Cases and Materials on California Community Property

Author: Gail Boreman Bird

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314264909

Category: Law

Page: 712

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Traces the historical development of the community property concept. Also introduces basic classification principles, including limitations on the classification process. The remaining chapters deal with the consequences flowing from the classification of property as community or separate, including management and control rights and responsibilities, creditors' rights, and distribution of property on the termination of the community. Further ramifications and problems are explored in the notes to the cases.

Community Property in California

Author: Grace Ganz Blumberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874805

Category: Law

Page: 864

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Written by a recognized expert on community property and family law issues in California, Grace Ganz Blumberg's comprehensive casebook prepares students for the California bar examination and equips them for California practice in the areas of divorce, decedents--estates, and debtor-creditor law. Community Property in California carefully balances cases, notes, questions, and problems for student comprehension. Because community property is a relatively narrow subject involving the interplay of state legislation and case law, the casebook is structured to encourage students to develop and refine their analytic skills and to enable professors to guide their students in doing so. Comparative text puts California law into context by including references to the Uniform Marital Property Act and the marital property chapter of the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution. Key Features: Recent developments in the law of transmutation including In re Marriage of Valli, which extended the reach of the transmutation statutes to spousal transactions with third parties, overruling prior case law. Resolution of the good-faith issue in putative spouse doctrine: A putative spouse need only have a subjective good faith belief that she is married. Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc. Update on the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. Developments in judicial enforcement of the statutory disclosure rules at divorce.

Property

Author: Jesse Dukeminier,James E. Krier,Gregory S. Alexander,Michael S. Schill,Lior Jacob Strahilevitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454896507

Category: Law

Page: 1200

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Jesse Dukeminier’s trademark wit, passion, and human interest perspective has made Property, now in its Ninth Edition, one of the best—and best loved—casebooks of all time. A unique blend of authority and good humor, you’ll find a rich visual design, compelling cases, and timely coverage of contemporary issues. In the Ninth Edition, the authors have created a thoughtful and thorough revision, true to the spirit of the classic Property text. Key Benefits: A new chapter on the Intellectual Property/Property relationship, that gives students a taste of patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and trade secrets law. The chapter highlights the differences and similarities among the legal treatment of real, chattel, and intellectual property. A dynamic, two-color designed casebook that encompasses cases, text, questions, problems, examples and numerous photographs and diagrams. Extended coverage of major recent Supreme Court decisions, including Murr v. Wisconsin, Horne v. Department of Agriculture, and Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States.

Contemporary Family Law

Author: Douglas Abrams,Naomi Cahn,Linda Mcclain,Catherine Ross,David Meyer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101652

Category:

Page: 1280

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In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'

Cases and Materials on Sexuality, Gender Identity, and the Law

Author: Carlos Ball,Jane Schacter,William Rubenstein,Douglas NeJaime

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634604123

Category:

Page: 929

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This casebook on the law of sexual orientation and gender identity weaves interdisciplinary perspectives into the up-to-date coverage of a rapidly changing legal landscape. It provides comprehensive coverage of the range of legal issues concerning LGBT persons, along with scholarly commentary on these issues. It also covers issues of sexuality and gender more broadly. It addresses in depth many significant recent developments, including the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on marriage equality in Obergefell and Windsor, and the growing set of religious liberty claims asserted by opponents of LGBT equality measures. Gender identity issues are covered throughout the book.

Property

Examples & Explanations

Author: D. Barlow Burke,Joseph A. Snoe

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735570310

Category: Law

Page: 665

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The focused coverage of Examples & Explanations: Property, Third Edition , along with the proven Examples & Explanations format, which combines textual material with well-written examples, explanations, and questions that test the reader's understanding of the material covered, makes this text an invaluable means for helping students master the intricacies of property law. Among the features that have made this study aid a success: eminently clear and readable text six-part topical organization that matches the coverage of most first-year property courses and follows the organization of the best selling property casebook by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander & Schill rich pedagogy includes boldfaced legal terms and visual aids, such as charts and diagrams, especially for common-law estates--a topic that lends itself to diagrammatic presentation the authors address principal cases used in most leading casebooks skilled and experienced authorship by long-time teachers and scholars of property law New to the Third Edition: updated coverage of takings to include recent Supreme Court cases Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Kelo v. New London, and Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A. expanded introduction to trusts with clear and detailed descriptions of a trust, a grantor, a trustee, a life beneficiary, and a remainderman new substantive material added to coverage of: the recording acts the Third Restatement of Property concerning Servitudes (covenants and equitable servitudes) Private Nuisance--Chapter 27--adjacent and subjacent support updated coverage of the Rule Against Perpetuities many examples and explanations have been revised for greater clarity and effectiveness language in the text has been simplified where needed for even greater accessibility With its focused coverage, concise format, and problem-based format, Examples & Explanations: Property, Third Edition, continues to provide Property students with the help and confidence they need to master this difficult first-year course.

Admiralty

Cases and Materials

Author: Jo Desha Lucas,Randall D. Schmidt

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599414423

Category: Law

Page: 1306

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This casebook provides detailed information on admiralty and retains the basic structure and organization of the prior editions. The book provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point classroom discussion and study while including selected cases designed to illustrate the development of a body of law on a particular subject. Text and explanatory materials designed for law study accompany the cases. The structure and organization of the casebook provides flexibility so that the instructor can easily design an admiralty course that covers either the jurisdictional aspect of admiralty law, the substantive law of admiralty or both.

Gilbert Law Summaries, Corporations

Author: Jesse H. Choper

Publisher: Gilbert

ISBN: 9781634598828

Category:

Page: 410

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This outline clearly examines the full range of issues that arise in classes focused on business organizations. The central distinctions among business forms such as general and limited partnerships, limited liability corporations as well as close and public corporations. Both federal and state statutes that regulate the affairs of corporations are examined. The legal requirements for their formation, operation and management. Also includes shareholders' right to inspect records, shareholders' suits, capitalization, dividends, redemption of shares, fundamental changes in corporate structure, and applicable conflict of laws principles. Contemporary practices and legal provisions addressing corporate governance are described. Special attention is given to the fiduciary obligations of owners and managers as well as the governance rights of shareholders. The materials provide detailed coverage of the federal provisions addressing proxy solicitations, insider trading, disclosure requirements and the scope of the anti-fraud provision Rule 10b-5. The outline provides comprehensive treatment of a wide range of mergers and acquisition issues including the procedural requirements to effect acquisitions, the fiduciary obligations to defend and transfer control, and the intricate case law surrounding self-dealing acquisitions.

Trial & Error: For the defense

Author: Arthur W. Campbell

Publisher: Poetic Matrix Press

ISBN: 0978959744

Category: Law

Page: 118

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Campbell opens to the public a level of lawyering seldom revealed in conventional media: the painstaking process by which attorneys build cases for clients, sometimes against hopeless odds, witness by witness, motion by motion, point by point, always alert for unplanned developments that can win or sink the case. (Legal Reference/Law Profession)

Modern Family Law

Cases and Materials

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874708

Category: Law

Page: 992

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Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception.

Community Property

Keyed to Courses Using Bird's California Community Property

Author: Casenote Legal Briefs,Aspen Publishers

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735585903

Category: Law

Page: 131

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For over two decades, Casenote Legal Briefs have helped hundreds of thousands of students prepare for classes and exams year after year with unparalleled results. Known throughout the law school community as high-quality legal study aids, Casenotes popular series of legal briefs are the most comprehensive legal briefs available today. With over 100 Casenotes published today in all key areas, ranging from Administrative Law to Wills, Trusts, and Estates each and every Casenote offers: professionally written briefs of the cases in your casebook coverage that is accurate and up-to-date editor's analysis explaining the relevance of each case to the course coverage built on decades of experience the highest commitment to quality

Constitutional Law

Cases in Context

Author: Randy E. Barnett,Josh Blackman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454892889

Category: Law

Page: 1744

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Constitutional Law: Cases in Context, Third Edition places primary emphasis on how constitutional law has developed since the Founding, its key foundational principles, and recurring debates. By providing both cases and context, it conveys the competing narratives that all lawyers ought to know and all constitutional practitioners need to know. Teachable, manageable, class-sized chunks of material are suited to one-semester courses or reduced credit configurations. Generous case excerpts make the text flexible for most courses. Cases are judiciously supplemented with background readings from various sources. Innovative study guide questions presented before each case help students focus on the salient issues, challenging them to consider the court’s opinions from various perspectives, and suggesting comparisons or connections with other cases. Key Benefits: Revised doctrinal areas with newer cases. Updated background contextual material to reflect current scholarship. A highly accessible and engaging structure that examines the competing narratives that pervade the development of American constitutional law since the founding. Related cases are grouped together into “assignments” and make for a reasonable amount of reading for each topic. A wealth of photographs, maps, and primary documents to bring the cases to life.

Constitutional Law

Cases in Context, Second Edition, 2017 Supplement

Author: Randy E. Barnett,Josh Blackman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454882476

Category: Law

Page: 263

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Constitutional Law: Cases in Context 2017 Supplement

Evidence

A Structured Approach

Author: David P. Leonard,Victor J. Gold,Gary C. Williams

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487886X

Category: Law

Page: 912

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Evidence: A Structured Approach offers a unique, structured approach facilitates learning and motivates students to prepare for class. One Federal Rule of Evidence introduces each section, followed by text explaining the background, rationale, and details of the rule. The text includes numerous diagrams as visual aids to learning and short transcripts that illustrate how the rules are applied in the courtroom. The authors emphasize the rules over cases, but include edited versions of some judicial opinions, including the seminal cases that every lawyer should know. The heart of the “structured approach” is the Questions for Classroom Discussion, which follow the narrative explanation for each rule. These questions consist of simple hypothetical cases allowing for a step-by-step analysis of each rule. Because students know what will be the focus of class discussion, they quickly learn that preparation pays off. The book’s website allows students to download the questions directly into their notes before class, freeing students to spend more time listening and thinking while in class.

California Community Property

Author: Charlotte K. Goldberg

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9780735589834

Category: Law

Page: 325

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Using the Examples & Explanations pedagogy and FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)--an original tool for understanding the complexities of California Community Property--Charlotte Goldberg presents an effective and timely overview of California's community property system. FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)--a class-tested, unique tool for determining, under California law, whether marital property is to be considered community or separate property The FITS acronym helps students to understand the roles that funds, intentions, and titles play in characterizing property as either separate or community the proven-effective Examples & Explanations pedagogy combines straightforward introductions with well-written examples and explanations that apply concepts, reinforce learning, and test understanding of material covered meticulous treatment of joint titles and reimbursement, featuring examples thoroughly illustrating all possible scenarios, including retroactivity coverage of tangible and intangible property, such as businesses, educational degrees, goodwill, and pensions premarital agreements and recent amendments to the Premarital Agreement Act Updated throughout and with many new examples, the Second Edition features: major developments regarding retroactivity of the Family Code--affecting premarital agreements, fiduciary duty, and domestic partnerships several new cases clarifying premarital agreements and fiduciary duty new case decision regarding celebrity goodwill coverage of Family Code 4 and 2640(c) Designed and written for the needs of students, Examples & Explanations: California Community Property, now in a Second Edition, combines the time-tested E&E pedagogy with a class-tested tool of analysis that makes an enormous difference in the depth and quality of students' understanding of California community property law.

Administrative Law

A Casebook

Author: Bernard Schwartz,Roberto L. Corrada

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 865

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Through four editions, the late Bernard Schwartz's clear and accessible casebook has illuminated a path through the intricacies of Administrative Law for both students and instructors. Now, under the direction of Roberto L. Corrada (2000 winner of the prestigious Carnegie fellowship for teaching), Administrative Law: A Casebook returns in a revised, refined, and updated new edition. As in previous editions, this exemplary casebook emphasizes the basic principles of administrative law in an accessible fashion: concise and practical, it covers key topics in just seven chapters clear and straightforward, it was written with students in mind arranged chronologically, it mirrors the course of procedure in actual practice organized for flexibility, it begins with an overview of administrative law and its agencies addressing state law issues, in addition to standard federal topics, it gives students valuable exposure to the arena where most administrative law issues come up In the new edition, changes, revisions, and improvements for an up-to-date portrait of administrative law, including new coverage of the Office of Independent Counsel and Morrison v. Olson FDA v. Brown & Williamson, the decision holding that the FDA does not have the right to regulate the tobacco industry agency regulation of cyberspace and the Electronic Freedom of Information Act new coverage of the doctrine of non-delegation and EPA v. ATA Plus, revised and expanded coverage of standing issues, welfare reform, and the Chevron doctrine and its increasing importance today

Family Law

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135992584

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book provides a stimulating, carefully planned introduction to the key issues and debates within family law from some of the leading authorities within their field. It is designed both as a self standing book focusing on the key issues in the subject, and as a supplement to more detailed textbooks on the subject. It is essential reading for anybody studying or practising in the field of family law. Each chapter is concerned with one of the main areas of family law (such as adoption, domestic violence, marrriage and divorce), and covers a range of themes, including the public/private divide, balancing the interests of family members, moral values and family law, cost and the legal system, and the enforcement of family law. The book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the debates on family law, and the difficult social and political issues which these have raised.

Real Property in a Nutshell

Author: Roger Bernhardt,Ann Burkhart

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634599207

Category:

Page: 581

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This concise work discusses most rules covered in real property casebooks. The text is divided into three sections. Part One provides an overview of property interests by covering lost v. mislaid v. abandoned property, adverse possession, gifts, common law estates, future interests, landlord-tenant law, concurrent ownership, marital property rights, easements, profits, licenses, real covenants, and equitable servitudes. Part Two covers conveyancing, including real estate brokers, contracts of sale, deeds, recording, title insurance, and mortgages. Part Three covers a variety of property rights and liabilities, including airspace, water rights, the right to support, agreed boundaries, fixtures, trespass, nuisance, and land use regulation.