For those of you who are members of the ABA, here's a tangible member benefit.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, tune in for a free webinar, "Rails-to-Trails and the Impact of Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States." The program is sponsored by the Real Property, Trusts & Estates Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group.
Here are the details:
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ABA-RPTE Professors’ Corner - A FREE monthly webinar featuring a panel of law professors, addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates
This is a One Hour WEBINAR
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12:30 pm Eastern / 11:30 am Central / 10:30 am Mountain / 9:30 am Pacific
Register online here.
March’s Program: “Rails-to-Trails and the Impact of Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States”
Professors’ Corner is a monthly webinar (on the second Wednesday of each month) featuring a panel of law professors, discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars.
- Professor Danaya C. Wright, University of Florida Levin College of Law
- Professor Michael Allan Wolf, University of Florida Levin College of Law
On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brandt Revocable Trust v. U.S., involving the interpretation of the General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875. The case involved a railroad right of way obtained in 1908, crossing land conveyed by the U.S. to the Brandt family in a 1976 land patent that did not specify what would happen if the railroad later relinquished its right of way (which occurred some years later). In the case, the U.S. sought to quiet title to the abandoned right of way, including the portion that crossed the land conveyed by the Brandt patent. Reversing the Tenth Circuit, which had affirmed a grant of summary judgment for the U.S., the Supreme Court held that the right of way was only an easement and was extinguished when the railroad abandoned it. The decision has already created some substantial consternation regarding its potential impact on the Rails-to-Trails movement and recreational trail development along abandoned rail corridors.