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When What You Got Isn’t What You Bought: Legal issues with seller nondisclosure or misrepresentation – Part 2 of 4

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, August 3, 2017. In this series, we have been discussing the complexity of real estate purchases. This is part two of the four-part series. Buyers in Idaho need to accomplish their own due diligence and only in one-to four unit residential transactions do Idaho statutes alter the common law that requires the…

When What You Got Isn’t What You Bought: Legal issues arising in real estate transactions – Part 1 of 4

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, August 2, 2017. Buying a house or other real property is often one of the highlights of American life. The home can represent not just a stable foundation for a family’s life, but also can be a key part of future financial planning. Purchasing real property for a home or other purpose…

Cracks in the Shield: Tribal sovereign immunity in real property disputes

By Greg George, Attorney Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, [June 20, 2017]. As most landowners know, boundary-line disputes can be a significant risk in owning real property. This is especially true when you buy property outside of platted subdivisions. Such property may not have been surveyed, or old survey pins may have retreated into the ground never…

Coeur d’Alene Tribal Water: All rights reserved?

By Matthew Blanksma, Legal Intern** Coeur d’Alene, ID — June 12, 2017. If you own, use, or are thinking of acquiring property in North Idaho, you may be affected by an Idaho Court’s recent ruling in the Coeur d’Alene Spokane River Basin Adjudication. The water right you buy with that property may be affected by…

You Bought It, But Can You Build on It?

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, May 18, 2017. Imagine: you’ve saved up diligently for years and are now ready to buy that picturesque land out in the country you’ve been yearning for. You make your down payment, sign the papers, get the loan, and everything checks out at closing. Success! Now it’s time to start building that…

Are You Losing Your Easement?

By Art Macomber, Attorney Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, May 10, 2017. Have you ever considered that if your neighbor doesn’t pay his property taxes and the county or city takes the property you could lose your easement and not be able to drive home for dinner? This is a question now before the Idaho State Supreme…

Advocate Article: Could Idaho Utilize ‘Cap n’ Trade’ for its Water Pollution?

Published in the Idaho State Bar Advocate Magazine, June/July 2016. by Gregory M. George Recent years have seen a raft of new ideas on how to reduce pollution of air and water. Most people have heard of the “cap-and-trade” policy proposed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.1 Similar ideas to reduce water pollution, however, have…

Advocate Article: Prescriptive Rights: Vested Before Judgment, or Contingent?

Published in the Idaho State Bar Advocate Magazine September 19, 2013 by: Arthur B. Macomber, Member, Real Property Section, Idaho State Bar. Synopsis: This article discusses Idaho law defining prescriptive or adverse possession claims as vested rights that a title owner of record has to “recover,” instead of rights contingent on quiet title adjudication.[1] With the 2006 change…

From The Panhandle Into The Adjudication Fire

NOTE: The Idaho law in this article was current as of the date of its publication in 2007. Synopsis This article will provide a comparison of the North Idaho Adjudication (NIA) with the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA), an overview of the adjudication process, and potential NIA issues. Introduction In 2006, the Idaho State Legislature…

Coeur d’Alene Spokane River Basin Adjudication (“CSRBA”) Basinwide Issues in North Idaho

NOTE: The Idaho law in this article was current as of the date of its publication in 2009. Synopsis The Idaho Water Adjudication Court (“the Court”) has the power to declare the existence of basinwide issues for the purpose of adjudicating matters affecting large numbers of water rights holders. As that Court continues the Coeur…