Supreme Court of Colorado
350 P.2d 828 (1960)
Burnard T. and Margaret H. Pull (plaintiffs) purchased an acre of land to build a cabin. Margaret Barnes and Mary E. Moffat (defendants) owned the adjacent property. During construction of the cabin, the defendants stopped by the build site. After completion, the defendants tried to negotiate a right-of-way through the Pulls’ land. The Pulls refused, and the defendants had a survey done. Before that, none of the parties were aware that most of the land the Pulls purchased belonged to the defendants, including the land the cabin was built on. The defendants built a fence to exclude the Pulls from the property and claimed that the cabin was now part of the property as a matter of law. The Pulls filed suit in the District Court of Jefferson County seeking a judicial determination of the property line, damages, and other relief. The Pulls argued that the defendants were estopped from claiming the cabin by their behavior. The trial court expressed a desire to grant relief, but claimed the principle of equitable relief set out in Golden Press v. Rylands, 235 P.2d 592 (1951) was inapplicable. The Pulls appealed to the Supreme Court of Colorado.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 203,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.