Articles from October 2012

COURT CONFIRMS $100,000 JUDGMENT AGAINST PROPERTY OWNER WHO CUT DOWN A TREE STRADDLING THE PROPERTY LINE WITH HIS NEIGHBOR

Friday, October 12th, 2012

A property owner cut down a mature 70 feet tall Aleppo pine tree whose trunk was located partly on his property and partly on the neighbor’s property.   He cut down the tree thinking the tree was his and that it presented a safety hazard.  When sued by the neighbor, the trial court awarded double damages in excess of $100,000 and the appellate court affirmed.   Kallis v. Sones (2012) 146 Cal.Rptr.3d 419.

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