By Herbert Hausmaninger, Richard Gamauf, George A. Sheets, George A. Sheets
This publication offers a radical advent to Roman estate legislation via "cases," which include short excerpts from Roman juristic resources within the unique Latin with accompanying English translations. The circumstances are chosen and grouped in order to supply an summary of every subject and an orderly exposition of its elements. to every case is connected a suite of questions that invite the reader to, e.g., make clear ambiguities within the jurist's argument, reconcile one conserving with one other, offer lacking yet beneficial evidence to account for the maintaining, and/or have interaction in different analytical activities. Read more...
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23 § 427 ABGB: Bei solchen beweglichen Sachen aber, welche ihrer Beschaffenheit nach keine körperliche Übergabe zulassen, wie bei Schuldforderungen, Frachtgütern, bei einem Warenlager oder einer andern Gesamtsache, gestattet das Gesetz die Übergabe durch Zeichen; indem der Eigentümer dem Übernehmer die Urkunden, wodurch das Eigentum dargetan wird, oder die Werkzeuge übergibt, durch die der Übernehmer in den Stand gesetzt wird, ausschließend den Besitz der Sache zu ergreifen; oder, indem man mit der Sache ein Merkmal verbindet, woraus jedermann deutlich erkennen kann, daß die Sache einem andern überlassen worden ist.
Answers: 1) By stepping onto any part of the piece of land in question with the purpose of taking possession of the whole piece. 2) Pro: Publicity (acquisition will sometimes be more clearly recognizable by third parties); clear establishment of the boundaries avoids future disagreements with the neighbors. ) Con: Impracticality (property boundaries can be clariﬁed in other ways); from the viewpoint of “control” of the property it makes no qualititative difference from mere entry. 3) A “walk around the ﬁelds” would scarcely be reasonable in the case of an especially large or impassable property.
321. Compare with this Case: Pierson v. Post, 3 Cai. R. 175, 2 Am. Dec. 264 (Supreme Court of New York 1805) Post, a hunter on horseback with a pack of hounds, was pursuing a fox and already near to killing him, when suddenly Pierson, a farmer, jumped in between, killed the fox, and carried him off. Post sued Pierson and won at trial. Pierson appealed the judgment. The appellate court overturned the decision, saying: “The case now under consideration is one of mere pursuit, and presents no circumstances or acts which can bring it within the deﬁnition of occupancy .
A casebook on Roman property law by Herbert Hausmaninger, Richard Gamauf, George A. Sheets, George A. Sheets