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Solar Rights In The United States, Sara C. Bronin 2015 University of Connecticut

Solar Rights In The United States, Sara C. Bronin

Sara C. Bronin

Solar rights are legal rights needed to ensure that a piece of land has access to sunlight. These rights may be of interest to property owners seeking to undertake a variety of activities: farming, lighting, and clothes drying, to name a few. But perhaps the most economically significant purpose for which solar rights may be utilized is for the purpose of solar collectors. Such devices are used to harness the rays of the sun and transform them into thermal, chemical, or electrical energy. In an era of increasing deployment of solar collectors across the globe, the fair and efficient allocation ...


Maximizing Inclusionary Zoning’S Contributions To Both Affordable Housing And Residential Integration, Tim Iglesias 2015 University of San Francisco, School of Law

Maximizing Inclusionary Zoning’S Contributions To Both Affordable Housing And Residential Integration, Tim Iglesias

Tim Iglesias

Inclusionary zoning is a popular policy that can uniquely serve both affordable housing and fair housing goals at the same time. Assuming the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development finalizes its proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” regulation, inclusionary zoning will become more broadly used. But more extensive use of inclusionary zoning poses both opportunities and risks for housing advocates because of the following three issues: (1) Unacknowledged tradeoffs between affordable housing and fair housing goals in inclusionary zoning design and implementation; (2) Conflicting concepts of residential integration; and (3) Legal challenges to inclusionary zoning. The challenge facing inclusionary ...


Summary Of Dep't Of Taxation V. Kawahara., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 42 (June 25, 2015), Janine Lee 2015 Nevada Law Journal

Summary Of Dep't Of Taxation V. Kawahara., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 42 (June 25, 2015), Janine Lee

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

A recorded tax lien has the effect of a judgment lien under NRS 360.473(2) and therefore, cannot have the effect or priority of a mortgage lien. The common law rule of “first in time, first in right” applies to lien priority when a valid deed of trust is attached to a property, thus creating a security interest, prior to the recording of a tax lien; even if not recorded until after the tax lien.


Begone, Euclid!: Leasing Custom And Zoning Provision Engaging Retail Consumer Tastes And Technologies In Thriving Urban Centers, Michael N. Widener 2015 Arizona Summit Law School

Begone, Euclid!: Leasing Custom And Zoning Provision Engaging Retail Consumer Tastes And Technologies In Thriving Urban Centers, Michael N. Widener

Pace Law Review

Is urban center retailing in a death spiral? Competition for consumers with Internet vendors is afoot; winners and losers shall be anointed. The threats to physical retailing in an era of the “Internet of Goods” initially are described below. Adaptations by tenants, landlords, and stakeholders in urban centers will be required quickly, and new perspectives and partnerships, including those among local and regional governments, are instrumental if physical retail operations in municipal cores are to survive. The balance of this article describes these needs from the vantage point of each stakeholder; but this article argues that integrating information and communication ...


An Approach To The Regulation Of Spanish Banking Foundations, Miguel Martínez 2015 Universidad Pontificia de Comillas

An Approach To The Regulation Of Spanish Banking Foundations, Miguel Martínez

Miguel Martínez

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the legal framework governing banking foundations as they have been regulated by Spanish Act 26/2013, of December 27th, on savings banks and banking foundations. Title 2 of this regulation addresses a construct that is groundbreaking for the Spanish legal system, still of paramount importance for the entire financial system insofar as these foundations become the leading players behind certain banking institutions given the high interest that foundations hold in the share capital of such institutions.


Nature’S Law: The Evolutionary Origin Of Property Rights, Kathryn Loncarich 2015 Pace University

Nature’S Law: The Evolutionary Origin Of Property Rights, Kathryn Loncarich

Pace Law Review

This article contributes to the outline of the origin of property rights set forth by Professor Krier, by more fully analyzing the role of evolutionary biology in the development of property rights. This article focuses on the pre-political formation of property ownership and the initial formation of concepts of property and ownership. Expanding on Krier’s analysis, this article considers the implications of this evolutionary foundation on our modern property regime, particularly given the growing chasm between the wealthy on one side and the poor and middle-class on the other.

Part II discusses the growing disparity of wealth in America ...


Heir Property In The African American Community: From Promised Lands To Problem Lands, Roy W. Copeland 2015 Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University

Heir Property In The African American Community: From Promised Lands To Problem Lands, Roy W. Copeland

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

Abstract

African American landowners have been reluctant to take advantage of intergenerational succession laws which provide for an orderly transfer of property from one generation to the next. This reluctance has led to a prevalence of heir property. Heir property is created when a person dies intestate. Heir property has created an impediment to wealth accumulation and has contributed to African American land loss in America. Partition actions are a byproduct of heir property which has operated to accelerate the loss of real property in the African American community. The Uniform Partition of Heir Property Act provides for procedural safeguards ...


The Relationship Between Self-Determination And Client Outcomes Among The Homeless, Samuel M. Hanna 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

The Relationship Between Self-Determination And Client Outcomes Among The Homeless, Samuel M. Hanna

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This paper has attempted to determine if there is a significant relationship between self-determination and client outcomes among the homeless. The study has been based upon the conceptual framework set forth in Self-Determination Theory. The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between self-determination and client outcomes among the homeless. Using a data collection instrument, based on empirically validated instrumentation, clients from several homeless service providers in the City of San Bernardino were assessed for the level of self-determination and autonomy support they experience within these agencies. Outcome measures included such things as whether the client was going ...


The Governance Function Of Constitutional Property, Lynda L. Butler 2015 William & Mary Law School

The Governance Function Of Constitutional Property, Lynda L. Butler

Faculty Publications

Contemporary takings scholarship has devoted much attention to the problem of regulatory takings and has largely assumed that physical takings are resolved under a clear but simplistic per se rule. Under that rule, modern courts automatically find a physical taking whenever government action causes a permanent physical invasion of property, regardless of the context or the importance of the public interest. Applying this bright-line rule has proved to be difficult because it ignores the nuances of physical takings situations and the complexities of modern property arrangements. Should the physical takings concept apply to a rent control law that limits the ...


A Framework For Understanding Property Regulation And Land Use Control From A Dynamic Perspective, Donald J. Kochan 2015 Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

A Framework For Understanding Property Regulation And Land Use Control From A Dynamic Perspective, Donald J. Kochan

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

Our land use control system operates across a variety of multidimensional and dynamic categories. Learning to navigate within and between these categories requires an appreciation for their interconnected, dynamic, and textured components and an awareness of alternative mechanisms for achieving one’s land use control preferences and one’s desired ends. Whether seeking to minimize controls as a property owner or attempting to place controls on the land uses of another, one should take time to understand the full ecology of the system. This Article looks at four broad categories of control: (1) no controls, or the state of nature ...


Civil Asset Forfeiture In Massachusetts: A Flawed Incentive Structure And Its Impact On Indigent Property Owners, Andrew Crawford 2015 Boston College Law School

Civil Asset Forfeiture In Massachusetts: A Flawed Incentive Structure And Its Impact On Indigent Property Owners, Andrew Crawford

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

All fifty states and the federal government have civil asset forfeiture laws that enable law enforcement agencies to seize property that they suspect has been involved in the commission of a crime. Although there are many benefits to the system, there are also many flaws. The entire structure of the civil asset forfeiture system, at both the federal and state levels, creates incentives for abuse by law enforcement. This Note advocates for a series of changes to the current forfeiture law in Massachusetts, including requiring a heightened burden of proof, providing counsel to indigent property owners, and reforming the incentive ...


Mere Speculation: Overextending Carcieri V. Salizar In Big Lagoon Rancheria V. California, Christian Vareika 2015 Boston College Law School

Mere Speculation: Overextending Carcieri V. Salizar In Big Lagoon Rancheria V. California, Christian Vareika

Boston College Law Review

On January 21, 2014, in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California directing the State of California to negotiate with the Big Lagoon Rancheria toward the development of a gaming facility on the tribe’s trust lands. The issues in Big Lagoon arose from a collateral attack, long after land had been taken into trust and administrative and legal avenues to challenge that decision had expired. This Comment argues that the Ninth Circuit ...


Survey Of The Rights Of Receiverships To Sell Real Property, Baruch Kreiman 2015 Pepperdine University

Survey Of The Rights Of Receiverships To Sell Real Property, Baruch Kreiman

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

The focus of this article is on the abilities of the receiver and the restrictions put on him regarding his management of the property-- specifically, whether the receiver has the ability to sell the land free and clear of all liens, and, if so, under what circumstances and by what method. Part II gives an overview of the article, discusses the structures of receivership statutes in various jurisdictions, and further discusses receivership sales. Part III analyzes the statutory frameworks and caselaw from a selection of jurisdictions with regards to their treatment of receiverships and focuses on sales made by the ...


Judicial Treatment Of California’S Anti-Deficiency Legislation Section 580b: Is It Effective?, Cole F. Morgan 2015 Pepperdine University

Judicial Treatment Of California’S Anti-Deficiency Legislation Section 580b: Is It Effective?, Cole F. Morgan

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

Short sales of real property represent approximately a quarter of all homeowner transactions. Recently, short sales passed foreclosures as the preferred method in home sales due to the ease of sale. Coker v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., has ruled lenders of a purchase-money mortgage may not pursue a deficiency judgment after the short sale of a home. Essentially, this means after the sale is completed and the lender has obtained the proceeds from the sale, if there is a deficiency, they may not personally hold the borrower liable for the remaining debt of the mortgage. The ruling was ...


Aventura Management, Llc V. Spiaggia Ocean Condominium Association: Condominium Associations Beware, William C. Matthews 2015 University of Florida Levin College of Law

Aventura Management, Llc V. Spiaggia Ocean Condominium Association: Condominium Associations Beware, William C. Matthews

Florida Law Review

In late January 2013, the Third District Court of Appeal sent shockwaves throughout the real estate community with regards to condominium associations’ rights as unit owners. In AventuraManagement, LLC v. Spiaggia Ocean Condominium Association (Spiaggia), the appellate court interpreted Florida Statute § 718.1162 in an unprecedented way. The court held that if a condominium association takes title to a unit before the bank forecloses on a defaulting unit owner, the association is jointly and severally liable for all past due assessments with the previous owner that came due, up to the time of transfer of title.3 Condominium associations across ...


¿En Que Se Parecen Rodolfo Orellana Y La Mafia Que Trafica Con Terrenos Ajenos Al Proyecto De Ley Que Pretende Modificar El Articulo 2014° Cc? A Propósito De La Fe Pública Registral Frente A La Falsificación De Documentos Y Suplantación De Identidad, Alan A. Pasco Arauco 2015 Universidad San Marcos

¿En Que Se Parecen Rodolfo Orellana Y La Mafia Que Trafica Con Terrenos Ajenos Al Proyecto De Ley Que Pretende Modificar El Articulo 2014° Cc? A Propósito De La Fe Pública Registral Frente A La Falsificación De Documentos Y Suplantación De Identidad, Alan A. Pasco Arauco

Alan A. Pasco Arauco

No abstract provided.


La Metamorfosis Incoherente (¿E Inconstitucional?) Del Principio De Fe Pública Registral, Fort Ninamancco Córdova 2015 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

La Metamorfosis Incoherente (¿E Inconstitucional?) Del Principio De Fe Pública Registral, Fort Ninamancco Córdova

Fort Ninamancco Cordova

No abstract provided.


The Coming Wave Of Pretextually Profiteering Social Entrepreneurs: A Case Study At The Nexus Of Property And Civil Rights, David Groshoff 2015 College of William & Mary Law School

The Coming Wave Of Pretextually Profiteering Social Entrepreneurs: A Case Study At The Nexus Of Property And Civil Rights, David Groshoff

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

This Article builds on my prior publications employing case studies that serve as the prisms through which this Article applies a legal analysis to a newly trending problem in social entrepreneurship.

Specifically, this Article reviews the financial and property interests implicated when, in the milieu of an aging baby-boomer demographic likely to display decaying neurocognitive abilities, ostensibly socially beneficent limited liability companies (“LLCs”) pretextually pose as small businesses with a desire to serve people suffering from particular alleged mental disorders. In reality however, these brand-managed social entrepreneurs may represent conveniently detachable arms of integrated corporate enterprises that have hundreds of ...


Summary Of Branch Banking & Trust V. Windhaven & Tollway, Llc, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 20 (Apr. 30, 2015), Joseph Meissner 2015 Nevada Law Journal

Summary Of Branch Banking & Trust V. Windhaven & Tollway, Llc, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 20 (Apr. 30, 2015), Joseph Meissner

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined the proper interpretation of NRS 40.455(1), and applied it in a claim for a deficiency judgment following an out-of-state nonjudicial foreclosure. NRS 40.455(1) “does not require an out-of-state trustee’s sale to comply with NRS 107.080, nor does it preclude a deficiency judgment in Nevada when a nonjudicial foreclosure sale is conducted pursuant to the laws of another state.”


What Do You Do When The Contract Goes Breach; What Happens To The Buyer's Deposit On Cancellation, B. Casey Yim Esq. 2015 Murchison & Cumming

What Do You Do When The Contract Goes Breach; What Happens To The Buyer's Deposit On Cancellation, B. Casey Yim Esq.

B. Casey Yim Esq.

Many Real Estate transactions are cancelled, either by the buyer or seller. Sometimes the cancellation is due to a "breach" of the Real Estate Contract by seller or buyer. The next issue is what happens to the Buyer's "earnest money deposit"? The stated answer is in the contract itself, however, the wording of the language used may create more trouble than they are worth. This article describes the rights and liabilities of the parties to recover the deposit.


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