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Private Walk?

Question Corner: February 2017

Q: There's a sign on the walkway that runs between Liberty Plaza and the Library Lane parking structure that says, "Private Walk/Use by permission only." Is someone apt to apprehend me if I walk through?

A: The walkway is on property owned by First Martin Corporation; the sign lets you use it without gaining ownership. Unlikely as it sounds, that's a real risk, thanks to an ancient legal doctrine known as "adverse possession."

 
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