Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon

Q: Re: frivolous lawsuits.What should the approach be to my neighbor through his lawyer, or otherwise, when a quiet title

suit is being threatened. Both Oregon law and case law do not support the allegations. My neighbor thinks that the threat of high litigation costs will make me back down, and he may be right! I believe I need a strong letter to this adverse party that threatens sanctions for harassment and malpractice on the lawyers part!

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Jeremy R. James
Jeremy R. James
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Unfortunately, it sounds like your neighbor may be right about one thing: litigation, even frivolous litigation, can be very expensive for both sides. Before you send a letter raising the possibility of sanctions and malpractice, you may want to consult with a local attorney experienced in property disputes to discuss the claims being asserted against you and evaluate your options and risks.

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