property law

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Petitioner S.D. Warren Company (“Warren”), a subsidiary of South African Pulp and Paper, owns and operates five hydroelectric dam projects on the Presumpscot River in Cumberland County, Maine. S.D. Warren Company v. Maine Board of Environmental...

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See Rule in Shelley's Case.

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Definition

A taking is when the government seizes private property for public use.

Overview

A taking can come in two forms. The taking may be physical, which means that the government literally takes the property from its owner). Or the taking may...

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A tenancy in common (TIC) is one of three types of concurrent estates (defined as an estate that has shared ownership, in which each owner owns a share of the property). The other two types are a joint tenancy and a tenancy by the entirety. A...

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Definition

Trespass is defined by the act of knowingly entering another person’s property without permission.

Overview

For the definition of trespass, the "knowingly entering" requirement refers to the actor's knowledge of the literal act of...

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Overview

The law of unfair competition is primarily comprised of torts that cause economic injury to a business through a deceptive or wrongful business practice. Unfair competition can be broken down into two broad categories:

unfair...
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Also referred to as affirmative waste. In property law, refers to overt and willful acts of destruction that lead to the drop in value of a piece of property by harming the property or depleting natural resources available on the property. As a general...

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