A Blog about Real Estate, How it Can Be Damaged, and Disputes Over its Transfer
This blog is a personal blog written to discuss legal issues affecting Georgia property, and how it is damaged, transferred, and fought over. I write this partly to keep abreast of the law, and partly to offer a forum for my writing. In order to find content, I often analyze Georgia Supreme Court decisions. I try to update this blog as I can, but writing is a time consuming process.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Settlement of Property Disputes Requires Consent to Terms
In a recent case involving a dispute over a property line, the Georgia Supreme Court vacated a consent judgment entered by the court. The supreme court found that getting permits from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was a condition of the agreement. Allen v. Sea Gardens Seafood, Inc., Case No. S111912 (March 19, 2012). The trial court's decision to delete this condition as part of the settlement negated the settlement agreement because the supreme court found the parties had agreed on the allegedly unfulfilled condition.