Rosenfeld v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Mendon

Mass. Appeals Court, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 677, Jan. 28, 2011: Court held for the first time that an abutter has standing to seek enforcement of a deed restriction that does not refer to the abutter’s land or identify it as a benefited parcel.

The restriction, which ran with the land, was granted as a condition to [...]

In re Estate of Raymond Doran (James Doran, Appellant)

Supreme Court of Vermont, No. 07-483, filed February 26, 2010

Not strictly a conservation easement decision, this opinion is worth reading as a cautionary soap opera tale of the attempted flouting of an intestate decedent’s evident wish to preserve family lands. While the decision upholds a trial court’s ruling that prevented one course of development of the [...]