property

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Provision in a lease agreement that releases the tenant from paying rent if an act of God makes occupancy impossible or otherwise precludes the property from being used.

See alsoAbatement
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Overview

Adverse possession is a doctrine under which a person in possession of land owned by someone else may acquire valid title to it, so long as certain common law requirements are met, and the adverse possessor is in possession for a sufficient...

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An interest in property is alienable if it may be conveyed by one individual to another individual. In general, and by common law, private property is alienable. The classical restraint on alienation was the fee tail, which required its owner to pass...

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A pair of remainders that have opposite conditions precedent.

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The relative of a particular individual from whom that individual is descended directly.

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Heidi Ahlborn suffered severe, permanently disabling injuries in a 1996 car accident. Ahlborn v. Arkansas Dep't of Human Services, 397 F.3d 620, 622 (8th Cir. 2005). She sought and received roughly $215,000 in medical benefits through Arkansas's...

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When a particular individual that holds a future interest is alive and may be identified. The heirs of a person who is still alive are unascertained.

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One who receives a bailed article. See bailment.

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Fictional plot of land often used by legal scholars in discussions of real property law.

See Whiteacre (related).

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In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a state police officer pulled petitioner Terrence Byrd over for violating a state driving law. United States v. Byrd at 2. The police officer, eventually accompanied by another officer, found that Byrd was driving a rental...

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