This section contains all the casenotes published in our monthly newsletter, Casenotes & Underwriters' Bulletin, plus additional case law the ATG Underwriting Department identifies as noteworthy for ATG member agents.

03/09/2016 - 1:51pm

Summary: The Illinois Supreme Court recognized that an engineering company was entitled to a mechanics lien on property where the company surveyed, drafted and recorded a plat of subdivision, because the services constituted an improvement on the property.

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02/24/2016 - 4:46pm

Summary: The circuit court properly exercised its discretion under Wis. Stat. § 860.13 by approving a sale of real property owned by an estate to one of the estate’s personal representatives and her son.

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In re Estate of Stevens, 362 Wis.2d 484, 864 N.W....

02/24/2016 - 1:20pm

Summary: Claimant failed to establish adverse possession of the lane because the lane was not under his exclusive control.


Corn v. Corn, 24 N.E.3d 987 (Ind.App. 2015).


Facts:  The Corn family was successor in interest to land in Wabash County. The land was divided...

02/22/2016 - 4:26pm

Summary: Failure of general contractor to provide correct sworn affidavits upon request of the property owner precluded the general contractor's recovery on its mechanics lien claim.

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Pyramid Development, LLC v. Dukane Precast, Inc., 2014 IL App (2d)...

01/20/2016 - 12:40pm

Summary: Transfer on Death Property Act applies retroactively to promissory note that contained a transfer on death provision.


In re Estate of Rupley, 18 N.E.3d 291 (Ind. App. 2014).


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Facts: In March 2006, Charles A. Rupley and...