How We Got Here – In 30 Lines or Less

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This past weekend the Abilene Reporter-News published an article providing an overview of Texas unclaimed property law, and encouraging readers to check with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to see if they are owed some of the $2.2 billion of unclaimed property being held by the state.

Far more interesting to Escheatable, however, was the accompanying timeline of the history of unclaimed property laws.  In just 27 lines, you can learn how the escheat laws developed from the time of Ancient Rome to today (with stopovers in England, the U.S. Supreme Court, and Texas).  It is worth reading.