Miller v. Lutheran Conference & Camp Association
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
200 A. 646 (1938)
In 1895, Frank Miller (plaintiff) and his brother Rufus Miller created a corporation called Pocono Spring Water Ice Company. In 1899, that corporation granted to Frank Miller by deed, the exclusive right to fish and boat on all the waters of the artificial lake created by the corporation. In 1900, Frank granted to Rufus a one-fourth interest in the fishing, boating, and bathing rights at the lake. After Rufus died in 1925, his heirs began to grant licenses to lakefront property. One such license, given to Lutheran Conference & Camp Association (defendant), permitted Lutheran to boat, bathe and fish in the lake. Frank then brought this action seeking an injunction to stop Lutheran from using the water for bathing purposes.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stern, J.)
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