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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Moore v. Urquhart 16 August 2018 10:02 am

    The Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1996 (FCIA) does not limit injunctive relief against an executive branch officer enforcing a court order, and the Sheriff in this case was not entitled to immunity from plaintiffs’ request for declaratory and injunctive…

  • Winslett v. 1811 27th Avenue, LLC 15 August 2018 04:35 pm

    Winslett sued her former landlord after he failed to make repairs to her apartment and filed an unlawful detainer action against her. Landlord responded with an anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, Code of Civil Procedure 425.16) motion…

  • Gross v. Turner 11 August 2018 04:00 am

    At issue before the Vermont Supreme Court in this case was whether a landlord and a social guest of a tenant may be held liable for injuries caused by the tenant’s dogs to a third person outside of the landlord’s property. The Supreme Court concluded…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • Alpine Haven Property Owners Assn., Inc. v. Brewin 18 August 2018 02:38 am

    Plaintiff Alpine Haven Property Owners’ Association, Inc. (AHPOA) appealed a trial court’s decision in its collection action against defendant-homeowners Harry and Lynette Brewin. In awarding judgment to AHPOA, the court calculated what it considered a…

  • In re Laberge Shooting Range (Firing Range Neighborhood Group, LLC, Appellant) 18 August 2018 02:38 am

    The Firing Range Neighborhood Group, LLC (Neighborhood Group) appealed an environmental court decision declining to find Act 250 jurisdiction over a firing range operated by the Laberge family (Laberge). Neighborhood Group argued the environmental court erred…

  • United States v. $472,871.95 in Funds Seized 16 August 2018 04:30 pm

    The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of claimants’ motion to release property under civil forfeiture law. The property at issue stemmed from the sale of synthetic cannabinoids that were a controlled substance or controlled substance analogues…