In response to the questions here are some answers. Yes that is the case and yes the Colorado Supreme Court took the profits from the sale of a house and gives them to the person who worked on it so it could be sold for more money. This is not new.
There are laws on the books to keep people from deceiving people and using that deceit to make a profit. In many states, including Colorado, you will find there are many laws that can be applied civil and criminal for doing it. This case was interesting as it was close relatives or persons who would “let their guard down” and assume the other party was acting fairly. No contract is necessary as it is a matter of equity not law. The criminal aspects are still there so be careful as it will drag all the people even remotely connected into a serious matter and it might adversely affect them as well as the infringer. Infringer for those who think it is not a word, is defined in several law dictionaries.
There are laws that clearly state “it is not contractual but equitable in nature”. So depending on your state and any federal laws broken you may have recourse and you may not. I do as it happened in Colorado and just in case Florida covers the same thing. The nice thing is in Colorado the SOL is 6 years and it starts when the payment is not made in most cases. In my case, if the house is sold, it would start on the day of the sale. I will find that out shortly as we will get the full information on the sale of the house if it has sold. It has not been a high priority as I told her I would not interfere in the sale of the house and I will not. I will not file for a lien on the property or try to force closure at the closing. She is responsible for the debt with or without the house. It really has nothing to do with it.
The ideal way to cover your butt is to take photographs. You are a photographer. I took before and after photos for an album but they will be used for other purposes.
Yes I have been busy on other articles and some are very important in my mind. The letters to the Chief Justice is pretty important and to the other members of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the oversight committee on copyrights.
I have recently purchases an older Nikon 70-210 “Pro” lens as some like to say. It is the “D” model of the 4-5.6 lens. It is very sharp and it does not suffer from the notorious lens drop as it is a push pull zoom lens.
I did mention shooting the ISS as it went overhead. Yes it can be done, it is a long way up there but you can track it several times a year for several nights all over the country. My last sighting was about 8:45 PM a few weeks back. Unless you are using a telescope and have a tracking system on it with a camera adapter, it will look like a star or a white streak like an airplane. Sometimes it is just better to sit there or stand as it a brief time and enjoy the show.
I have not published the article on the copyright lawsuits and the constitution questions concerning the 7th amendment yet. I am working on it right now. I was hoping to get to talk to someone involved but did not think I would be able to do so. To my surprise, I got an email from him tonight. I have to do some work on the information to finish the article. I also got a call from one of the others to call him back tomorrow for an interview. I may just get to talk to them all and the judges and congressman. Now that would make for a great part of the book would it not?
I am not an attorney. These are my personal opinions and general information only. These are not legal advice and should not be used as such.