Turner v. Estate of Baird

Two neighbors fought over an abandoned roadway between their properties. The Superior Court of Pennsylvania vacated the lower court’s ruling and held it lacked subject matter jurisdiction because the township was an interested and indispensable party to this action. The township had not formally vacated the street; instead, the municipality simply stopped maintaining and using the road. The Superior Court held that the municipality’s decision to stop maintaining the roadway did not divest the municipality of its jurisdiction.

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