Monday, November 26, 2007

Judges covet your property

The Denver Post has a piece on the use of adverse possession -- the legal doctrine that allows people to seize neighbors' property through prolonged, unchallenged trespassing -- that casts a little light on the controversy simmering in Boulder. It seems that retired Judge Richard McLean isn't the only legal eagle in a black dress to use special knowledge of the law to make a killing in real estate.

At the time of the case in 1989, Donald P. Smith was a state appeals-court judge. He acquired a 20-foot swath the length of a neighbor's half-acre lot that he had used as a driveway to his weekend home in Buffalo Creek.

In another case, former Boulder County Judge Marsha Yeager used the law to seize a 100-foot-long stone fence that was built as an architectural component of a neighbor's stone home on Seventh Street.

Adverse possession may make sense when it comes to settling good-faith boundary disputes between large land owners in remote areas, but the doctrine is clearly being abused by savvy public officials who just want to widen a driveway or prevent a neighbor from constructing a home -- without incurring the cost of paying for the privilege.

Richard McLean and his wife, lawyer Edith Stevens, need to be put through the wringer until they return the property they stole from the Kirlin family. That's a matter of justice in this specific case, and a deterrent to others who might try to engage in a little legalized theft.

Contact McLean and Stevens here:

2059 Hardscrabble Dr.
Boulder, CO 80303
Home Phone: 303.494.3324
Fax: 303.494.6973



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I allege that the perpetrators got the ruling under false pretense and should be overturned on appeal. I attended the party/protest and had the opportunity to examine "Edie's path". The path appears to be more of a crop circle than a path. The brush is the only thing worn away with the exposed ground at the same level as its surrounding. The absent of brush is misleading and from a distance appears to be more of a path than it is. Due to 18+ travel, the path should be deeply rutted and since it is on an incline, eroded. I suspect that the whole lot looks like "Edie's path" after the protest Also, It appears strange to me that the path starts at the sidewalk on the other side of the new split rail fence. Shouldn't the old path be under the fence. Seems Edie S. went way out of her way to create her "crop circle".

December 4, 2007 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the two neighbors should have said about using their neighbors land for all those years is, "Thank you." Instead, they found some way to abuse the law and steal their neighbor's land. Everyone should be mad at them...

Chris Taylor

January 8, 2008 6:38 AM  
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