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Case No. 19-1576

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Black v. Jorgensen

Betty Black, Plaintiff-Appellant,


Robert Jorgensen, Jr., individually, and as Trustee of the Robert Jorgensen, Jr. Trust, Defendants-Appellees.


Robert Jorgensen, Jr., individually and as Trustee of the Robert Jorgensen Jr., Trust, Counterclaim Plaintiffs,


Betty Black, Defendant to Counterclaim.

Attorney for Appellant

Stephen P. Dowil

Attorney for Appellees

Bradley M. Grothe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lucas County, Michael Jacobsen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (13 pages)

            This case arises from a boundary dispute between Betty Black and the Robert Jorgensen, Jr. Trust.   Black seeks quiet title and damages relating to a disputed area where her property adjoins the Jorgensen Trust property.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court ruling finding the Jorgensen Trust to be the owner of the disputed area and dismissing Black’s trespass and damages claims.

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