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Feb 1, 2016

Do You Need an Anthropologist to Read a Quit Claim Deed? Perhaps in Oregon You Do

Surprisingly, a recorded deed of title may not be proof of ownership to real property in Oregon depending, among other things, on the cultural idiosyncrasies of the transferor and transferee as disclosed by the expert testimony of an anthropologist. At least that’s the upshot of the recent holding by the Oregon Court of Appeals in Hughes v. Ephrem, 275 Or. App. 477 (2015).

In Hughes the plaintiff obtained a judgment against its debtor and … Read more