Mar 4, 2014
Indiana Law Blog
Ind. Decisions - 'Indiana shoreline jurisdiction dispute turns into 2-year legal battle'
Recall this ILB post from Jan. 1st, headed "Court rules against Long Beach lakefront property owners" concerning a dispute between Lake Michigan beachfront property owners near Michigan City and the Town of Long Beach, over ownership of the "space between the water's edge and the ordinary high watermark ."
A walk on the beach might not seem too attractive today, but next summer you might appreciate a LaPorte Circuit Court judge's ruling that the Lake Michigan shoreline is open to the public.
Judge: Public has access to lake in Long Beach
The News-Dispatch reports LaPorte Circuit Judge Thomas Alevizos ruled in favor of the town of Long Beach in a lawsuit filed by the Long Beach Lakefront Homeowners Association and two individual property owners.
Judge rules for town in Long Beach property rights case
A LaPorte County judge on Thursday denied a claim by a group of Long Beach property owners that the town violated their property rights by passing a resolution that restricted town police from enforcing private property ordinances, such as trespassing, on lakefront beach property.