It appears the world at large is shocked – shocked! – to learn about the “obscure legal maneuver” known as adverse possession. In light of this story, I suppose it’s a good thing Massachusetts requires 20 years of adverse possession to acquire title. A short statute like the one in Texas – three years if the adverse possessor has “color of title” – invites just this sort of mischief.
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