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Property Law Keyed to Dukeminier
Jacque v. Steenberg Homes, Inc.
Citation:563 N.W.2d 154
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Lois and Harvey Jacques (plaintiffs) owned approximately 170 acres of land in Wisconsin. The Jacques were sensitive about people being on their land. Steenberg Homes (“Steenberg”) (defendant) sold a mobile home to the Jacques’ neighbor. The easiest route of delivery was to deliver the mobile home across the Jacques’ property. There was another route available to Steenberg, but it was a private road covered in up to seven feet of snow. The alternative route would have also required Steenberg to use sets of “rollers” to maneuver the mobile home through a sharp curve. The Jacques refused to grant Steenberg permission to cross their land. Though they lacked permission to do so, Steenberg still moved the mobile home through the Jacques’ land. The Jacques brought suit against Steenberg to recover for the latter’s trespass.
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