Check back regularly for source updates.


Tagged: Tenants Issues - Leases & Rents, Tenant Issues - Building Records

Qatari Elite Linked to Icelandic Market Manipulation, Part 4: Panama Papers Offer Key Insights

Posted: October 23rd, 2017

DE-Tenants.org is researching the business transactions and holdings of the Qatar Investment Authority and Qatari elites – particularly the country’s ruling Al-Thani family. Previously (Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3), we detailed how investments made by a Qatari royal Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani into Icelandic bank Kaupthing were actually financed by proceeds of a loan made by Kaupthing to Al-Thani. The loan and reinvestment prompted an investigation by Icelandic authorities into Kaupthing bankers (but not Al-Thani). Bankers were ultimately indicted and convicted. Today’s brief post looks at how the Panama Papers database, established from leaked offshore documents acquired and posted online by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), offers insight into the Kaupthing bank affair…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Qatari Elite Linked to Icelandic Market Manipulation, Part 3: Court Convictions

Posted: October 20th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org is researching the business transactions and holdings of the Qatar Investment Authority and Qatari elites — particularly the country’s ruling Al-Thani family. Previously (Part 1 & Part 2), we detailed how investments made by a Qatari royal Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani into Icelandic bank Kaupthing were actually financed by proceeds of a loan made by Kaupthing to Al-Thani. The loan and reinvestment prompted an investigation by Icelandic authorities into Kaupthing bankers (but not Al-Thani). Bankers were ultimately indicted. Today’s post details the convictions.


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Qatari Elite Linked to Icelandic Market Manipulation, Part 2: Loan Reinvestment and Gov’t Investigation

Posted: October 19th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org is researching the business transactions and holdings of the Qatar Investment Authority and Qatari elites — particularly the country’s ruling Al-Thani family. Previously (Part 1), we detailed how Qatari royal and longtime government official Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani in the fall of 2008 (amidst the global financial crisis) invested in the Icelandic bank Kaupthing. Today’s post details how Al-Thani had in fact invested in the bank with loans provided by Kaupthing…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

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