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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Multani v. Knight 24 May 2018 01:02 pm

    A landlord can not be held liable to a commercial tenant for damage to the tenant’s property resulting from an alleged sewer backup when the tenant (who had a month-to-month tenancy in the premises after her lease expired) had stopped paying rent, had been…

  • Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority 15 May 2018 03:32 pm

    Reilly and two daughters moved into a Novato apartment in 1998. They received Section 8 housing assistance payments. In 2004 one daughter moved out, but Reilly failed to inform the Marin Housing Authority (MHA) of her departure. Five years later, when Reilly…

  • The Game Place, LLC v. Fredericksburg 35, LLC 10 May 2018 06:24 am

    The Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s final judgment against a Lessee and its guarantor in this action brought by the Lessor seeking unpaid rent under a fifteen-year lease after the Lessee vacated the leasehold prior to the expiration of the…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership v. City of Madison 19 June 2018 06:02 am

    A right to visibility of private property from a public road is not a cognizable right giving rise to a protected property interest. Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership brought a takings claim against the City of Madison, asserting that its property…

  • BNSF Railway Co. v. Box Creek Mineral Limited Partnership 18 June 2018 08:39 am

    The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court quieting title on the mineral rights in lands conveyed by two deeds in 1913 in Box Creek Mineral Limited Partnership. Box Creek brought this action against BNSF Railway Company seeking to quiet…

  • McMullin v. Hauer 18 June 2018 08:32 am

    This land dispute concerned the ownership of seventeen acres of “common open space” in a purported common-interest community. Petitioners Crea and Martha McMullin (“the McMullins”) acquired thirty acres of land in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, intending…