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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Of Easements, Trespass, and Fences in the Street

The St. Petersburg Times ran a story last week that presents some interesting issues related to the law of easements, private rights of way, and trespass.  Apparently, a disagreement among some neighboring landowners has resulted in one of them constructing a fence down the middle of a road, which the landowner claims is actually her property.  The case looks like it may end up in trial, with cross-claims of easements and trespass likely (not to mention a whole lot of angry residents in the area who are now driving home on a one-lane road).  I smell an exam question in the making!

Mike Kent

P.S.  Thanks to Stetson Law student Quincy Bird for bringing the story to my attention.

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