Brown v. Morello

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Brown v. Morello

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Call Date
March 5, 2021
Case Time
9:00 AM
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Court Type
District Court
Case Summary

S-20-0514 Lillie Brown v. Bernard Morello (Appellant).

Douglas County District Court, Hon. W. Russell Bowie

Attorneys:  Sydney Pontius-Maynes (Senior-certified law student), Catherine Mahem, & Christopher Mihalo (Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic, for Appellee); Andrew T. Schlosser (Fitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan, PC, LLO, for Appellant)

Civil: Adverse Possession

Proceedings below: The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Appellee on her adverse possession claim and dismissed Appellant’s counterclaim seeking compensatory damages for unauthorized use and removal of a retaining wall.   

Issues:  Appellant assigns that the district court erred in 1) granting Appellee’s motion for summary judgment and dismissing Appellant’s counterclaim despite genuine issues of material fact; 2) excluding paragraphs 5 and 6 of Appellant’s affidavit based on speculation and relevance; and 3) excluding paragraph 5 of Appellant’s affidavit on hearsay grounds.

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