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Property Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Zigadto, Janet


AC46321 - Gleason v. Atkins ("The plaintiffs, Mary Gleason and Keavy Ann Gleason, appeal from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendant, Paul Atkins, in the plaintiffs' action to quiet title to a strip of land in the town of New Preston and to obtain damages for trespass. The disputed strip of land is the unpaved shoulder of a public highway, which extends across the defendant's property and lies to the south of a lakefront parcel (lakefront premises) that the plaintiffs have the exclusive right to use in common with other property owners who are not parties to this action. On appeal, the plaintiffs claim that the court improperly concluded that the lakefront premises is bounded by the unpaved shoulder rather than the paved portion of the highway. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")