Property Law

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Matthew v. Smith

707 S.W.2d 411 (Mo. 1986)

Facts & Procedural History

The Brandts owned a tract of land comprising one-and-a-half plotted lots.  There were already two houses on the land when they purchased the property, one toward the front of t...

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McConico v. Singleton

9 S.C.L. 244 (S.C. 1818)

Facts

Despite a warning from plaintiff not to do so, defendant rode over and hunted deer on plaintiff’s unenclosed and unimproved lands.

Procedural History

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Berg v. Wiley

264 N.W.2d 145 (Minn. 1978)

Facts

A lease between plaintiff tenant/restaurant owner and defendant landlord provided for a five-year term, specified that tenant agreed to bear all costs of repairs and remodeling and make no changes in ...

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Ploof v. Putnam

81 Vt. 471 (1908)

Facts

Defendant owned a dock on an island in Lake Champlain.  Plaintiff was sailing on the lake with his wife and two children when he was confronted with a sudden and violent storm placing his boat and the lives of...

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State v. Shack

58 N.J. 297 (1971)

Facts

One of the defendants was a field worker for a nonprofit that provides health services for migrant farmworkers and the other was a staff attorney with a nonprofit that provides legal services to such workers....

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