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Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. - July 5th Update

REAL CASES IN REAL ESTATE By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. BuckleySandler LLP alnegroni@buckleysandler.com Minnesota Neighbors' Boundary Dispute Results in Grant of Adverse Possession and Redrawing of Boundary By Practical Location . Minnesota's Court of Appeals resolved a boundary...

A Big Win for Trees and Tree Lovers

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer Warmest congratulations to Clay Ruby for his latest public interest victory: preventing the destruction of a shared mature maple tree by one of the owners. Here is the decision in Hartley vs Cunningham , and the press release on this landmark tree ruling...

Residence Premises is Not a Home: Metes & Bounds Define Residence Premises

In September 2000, Norman and Glenna Schuchman purchased homeowner’s insurance from State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company (“State Auto”) to insure a residence in Junction City, Illinois. Almost ten years later, a fire severely damaged the insured house and the Schuchmans...

It's Time for Real Property Law to Join the 21st Century

I handle a number real estate transactions each year. It is not uncommon to find an error in the property description located in a deed. Often somewhere in the chain of title, someone made a typo which was then passed on from deed to deed to deed. Attorneys call such mistakes "scrivener's errors...