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Legal System Identification, Trespassing and Easements Law

Your team is working as a legal team in a mid-size law firm. Your supervisor, a partner in the firm, has been approached by Mr. Al Jones, a land developer and very important client, with the following legal situation:

Mr. Jones's projects include some of the largest residential subdivisions within the City. While Mr. Jones' business was developing the infrastructure of its newest and largest subdivision, the City discovered an easement for a city utility line on the subdivision that did not belong to Mr. Jones. The owner of the property where the utility easement is located also discovered the error. The City is threatening to close down the subdivision and Mr. Jones's business, and is threatening to sue Mr. Jones for fraud against a municipality. The adjacent property owner is also threatening to sue the client for damages to his property and for trespassing. The adjacent property owner is a citizen of Switzerland. Your supervisor wants your legal team to identify and analyze the client's legal situation and present to him an internal memorandum that assesses the situation and describes how the law firm can help.

The partner wants your legal team to address each of the following:
1) The court(s) that may have jurisdiction over the situation. Explain
2) Identify the stages and processes for reviewing the situation in civil court. Explain

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Legal System Identification, Comparison, and Analysis Memorandum

Please first help me understand what easement is. Your team is working as a legal team in a mid-size law firm. Your supervisor, a partner in the firm, has been approached by Mr. Al Jones, a land developer and very important client, with the following legal situation:

Mr. Jones's projects include some of the largest residential subdivisions within the City. While Mr. Jones' business was developing the infrastructure of its newest and largest subdivision, the City discovered an easement for a city utility line on the subdivision that did not belong to Mr. Jones. The owner of the property where the utility easement is located also discovered the error. The City is threatening to close down the subdivision and Mr. Jones's business, and is threatening to sue Mr. Jones for fraud against a municipality. The adjacent property owner is also threatening to sue the client for damages to his property and for trespassing. The adjacent property owner is a citizen of Switzerland. Your supervisor wants your legal team to identify and analyze the client's legal situation and present to him an internal memorandum that assesses the situation and describes how the law firm can help.

An easement is a property right that may not be violated; it is also called equitable servitude and is a right to use the land of another for a special ...

Solution Summary

Ths solution-guides will provide the student with sufficient background information on easements, jurisdiction and reviewing the process in civil court so the student can put together their own assignment. This solution is 786 words.

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