Property Law Keyed to Dukeminier
Woodrick v. Wood
Patricia Woodrick, Plaintiff-appellant is appealing an injunction prohibiting Catherine Wood, defendant-appellee, from removing a barn that partially rests on a parcel of land in which Woodrick has a remainder interest. George and Catherine Wood owned several parcels of land. The barn is partially on both Lot #105 and Lot #106. Catherine Wood has a life estate and a 75% remainder interest in Lot #105. Patricia Woodrick has a 25% remainder interest in Lot #105. Lot #106 is owned by Catherine Wood and Sheridian Wood. Patricia Woodrick has no ownership interest in Lot #106. Catherine and George’s daughter Sheridan sought to raze the barn a rotting barn on the property, but the other child, Patricia, sued to enjoin them from tearing it down on the theory that it would amount to waste. The trial court rejected Patricia’s argument, but awarded her the value of the barn, $3200.
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