Co-author Rusty Tucker
Bell v. Midway Petroleum Grp., L.P., was a trespass to try title action, suit to quiet title for possession of a land, and a counterclaim for title by adverse possession. There are several …
- A Mother Hubbard Clause can save a deed in which the property description fails to satisfy the Statute of Frauds.
- Testimony to establish adverse possession must be of such character as to indicate unmistakably an assertion of a claim of exclusive ownership in the occupant.
- Where there is a claim for adverse possession, an overly agressive party risks paying the oppoent’s attorney’s fees.
- Before you head off to the courthouse for vindication, remember that the complexity of legal and factual issues is wholly unrelated to the amount in controversy. We say that because this dispute seems like a lot of work for less than an acre of land.