Kinney v. Lacey

In Kinney v. Lacey, the plaintiffs, all of whom owned lots surrounding a lake, filed an action in equity against 31 lot owners, alleging that they had violated deed restrictions by constructing and/or maintaining docks along the lake and interfering with the beach area strip surrounding the lake. The trial court ruled that a 2006 quiet title action, which established easements on the 31 lots at issue, was void because indispensable parties were not named and joined as parties in those actions and neither were those parties served with process. The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed, agreeing that the 31 lot owners were indispensable parties to the 2006 quiet title action.

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