The Washington Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment to a couple in a property dispute with the town of Rockford, determining the lower court had incorrectly applied the state’s nonuser statute.

In a May 18 decision, Judge Laurel Siddoway for the Washington Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a trial court’s granting of summary judgment to Harold Messersmith and Lisa Bryant, after determining the court had improperly applied the state’s nonuser statute to award a couple ownership of an undeveloped road.

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