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The Impact Of Cultural Heritage On Japanese Towns And Villages, Yuichiro Tsuji Dr. 2020 University of Tsukuba

The Impact Of Cultural Heritage On Japanese Towns And Villages, Yuichiro Tsuji Dr.

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

No abstract provided.


Responsible Energy Storage For A Renewable Electrical Grid, Matt Longacre 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Responsible Energy Storage For A Renewable Electrical Grid, Matt Longacre

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

No abstract provided.


Urban Growth, Low Impact Development, And Seattle's Stormwater Management System, Katherine Baals 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Urban Growth, Low Impact Development, And Seattle's Stormwater Management System, Katherine Baals

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

No abstract provided.


Who Owns Bitcoin? Private Law Facing The Blockchain, Matthias Lehmann 2020 University of Minnesota Law School

Who Owns Bitcoin? Private Law Facing The Blockchain, Matthias Lehmann

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology

No abstract provided.


Growing Pains: Using Racketeering Law To Protect Property Rights From State-Sanctioned Marijuana Operations, Marci J. Gracey 2020 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Growing Pains: Using Racketeering Law To Protect Property Rights From State-Sanctioned Marijuana Operations, Marci J. Gracey

Oklahoma Law Review

No abstract provided.


Chandra V. Schulte, 135 Nev. Adv. Op. 66 (December 26, 2019), Michael Desmond 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Chandra V. Schulte, 135 Nev. Adv. Op. 66 (December 26, 2019), Michael Desmond

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that (1) the spousal exception bars recovery from the Nevada Real Estate Education, Research and Recovery Fund (“Fund”) for fraud incurred during the period of the marriage and (2) where a spouse co-owned the defrauded property, the surviving spouse may not recover from the Fund.


Benko V. Quality Loan Serv. Corp. 135 Nev. Adv. Op. 64 (Dec. 26, 2019), Elizabeth Davenport 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Benko V. Quality Loan Serv. Corp. 135 Nev. Adv. Op. 64 (Dec. 26, 2019), Elizabeth Davenport

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court affirmed the district court’s order granting the motion to dismiss and determined that deed of trust trustees engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure would not be required to be licensed. The Court settled the conflicting provisions of NRS 107 governing the nonjudicial foreclosure process and NRS 649 governing agencies engaged in debt collection in Nevada by determining the comprehensive and specific scheme of NRS 107 for deed of trust trustees exercised authority over the generalized nature of NRS 649 governing debt collecting agency licensing requirements for nonjudicial foreclosures.Therefore, under NRS 107 deed of trust trustees are not required ...


Vegas United Inv. Series 105 V. Celtic Bank, 135 Nev. Adv. Op. 61 (December 19, 2019), Jordan Gregory Cloward 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Vegas United Inv. Series 105 V. Celtic Bank, 135 Nev. Adv. Op. 61 (December 19, 2019), Jordan Gregory Cloward

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 116 codifies the Uniform Common-Interest Ownership Act and outlines statutory regulations governing common-interest communities in Nevada. NRS Chapter 116 applies generally to all residential property owners’ associations (POAs) but does not automatically apply to nonresidential POAs. Nonresidential POAs may voluntarily elect to incorporate NRS Chapter 116 either in whole or in part. NRS Chapter 116 applies only to nonresidential POAs only to the extent expressly provided for by the incorporated statutory provisions.

Vegas United Investment Series 105, Inc. purchased a nonresidential property at a foreclosure sale pursuant to NRS § 116.3116. The conditions, covenants, and ...


Zoning For Families, Sara C. Bronin 2020 University of Connecticut

Zoning For Families, Sara C. Bronin

Indiana Law Journal

Is a group of eight unrelated adults and three children living together and sharing meals, household expenses, and responsibilities—and holding themselves out to the world to have long-term commitments to each other—a family? Not according to most zoning codes—including that of Hartford, Connecticut, where the preceding scenario presented itself a few years ago. Zoning, which is the local regulation of land use, almost always defines family, limiting those who may live in a dwelling unit to those who satisfy the zoning code’s definition. Often times, this definition is drafted in a way that excludes many modern ...


Do Legal Origins Predict Legal Substance?, Anu Bradford, Yun-chien Chang, Adam S. Chilton, Nuno Garoupa 2020 Columbia Law School

Do Legal Origins Predict Legal Substance?, Anu Bradford, Yun-Chien Chang, Adam S. Chilton, Nuno Garoupa

Faculty Scholarship

There is a large literature in economics and law suggesting that countries’ legal origins – whether a country’s legal regime was based on British common law or German, French, or Nordic civil law – profoundly impact a range of outcomes. However, the exact relationship between legal origins and legal substance has been disputed in the literature, and this relationship has not been fully explored with nuanced legal coding. We revisit this debate while leveraging extensive novel cross-country datasets that provide detailed coding of two areas of laws: property and antitrust. We find that having shared legal origins strongly predicts whether countries ...


Owning Geronimo But Not Elmer Mccurdy: The Unique Property Status Of Native American Remains, Alix Rogers 2019 Stanford Law School

Owning Geronimo But Not Elmer Mccurdy: The Unique Property Status Of Native American Remains, Alix Rogers

Boston College Law Review

This Article unifies two areas of legal scholarship that have not historically intersected. In the fields of biotechnology and the law, it is generally understood that human remains and many body parts are not objects of legal property. This general rule has a startling exception, which heretofore has gone unnoticed in the literature and relevant case law. The bodily remains of Native Americans were, and I argue, continue to be, objects of legal property. With the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (“NAGPRA”) Native American remains are classified as familial and tribal property. In ...


Empowering The Poor: Turning De Facto Rights Into Collateralized Credit, Steven L. Schwarcz 2019 Duke University School of Law

Empowering The Poor: Turning De Facto Rights Into Collateralized Credit, Steven L. Schwarcz

Notre Dame Law Review

The shrinking middle class and the widening gap between rich and poor threaten social and financial stability. Though sometimes identified as a problem of developing nations, the inability of the poor to obtain credit by using their de facto rights in property as collateral impedes upward mobility in nearly all countries, including the United States. Efforts to solve this problem have focused on trying to transform de facto rights into de jure title under property law. Those efforts have been unsuccessful because, among other reasons, property law is tightly bound to tradition and protecting vested ownership. This Article proposes an ...


Community Consequences Of Airbnb, Allyson E. Gold 2019 University of Washington School of Law

Community Consequences Of Airbnb, Allyson E. Gold

Washington Law Review

Short-term rental accommodations account for more than 20% of the United States lodging market, with annual sales now greater than those of nearly all legacy hotel brands. The rise of companies like Airbnb has created a booming market that provides affordable short-term rentals for travelers and new income for those with an extra couch, spare room, or even an unused home. However, while individual hosts and guests may benefit economically, the use of short-term rentals produces significant consequences for the surrounding community. Airbnb proliferation causes fewer affordable housing options, higher average asking rents, and erosion of neighborhood social capital. Due ...


Condominium Government And The Right To Live In The City, Douglas C. Harris 2019 Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia

Condominium Government And The Right To Live In The City, Douglas C. Harris

Faculty Publications

Condominium is an architecture of land ownership that produces separate, privately owned units within multi-unit developments. Condominium also constructs a form of private, democratic government, described as a fourth order of government, that acts beneath federal and provincial governments, and alongside municipal government, to govern owners and their property. This article considers a conflict between residential-unit owners and a commercial-unit owner within a condominium development in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Drawing from material produced in litigation, the article situates the dispute within its property and urban contexts to argue that condominium government requires attention, and not just for its impact ...


Shoring Up The Hear Act: Proposed Amendments To Federal Legislation Designed To Assist Heirs And Claimants Of Nazi-Looted Art, Alexander Hull 2019 Brooklyn Law School

Shoring Up The Hear Act: Proposed Amendments To Federal Legislation Designed To Assist Heirs And Claimants Of Nazi-Looted Art, Alexander Hull

Journal of Law and Policy

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi German forces executed a mass campaign of property confiscation, stealing as many as 600,000 pieces of art, including paintings, tapestries and sculptures from museums and private collections across Europe. It is estimated that some 300,000 pieces of art are still missing or are currently in the possession of someone other than the so-called “true” owner, based on reviews of Nazi documentation conducted by the Jewish Restitution Organization. While Nazi art looting has been regarded as “dehumanizing,” “self-advancing” and concomitant with the Nazi regime’s larger genocidal crusade, restitution in this context has been ...


Politics And Policy: Chinese Money And Its Impact On The Regulation Of Residential Property In The West, Seng Wei, Edward TI 2019 Singapore Management University

Politics And Policy: Chinese Money And Its Impact On The Regulation Of Residential Property In The West, Seng Wei, Edward Ti

Research Collection School Of Law

The narrative of Chinese real estate investors in some western jurisdictions reads like this: China has in recent decades, enjoyed burgeoning wealth creation across all strata in society. Chinese buyers are attracted to a ‘westernised’ education for their children, an agreeable and law-abiding civic society all whilst living in a clean and pleasant environment. Western real estate markets are seen as safe havens and bringing about portfolio diversification. This flood of Chinese wealth has impacted residential housing markets resulting in locals being outpriced. To combat unaffordability and housing shortages, governments have had no choice but to impose regulatory measures preventing ...


Virginia Uranium, Inc. V. Warren, Nyles G. Greer 2019 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at The University of Montana

Virginia Uranium, Inc. V. Warren, Nyles G. Greer

Public Land & Resources Law Review

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Atomic Energy Act did not preempt a Virginia law prohibiting uranium mining in the Commonwealth. The Court held that although the Act delegated substantial power over the nuclear life cycle to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, it offered no indication that Congress sought to strip states of their traditional power to regulate mining on private lands within their borders.


An Implied Cause Of Action Under The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Chris Sagers 2019 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

An Implied Cause Of Action Under The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Chris Sagers

Chris Sagers

This Note contends that consumers should have a private damages action under section 10. Part I discusses the method federal courts currently employ to determine whether a private cause of action should be recognized under a given federal statute. Part II applies this standard to section 10, and it argues that, although the federal courts currently exhibit a fairly restrictive attitude toward implication of remedies, an action should be implied under section 10 because the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA) was enacted at a time when Congress relied on a more permissive judicial implication doctrine. Finally, Part ...


Unlimited Liability For Banks: Deposits As Fraudulent Transfers, Katherine Zampas 2019 St. Mary's University

Unlimited Liability For Banks: Deposits As Fraudulent Transfers, Katherine Zampas

St. Mary's Law Journal

One of a trustee’s most valuable resources in bankruptcy proceedings is his avoidance powers. A trustee is charged with the duty to recover and recapture any property wrongfully removed from the estate by way of fraudulent transfer or preference. In some cases, a trustee has attempted to treat a debtor’s deposit into a bank account as a transfer, rendering it subject to his avoidance powers. Such a result will leave banks collaterally responsible as a transferee for a debtor’s conduct despite their lack of culpability and control over the funds.

The definition of transfer within the Bankruptcy ...


Property Beyond Exclusion, Lee Anne Fennell 2019 William & Mary Law School

Property Beyond Exclusion, Lee Anne Fennell

William & Mary Law Review

Property rights have long been associated with a simple and distinctive technology: exclusion. But technologies can become outdated as conditions change, and exclusion is no exception. Recent decades have featured profound changes that have made exclusion a less useful, less necessary, and more expensive way of regulating access to resources. This Article surveys the prospects for a post-exclusion understanding of real and personal property. It proceeds from the premise that property is built upon complementarities, the nature and scale of which have undergone seismic shifts. Physical boundaries and lengthy claims on resources are designed to group complementary elements together in ...


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