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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Shires Housing, Inc. v. Brown 22 July 2017 02:20 am

    An interlocutory appeal arose from an eviction action in which landlord, Shires Housing, Inc., failed to provide tenant Carolyn Brown, with written notice of tenancy termination before filing for eviction under the Mobile Home Parks Act. The trial court denied…

  • Meadows v. Rockford Housing Authority 30 June 2017 10:01 am

    Meadows worked for the Rockford Housing Authority (RHA), and leased, for $10 per month, an RHA apartment in a high-rise occupied by elderly and disabled tenants. RHA tenants complained that someone else was living in Meadows’s apartment. RHA’s manager saw…

  • Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Co. 29 June 2017 03:31 pm

    Duarte’s Oakland property was occupied by Bowers. Bowers’s daughter, Pleasants, moved into the property and remained after Bowers died. In February 2012, Duarte gave Pleasants a 45-day notice to quit, but she did not leave. On April 19, Duarte obtained…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • United States v. Chamberlain 18 August 2017 11:30 am

    The federal criminal forfeiture statute, 21 U.S.C. 853, does not authorize the pretrial restraint of a defendant’s innocently-obtained property. Section 853(e) permits the government to obtain a pretrial restraining order over only those assets that are…

  • Brown v. Jacobsen Land & Cattle Co. 18 August 2017 07:03 am

    The right of an intervenor to offer evidence in a quiet title action is not restricted by the lis pendens statute. After Jacobsen Land and Cattle Company and the State entered into a purchase agreement for the sale of a parcel of Jacobsen’s land that…

  • Olga Despotis Trust v. Cincinnati Insurance Co. 16 August 2017 08:30 am

    The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for CIC on the Trust’s claims for breach of contract, vexatious refusal, and declaratory judgment. The court held that the district court properly afforded the appraisal provision its…