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  • Surplus Equity In Foreclosed Home May Give Rise to Takings Claim

    Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Facts: In 2006, Benjamin Coleman failed to pay his $133.88 property tax bill to the District of Columbia (District). Coleman is a veteran in his 70s who suffers from dementia. His son discovered the unpaid tax bill in 2008. By then, the District had placed a tax lien on Coleman's home and added $183.47 in penalties to the original bill.  [...] Read More



  • Despite Overwhelming Evidence Of Grave Desecration, Defendant Gets New Trial

    Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Facts: In 1923, the Crystal Block Coal & Coke Company leased land in Logan County, West Virginia, to establish a mining town for company employees. The mining town, Crystal Block Hollow, included a cemetery for company employees and their families. Crystal Block Hollow is now defunct, and Equitable Production Company (Equitable) planned to [...] Read More



  • Injunction Denial Was Not A License To Trespass

    Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Paige L. Jansen-Nichols sued Colonial for trespass, nuisance, negligence, and negligence per se, alleging that Colonial had flown its helicopters too low over her home. She sought an interlocutory injunction to prevent Colonial from flying any helicopters low over her house until her lawsuit was resolved. A trial court held two evidentiary hearings and then denied her motion. Jansen [...] Read More



  • 'Good Neighbor' Acts In Bad Faith By Failing To Follow Through With Flood Fix

    Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Facts: In 1990, Sherri Strong built a house in a residential development in Brandon, South Dakota. Her property abuts property owned by Atlas Hydraulics, Inc. (Atlas), which owns and operates a manufacturing plant on the property. In 1998, Atlas built an addition to its existing plant on the side of the property that abuts Strong's property. To [...] Read More



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