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Brooks Pond Association Case Settles Ownership Challenge Featured

We won a judgment after Superior Court trial establishing our client Brooks Pond Association, Inc. as owner of a180-acre pond in four towns near Worcester and the right to make and enforce regulations for use of pond.

Trial involved enforcement of those rules against a non-compliant boat operator, who challenged pond ownership and invoked Great Pond status. The case turned on the canons of interpretation the courts use to deal with the classic problem of a missing, unrecorded deed in the chain of title.

Our expert witness’ testimony won the day. The Appeals Court affirmed the Superior Court decision in favor of our client and injunction against the violator. Brooks Pond remains pristine and protected.