Tag Archives: Property

Massachusetts Homeowner Fights Adverse Possession Claim Filed by Commercial Property Owners

A poorly delineated property boundary in a densely populated neighborhood is a condition that often causes tension between neighbors.  This situation is what eventually led to the dispute between a business condominium association and a residential homeowner in a November … Continue reading

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Like-kind Exchanges Limited to Real Property

The IRS recently reminded taxpayers that like-kind exchanges are now generally only available for exchanges of real property.  This change was enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December of last year.  Now, exchanges of … Continue reading

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Legally Speaking: Questioning A New Intellectual Property Right For Press Publishers

Pamela SamuelsonThis article will be forthcoming in the March 2019 issue of Communications of the ACM, a computing professionals journal. The editors of Communications of the ACM have given permission for it to be pre-published for the Kluwer Copyright Blog. … Continue reading

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Avoiding an Un-Jolly End to the Holiday Fun: What Property Owners and Hosts Need to Know about Premises and Host Liability

The holiday season is a special time of year filled with visitors, get-togethers and mingling.  Most of us are already looking ahead to the joys of family and friends visiting, carolers, parties and yummy food aplenty.  Regrettably, the festivities of … Continue reading

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Commentary – End intellectual property

End intellectual property – Copyrights, patents and trademarks are all important, but the term ‘intellectual property’ is nonsensical and pernicious “There are four areas of US federal law linked under the rubric of ‘intellectual property’ that we ought to keep … Continue reading

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