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Monroe v. Rawlings

Michigan Supreme Court
49 N.W.2d 55 (1951)


The plaintiff seeks to eject the defendant from land the plaintiff claims as her own. The plaintiff acquired a deed to the land in 1907. The land is suitable only for hunting, fishing, and recreation. In 1926, the defendants built a cabin on the land. In 1928, they purchased the tax title to the land. The defendants paid taxes on the land regularly from 1924 to 1949. The defendants built a new cabin in 1933, which they used for hunting, fishing, and vacations. Records show the defendants occupied the cabin at least six times a year, including each hunting season. There is no evidence that the plaintiff ever challenged the defendants’ right to use the land. The lower court found that title to the land belonged to the defendants.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Dethmers, J.)

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