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Case Note: Weeks v Krysa

Adverse Possession and Maine’s Tradition of Permissive Use

Casenote:  Weeks v. Krysa  (revised July 2015)

In a case that shows that the finer points of adverse possession law in Maine are still evolving, the Maine Supreme Court overturned the lower court that had found for the party claiming adverse possession.  The lower court had found that the claimants had met the requirements of adverse possession based on their seasonal use of the lot in question, and granted them title to the land.