Property Owners Request Review Of Easement Denial Based On Tribal Custom

Mealey's (October 4, 2016, 12:59 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A long-running dispute about whether two property owners on Martha’s Vineyard are entitled to easements to access their landlocked parcels so they can be developed reached the U.S. Supreme Court Sept. 16 when the landowners sought review of a Massachusetts court ruling that there is enough evidence, including tribal custom, to show that easements were not intended when the land was partitioned more than a century ago from Native American common land (Maria A. Kitras, et al. v. Town of Aquinnah, et al.,...
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