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86-year-old WWII veteran being sued by country club over property
FOX 4 News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Melissa Stern

Posted on 04/24/2014 10:08:27 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Edited on 04/24/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Family members of an 86-year-old World War II veteran say hes being harassed by a well-known golf course.

Virgil Wesley has lived in his home since 1995. Family members say Brookridge Country Club is suing Wesley for $75,000, because they allege 60 square feet of his garage is on country club property, according to a survey.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: countryclub; eattherich; lawsuit; overlandpark
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1 posted on 04/24/2014 10:08:27 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


2 posted on 04/24/2014 10:09:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

there is an apostrophe missing in the last sentence


3 posted on 04/24/2014 10:11:50 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sue the county planning board and land surveyor. They both approved the building.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 10:13:07 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("Honor is the gift a man gives to himself." ~ Rob Roy MacGregor)
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To: Joe Marine 76

He could actually sue the closing attorney, too. That’s what title insurance is for.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is a good pro bono case.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 10:15:47 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Family members of an 86-year-old World War II veteran say he’s being harassed by a well-known golf course.

I guess it's Teed off...................

7 posted on 04/24/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: GeronL
there is an apostrophe missing in the last sentence

And there's a period missing in yours (not to mention the lack of proper capitalization at the beginning).

8 posted on 04/24/2014 10:16:47 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
If he built the garage in 1998 and they did not respond until now, he may already own the property by adverse possession.
9 posted on 04/24/2014 10:18:49 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

I am not a paid journalist - plus jeering from the cheap seats is fun sometimes....!?¡¿


10 posted on 04/24/2014 10:19:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Gaffer

From Wiki:

Title insurance is a form of indemnity insurance predominantly found in the United States which insures against financial loss from defects in title to real property and from the invalidity or unenforceability of mortgage loans. Title insurance is principally a product developed and sold in the United States as a result of an alleged comparative deficiency of the U.S. land records laws. It is meant to protect an owner’s or a lender’s financial interest in real property against loss due to title defects, liens or other matters. It will defend against a lawsuit attacking the title as it is insured, or reimburse the insured for the actual monetary loss incurred, up to the dollar amount of insurance provided by the policy. The first title insurance company, the Law Property Assurance and Trust Society, was formed in Pennsylvania in 1853.[1] The vast majority of title insurance policies are written on land within the United States.

Typically the real property interests insured are fee simple ownership or a mortgage. However, title insurance can be purchased to insure any interest in real property, including an easement, lease or life estate.

There are two types of policies - owner and lender. Just as lenders require fire insurance and other types of insurance coverage to protect their investment, nearly all institutional lenders also require title insurance [a loan policy] to protect their interest in the collateral of loans secured by real estate. Some mortgage lenders, especially non-institutional lenders, may not require title insurance. Buyers purchasing properties for cash or with a mortgage lender often want title insurance [an owner policy] as well. A loan policy provides no coverage or benefit for the buyer/owner and so the decision to purchase an owner policy is independent of the lender’s decision to require a loan policy.

Title insurance is available in many other countries, such as Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, China, Korea and throughout Europe. However, while a substantial number of properties located in these countries are insured by U.S. title insurers, they do not constitute a significant share of the real estate transactions in those countries. They also do not constitute a large share of U.S. title insurers’ revenues. In many cases these are properties to be used for commercial purposes by U.S. companies doing business abroad, or properties financed by U.S lenders. The U.S. companies involved buy title insurance to obtain the security of a U.S. insurer backing up the evidence of title that they receive from the other country’s land registration system, and payment of legal defense costs if the title is challenged.


A lot of Title Insurance policies are to protect the Lender or mortgage holder, not the homeowner.................


11 posted on 04/24/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: iowamark

That was my thought.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

” Brookridge Country Club is suing Wesley for $75,000, because they allege 60 square feet of his garage is on country club property, according to a survey.”

$75,000 for 60 square fee? That’s $54.4 million per acre.

What kind of crack is their attorney smoking?


13 posted on 04/24/2014 10:20:09 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Adverse possession should clear this up. The vet will win it.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 10:21:29 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Red Badger

I understand it primarily is purchased by the lender and not for the borrower. But, you do know don’t you that once the lawyer has issued a policy for the lender, he will gladly sell you one too to protection your interests, and cheap. You need only ask for it.

I’ve done this twice.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Joe Marine 76

Or sue the person who owned it when they put up the garage. And yes, when a sale is pending doesn’t the city send out a person to make sure everything is right?

As far as the law suit, $1,250/sq ft? Seems kind of excessive.

Hopefully someone will take up a collection for this guy’s legal defense.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 10:23:57 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Rebelbase

Actually, the base recovery is $75. The other $74,925 is the attorney fee.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: buffaloguy

The vet will win it.

Only if he can get a lawyer....


18 posted on 04/24/2014 10:25:31 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Red Badger
A lot of Title Insurance policies are to protect the Lender or mortgage holder, not the homeowner.................

Wnenever I've closed on a mortgage I've had to buy title insurance for the lender and it was offered to me. I've always passed on it, but with all of the hijinks of banks in the bubble and the crash I don't think I could pass it up unless I was buying a house that hadn't been sold or mortgaged for the past twenty years.

Does anyone know that insurance premiums have gone up because titles are much less secure than before?

19 posted on 04/24/2014 10:25:45 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: iowamark

I think you gotta pay property taxes to claim adverse possession.

And if in fact he was assessed and did pay taxes on the entire garage, then yeah. you may have a point.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 10:25:46 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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