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Property Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Zigadto, Janet


AC38080 - Geiger v. Carey (Trespass; injunction; quiet title; "The plaintiffs . . . brought this action against the defendant . . . their next door neighbor, seeking money damages, punitive damages, and an order requiring the defendant to remove a fence. The complaint sounded in three counts:(1) trespass; (2) violation of Connecticut's tree cutting statute, pursuant to General Statutes § 52-560; and (3) malicious erection of a structure, pursuant to General Statutes § 52-570. The defendant brought a counterclaim against the plaintiffs seeking injunctive relief, monetary damages, punitive damages, and an order of quiet title to the land under the fence and airspace above the fence. The counterclaim sounded in seven counts:(1) private nuisance; (2 through 4) trespass; (5) quiet title; (6) intentional infliction of emotional distress; and (7) negligent infliction of emotional distress. . .

We have examined the record on appeal and considered the briefs and the arguments of the parties, and conclude that the judgment of the trial court should be affirmed. Because the trial court thoroughly addressed the arguments raised in this appeal, we adopt its well reasoned decision as a proper statement of the facts and the applicable law on the issues.See Geiger v. Carey, __ Conn. App. __, __ A.3d __ (2015) (appendix). Any further discussion by this court would serve no useful purpose. See, e.g., Woodruff v. Hemingway, 297 Conn. 317, 321, 2 A.3d 857 (2010).

The judgment is affirmed.")