Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rural neighbors and property disputes

Read this interesting post called "Lawyers Cringe when Neighbors Fight." The true story is out of Texas County, Missouri, population 24,568. Don't miss the "What was accomplished" part near the end of the post. So much for the idea that informal order--not law--is the arbiter of choice in rural places.

This post is the work of Southwest Missouri lawyer, Harry Styron, who reveals here that the has roots in Newton County, Arkansas, my home. His post about Donald Harington's death, which I blogged about here, is also worth a read.

Styron's blog is called "Ozarks Law & Economy," and the subtitle is especially interesting to me because it echoes so many themes from our law and rural livelihoods course: "How people, businesses and nature compete."

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