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Tuesday, August 20, 2019  
Posted by: Heather Starkey
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Ranch at the Falls LLC v. O'Neal
Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B283986) 7/31/19

In this complicated easement dispute filed by the owner of a horse ranch against the owners of an adjacent residential subdivision, the court reversed the trial court's judgment in favor of plaintiff, holding that:

  1. The individual homeowners in the gated community were indispensable parties to plaintiff's lawsuit, so were not bound by the judgment;

  2. Plaintiff did not have an express easement over all the private streets of the residential subdivision;

  3. Plaintiff did not have an express easement or, alternatively, a prescriptive easement; and

  4. Plaintiff did not establish an equitable easement.


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