Case Studies

Servitude Issue – Joan Brunson, et al. v. Crown Brake, LLC et al.

On June 19, 2019, the Third Circuit issued an opinion in favor of Harlan Law Firm’s clients. Joan Brunson, et al. v. Crown Brake, LLC, et al., No. 18-994. In this case, the Brunsons purchased a six-acre tract and began building a large home on it. Subsequently, Crown Brake purchased… Read More

Encumbrance – Resolution of Error in Legal Description of Mortgage

In Avoyelles Parish, the Twelfth Judicial District Court rendered judgment in favor a national financial institution that the firm represents correcting a substantial issue with a Mortgage. In the case, the legal description attached to the Mortgage only encumbered one parcel of property when, in fact, it should have encumbered… Read More

Ownership Disputes – Dual Assessment Leading to Competing Title

In St. Tammany Parish, Harlan Law Firm obtained a Judgment in favor of its client vindicating ownership of multiple adjacent tracts of land. In the case, the former owner of the tracts (the client’s father) had the Assessor consolidate all of the tracts under a single omnibus assessment number. Unfortunately,… Read More

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