Behne v. Chodur
Plaintiff and respondent Barbara Behne (Behne) and defendant and appellant Philip Chodur (Chodur) are siblings who worked together for many years on various business and development projects. This action involves a dispute over two particular business arrangements between them, beginning in 1992, to develop two separate parcels of real property (the projects). Behne acted as a real estate agent and Chodur as a real estate developer, and each party performed various services and contributed funds in various forms toward completion of the projects.
Moreover, there was no abuse of discretion in the denial of leave to file the cross-complaint, and the trial court did not err in its cost awards, with one exception to be explained, regarding costs attributable to the codefendant, Warburton. Court strike that $90 cost item, and as so modified, the judgment and orders are affirmed.