Landowner Could “Reasonably Burden” Neighbor’s Easement

The Court of Civil Appeals reaffirmed a longstanding principle of property law, holding that a property owner could erect a gate on his land, even though the gate crossed, and, “at worst,” “negligibly” burdened a neighbor’s easement. Hammond v. Lovvorn, No. 2070749 (Ala. Civ. App. Feb. 20, 2009).

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Determination of “Separate” Boundary Line Issue Not A Final Judgment

The trial court “bifurcated” and decided one issue in a property line dispute, but reserved other issues for later decision. This did not constitute a final judgment from which an appeal would lie. The defendants’ attempt to gain review of the partial order was dismissed. Day v. Davis, No. 2060787 (Ala. Civ. App. Feb. 15, 2008).

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