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Cases and Text on Property

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Sixth Edition

Susan French
Professor of Law Emerita
UCLA School of Law

Gerald Korngold
Professor of Law
New York Law School

2015. Approximately 1,000 pages. ISBN: 9781454825005. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

This completely revised and streamlined Sixth Edition of Cases and Text on Property is smart, compact, and thoughtful. The carefully selected and edited cases and problems give students what they need to learn about Property law in the 21st Century, including substantial coverage of intellectual property, modern servitudes law, common interest communities, and constitutional limits on governmental power to acquire and regulate property in addition to ample coverage of traditional Property subjects.

Key Features of the New Edition
• A new beginning chapter that introduces basic terminology and ideas about property and three causes of action that vindicate rights to possess, use, and enjoy property: trespass, nuisance, and conversion.
• A substantially revised chapter on Intellectual Property that includes Keller v. Electronic Arts, Inc. (right of publicity), American Broadcasting Cos. Inc. v. Aereo Inc. (copyright), Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. v. Tobari, Inc. (nominative fair use of trademarks) as well as the latest Supreme Court cases on patentable subject matter:  Bilski v. Kappos, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. The chapter also includes the latest on the first sale and patent exhaustion doctrines, including Bowman v. Monsanto.
• Updated chapters on Landlord Tenant and the Real Estate Transaction with new cases.
• A new chapter on the Takings Clause combines material on public use and regulatory takings. Cases that have been added include Kelo v. City of New London, Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Dep’t of Environmental Protection, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States, Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., and Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.
• By judicious use of notes and ruthless editing, the authors have cut 400 pages from the previous edition without sacrificing the breadth or thoroughness of the materials, except for zoning, which has been left to the upper class curriculum.
• This 6th Edition is well-suited for a 4-unit Property course, but also has sufficient material that it can readily be adapted for a 5- or 6-unit course. Most of the 5th Edition cases that have been cut will be available on the companion website along with supplemental materials.