Tag Archives: Perfection

Wells v. Miller – Case Review

Wells v. Miller opens with one of the best written overviews of any Washington adverse possession cases. [1] Larry L. Wells appeals a summary judgment which quieted title in Jerry and Betty Miller to a vacated county road right of way. The principal issues is whether a claim of adverse possession commences when a county road … Continue Reading

Perfection v. Recognition

A repeatedly misunderstood concept which occurs in a legal contests involving adverse possession is the difference between perfection and recognition. Perfection is what happens in the vast majority of cases when all of the elements of adverse possession have been satisfied. For my jurisdiction of Washington State, this is actual possession which is (a) open … Continue Reading

Mysterious World of Surveying Occurs Largely Behind the Scenes

  As an associate member of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW), I receive the quarterly magazine, Evergreen State Surveyor. The Winter 2012 edition had an interesting article written by the wife of a surveyor. This is the view of someone close, but not within the survey profession. Author Stephanie Dickson chronicles her husband’s … Continue Reading
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