Barna v. Langendoerfer

In Barna v. Langendorfer, the Superior Court reviewed an order holding the defendants in contempt for failing to promptly cure their violation of a restrictive covenant. The covenant limited the defendants to having a residence with an attached garage on their property. But they built a *gasp* detached garage. A neighbor filed a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. So the defendants built a breezeway between the home and garage. The Superior Court concurred with the trial court’s assessment that the breezeway did not make it an attached garage and affirmed the order of contempt. This proves the rule that disputes among neighbors are best resolved in court. 

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