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Case of the Day - Friday, October 6, 2017

GIVE ‘EM AN INCH, THEY’LL TAKE A MILE

Seems like it was only 80 years ago or so when Grandpaw emerged from his outhouse one day to find a couple of duded-up flatlanders standing on his little piece of Tennessee hillside. 1,868 more words

Case of the Day - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

TRUST US … WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING

Anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave the past few years knows that sunny California has been just a little too sunny . 2,048 more words

Merger of Title in Same Owner Extinguishes Easement by Prescription and Defeats Adverse Possession

Take, for example, a fact set where two adjoining but separate tracts of land were bought from different owners by the same husband and wife to form a single farm.   220 more words

Litigation

Non-Adjoining Landowners Have No Automatic Right to Access A Roadway

Do landowners whose land does not reach the actual roadway itself have a right to access a roadway over another person’s land?  What if the boundary line reaches into the 60 foot (30 feet each side of middle or roadway) right-of-way but does not reach the roadway itself? 195 more words

Litigation

Roadway exception language in Deeds refers to an Easement

The language in deeds often “excepts” the roadway.  What does that mean?–the land under the roadway is not conveyed?–an easement is created?  Did the fee title to the land stay with a previous landowner, was it never conveyed, or what? 110 more words

Litigation

Case of the Day - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SPIDERS AND SNAKES

Jim Stafford and Greg Barnett have something in common — neither one likes spider or snakes. In Greg’s case, he doesn’t think much of Southern California Edison, either. 913 more words

Case of the Day - Thursday, July 20, 2017

PYRRHIC VICTORIES, THE SEQUEL

A few weeks ago, we talked about the Murrells of Rancho Palos Verde, California, a sordid tale of wealth, arrogance, clever lawyers and Pyrrhic victories. 1,207 more words