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Carpenter v. Ruperto
Citation:315 N.W.2d 782
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Plaintiff lived at a home in southeast Des Moines. A larger undeveloped lot bounded the plaintiff’s property to the north. The defendants and their predecessors held title to this lot. After she had moved in, the plaintiff and her husband cleared several feet of a cornfield on the their neighbor’s property, even though they knew it was the defendant’s land, and planted grass seed on it. After the grass seeding, the Plaintiff continuously used the land as an extension of her own yard. At some point during this time, the defendant bought the property.
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