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Asotin County Port District v. Clarkston Community Corp.
Citation:Court of Appeals of Washington, 1970; 2 Wash.App. 1007.
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In 1938, the Plaintiff’s predecessor, Asotin County foreclosed on several parcels of property. In 1940, Defendant’s predecessor, Lewiston-Clarkston Improvement Company conveyed these parcels to Defendant. Plaintiff later filed an action to quiet title to this property, and to reform the property description on a deed that Defendant’s predecessor conveyed to Plaintiff’s predecessor. Plaintiff claimed that the property description on the certificate of delinquency and foreclosure summons should have served as notice to Defendant that Plaintiff had an interest in the property. However, Defendant claims the descriptions were deficient.
The trial court held in favor of Defendant on both claims. The Plaintiff however appealed this ruling. Plaintiff’s appeal focused on the property description within the tax-foreclosure proceedings.
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