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Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee

The TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee provides many opportunities for its members to publish, present, sponsor and attend regional events, and develop lasting professional relationships within and beyond your practice area.

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Fair Court Funding Task Force

For many years, the federal and state court systems have been under attack from ever-increasing budget cuts resulting in a crisis of severe underfunding. Such underfunding threatens the ability of our courts to provide access to justice not only for the protection of our constitutional rights, but also the day-to-day resolution of criminal, civil and domestic relations matters. The Fair Court Funding Task Force has created a Toolkit intended to help you better understand the problem and urge you to take action in helping to resolve this fair funding crisis.

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California Court of Appeal Clarifies Rules For Equitable and Prescriptive Easements

California Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling in Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P., (2018) 22 Cal.App.5th 1020 [232 Cal.Rptr.3d 247, 250], reh’g denied (May 1, 2018) (Hansen), addressing the “innocence” element of an equitable easement analysis, the “contributory negligence” of the person opposing an equitable easement, and whether a prescriptive easement can be granted for a permanent structure.