Establishing Property Ownership by Possession

Most people come to own real estate the old fashion way: They buy the property from the owner. In exchange, they usually receive a deed conveying title to the property. But, a conveyance is not the only way to acquire real property. People also come to own real property by possessing the property for a…

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New Minnesota Trespass Case: Bad Smells v.s. Chemical Spray

Update (August 2, 2012): The Minnesota Supreme Court knocked a blow to mom and pop organic farmers yesterday in its ruling in  Johnson v. Paynesville Farmers Union Coop.  The Court disagreed with the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and affirmed the trial court’s ruling that pesticide overspray does not constitute trespass in Minnesota. 

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