VOLUME 11 | NUMBER 7 | JULY 2016
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Introductory Comment
Recent Cases
Real Property Executive Committee:


Susan J. Booth

First Vice Chair
Caroline Dreyfus

Second Vice Chair
Claire Hervey-Collins

Eric Altoon

Misty Sanford  

Immediate Past Chair
Brant Dveirn  

Barristers Liaison
Christopher Bordenave

Section Administrator
Fatima Jones



Nedra E. Austin
Janna Boelke
James Earle
George Fatheree
Robert T. Flick
Daniel L. Goodkin
Owen P. Gross
Marybeth Heydt
Teresa Y. Hillery
Ben Howell
Laurence L. Hummer
Trudi Lesser
Kyle B. Marks
Beth Peterson
Linda E. Spiegel
Kelsey M. Thayer
Loretta Thompson
Seth Weissman



Michael Bayard
Norm Chernin
Peter Gelles
Byron Hayes
Gordon Hunt
Bryan Jackson
Michael Klein
Mark Lamken
Gregg Loubier
Victor Marmon
O'Malley Miller
Donald Nanney
Gytis Nefas
James Richman
Ronald Silverman
Sarah Spyksma
Theresa Tate
Timothy Truax
Richard Volpert
Ira Waldman,
Pamela Westhoff
Norma Williams
Paula Reddish Zinneman


Commercial Development and Leasing
Marcia Gordon
Construction Law
Donna Kirkner
Jane Hinton
General Real Property
Rachel Sanders
Land Use Planning & Environmental Law
Brandon Ward
Title Insurance
Zi Lin


Introductory Comment

The Real Property Subsections are in the process of planning educational programs to help you stay on the cutting edge of real property issues. If you have a particular topic in mind, do not hesitate to reach out to the respective Subsection Chair.

Although our 18th Annual Real Property Installation & Awards Dinner has come and gone, these beautiful pictures will be around for a lifetime.
Link to pictures

Teresa Y. Hillery
Editor, Real Property Section Newsletter
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Recent Cases
- Groundwater Rights -

Quantification of prescriptive loss is not necessary to quiet title to groundwater rights. Trial court did all that was required when it declared that landowners' overlying rights were superior to the rights of all appropriators, except for the prescriptive rights proved in the trial court proceedings.

City of Santa Maria v. Adam - filed June 24, 2016, Sixth District
Cite as 2016 S.O.S. 3059
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Check out our Archive of Past Issues for more real property cases.


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