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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Who Owns Meteorite, the Landlord or the Tenant?

A meteorite crashes through the roof of a commercial office building.  Who owns it, the landlord or the tenant?  According to this story, it may be that the landlord has a better claim.  However it turns out, it sure is an interesting fact pattern.

Ben Barros

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I was wondering the same thing last week:
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/2010/01/meteorite-law.html

Posted by: Alfred | Feb 3, 2010 3:05:24 PM

Hmmmm. Apparently, I need to read my own blog more closely.

Posted by: Ben Barros | Feb 4, 2010 6:46:11 AM

Hey, Ben,
A fun and fascinating tidbit on original allocation of property rights. See my op-ed on this in the National Law Journal:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202446510671&hbxlogin=1

Posted by: Andrea Boyack | Apr 6, 2010 12:26:50 PM

On my opinion it is the landlord. Anything that will happen to the property will be the responsibility of the landlord. With this incident, the owner of the property can claim it rather than the tenant.

Posted by: landlord software | Apr 11, 2011 3:33:19 AM

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