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Walton v. Jaskiewicz

Court of Appeals of Maryland
563 A.2d 382 (1989)


Facts

The lots located in the Brock Hall subdivision were subject to a restrictive covenant, preventing the owners of the lots in the subdivision from dividing their lots further. After twenty-five years, the covenant permitted a majority of landowners to alter said covenant. In 1985, Samuel and Helen Walton (defendants) wished to divide their plot located in Brock Hall. A majority of the owners located in the subdivision supported the Waltons, and voted for the change in the restrictive covenant for their plot. Edmund Jaskiewicz (plaintiff), another landowner in the subdivision, filed suit to prevent the Waltons from doing so. The trial court ruled in favor of Jaskiewicz. The Waltons then appealed to the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Murphy, C.J.)

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