Adverse possession was one of the only real property subjects I could tolerate. But every time I read a case, I just could not help but wonder, “who actually would leave their house?” Enter the Housing Crisis of 2008, and homes became the proverbial hot potato with people trying to pass the keys.
Enter Kenneth Robinson, a man who purchased a $300k Texas home for $16. Say what?! The owners of this beautiful home in Flower Mound Texas “abandoned” their home when it went into foreclosure. Mr. Robinson moved in this home as a squatter and began researching his rights under the nifty little doctrine of adverse possession. He believes that his action will prevail under Texas’ adverse possession law.
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Strippers all over Iowa have been shaking in their platform boots this week as a loophole in the state’s public indecent exposure law that allows nude dancing at “art centers” has come under attack. The would-be-Sodom-and-Gomorrah at the center of the legal debate is the 1,200-person town of Hamburg, where just last week, the 17-year-old niece of the town sheriff “climbed up on stage at Shotgun Geniez…and stripped off her clothing.” After this unfortunate episode, the venue’s owner, Clarence Judy, was charged with violating the state’s public indecency law.
Though it’s unclear what exactly “Shotgun Geniez” means or sells, Judy’s attorney explained that “dance has been considered one of the arts, as is sculpture, painting and anything else like that,” clarifying that “what Clarence has is a club where people can come and perform.” Silencing any doubters, the lawyer further noted that “the club has a gallery selling collectible posters and other art, and it provides patrons with sketch pads.” Which they presumably use to…sketch pictures of the naked dancing strippers gyrating in front of them. [AP]