Court Has Flexibility In Boundary Disputes [By John H. Patton]

Sometimes neighbors get into disputes about rights along their boundaries. These can encompass all manner of issues, from determining the exact boundary (usually by survey); to quarrels about views, trees, and landscaping; to disagreement about access and easement rights; to debate over the use and ownership of encroaching structures.

When is Final Really Final? – First National Mortgage Company v. Federal Realty Investment Trust [By Randy Sullivan]

When real estate negotiations turn hot, offers and counter-offers move quickly, often with more focus on the terms of the transactions than the legal niceties. That can be an expensive mistake, as one developer found recently when a ‘Final Proposal’ morphed into a binding deal.

Court Confirms Real Estate Brokers Are Not Personally Liable for Acts of Corporation [By Randy Sullivan]

California Real Estate Brokers can breathe a little easier now that the courts have reaffirmed that if they have properly incorporated, ordinarily they will not be personally liable for the acts committed by corporate employees or agents.