Property

Property signifies dominion or right of use, control, and disposition which one may lawfully exercise over things, objects, or land. One of the basic dividing lines between property is that between real property and personal property. Generally, the term "real property" refers to land. Land, in its general usage, includes not only the face of the earth but everything of a permanent nature over or under it. This is FindLaw's collection of Real and Personal Property articles, part of the Business Operations section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Property Articles
    • Transferable Employee Stock Options
      Employee stock options often represent a significant portion of an executive's net worth. This may be particularly true for executives working for technology or other emerging growth companies, due to the prevalence of stock options in these ...

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    • Update: Lead Paint Litigation In New York
      This newsletter provides an update, as of July 3, 1996, on our continuing coverage of lead paint litigation. There were numerous reported developments since our January update, including a landmark decision on liability from the New York Court of ...

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    • U.S.-Canada Outsourcing: A Canadian Perspective
      Canada has become a significant player in the global outsourcing market. Geographic proximity to the United States, political stability and similarities in laws, language and business culture have contributed to Canada 's emergence as a primary ...

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    • Using Stock To Exercise Options
      With a stock-for-stock option exercise, the option holder pays the option exercise price by delivering (either by physical delivery or by attestation) previously-owned shares of Company stock with a value equal to the option exercise price. By ...

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    • Treasury Department Issues Guidance under IRC Section 409A in Notice 2005-1
      On October 22, 2004, President Bush signed into law the American Jobs Creation Act (the "Act"). The Act created Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code") that provides material changes to the tax treatment of nonqualified ...

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    • Trends in Plumbing Leak and Foundation Damage Claims Under Commercial Property Policies
      The past few years have seen an increase in property insurance claims involving cosmetic and foundation damage caused by plumbing leaks under commercial property policies. The vast majority of published opinions in Texas on the issue involve ...

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    • Trends in Polish Mortgage Banking Law
      The Law on Mortgage Bonds and Mortgage Banks of August 26, 1997 (the "Mortgage Bank Law") contains several new concepts which should be of interest to real estate investors in Poland. Foremost among these concepts are the establishment of mortgage ...

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    • Wastewater Impact Fees: A Recent Ruling with National Implications
      The threat of legal challenges related to wastewater and water rate making has become a reality for many utility professionals across the nation. Traditionally, the preponderance of these lawsuits were triggered by cost-of-service disputes ...

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    • Water-Related Projects: Catching The Wave
      The recent efforts of France's Vivendi SA to acquire U.S. Filter Corp in a multi-billion dollar transaction, as well as the announced spin-off of Enron Corp.'s Azurix, made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic as harbingers of increased ...

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    • Usury: Class Action
      General Electric Capital Corp. v. London Communications, Inc., No. 05-96-01744-CV, 1997 WL 403258 (Tex. App. -- Dallas July 18, 1997). USURY - CLASS ACTION - London Communications sued Rentelco, a subsidiary of General Electric Capital, for usury ...

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