Clark Mitchell recently obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of his client, Metro Turf, in a quiet title and trespass action. The Plaintiff, Metro Turf, brought suit against neighboring property owners that asserted ownership to a portion of Metro Turf’s property through adverse possession. Adverse possession requires proof of possession that is hostile, actual, open, exclusive, under claim of right or color of title, and continuance for at least ten years.
On October 26, 2022, the case proceeded to a bench trial. The Iowa District Court for Polk County determined Metro Turf had established it was the legal owner of the property in dispute and that the neighboring property owners had failed to establish they adversely possessed the disputed property. The Iowa District Court for Polk County also held that Metro Turf proved its trespass claim as the neighboring property owners had entered Metro Turf’s property, placed a raised bed on it, and remained on Metro Turf’s land. Title to the disputed property was held to be owned by Clark’s client, Metro Turf.
Metro Turf, L.L.C. v. Jahner, Polk County Case No. EQCE086096