- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A dispute over sprinklers and 2 ½ feet of land - at the Michigan Court of Appeals?

Indeed, Patricia Ludwig of Macomb County’s Clinton Township asked the court to overturn an adverse ruling in a land squabble with her neighbors. But the state’s second-highest court sided with Steven and Karen Benefield.

Ludwig and the Benefields apparently have had a contentious relationship. When the Benefields decided to erect a fence, a surveyor found Ludwig’s sprinklers were on the couple’s property.

They offered to pay to remove the sprinklers, but Ludwig declined and filed a lawsuit, claiming she owned the land through adverse possession and acquiescence from a neighbor who preceded the Benefields.

Macomb County Judge John Foster came to a different conclusion. The appeals court affirmed the decision this week.

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