March 2, 2012

The Supreme Court, Suffolk County, after a trial, resolved a boundary dispute between a landowner and the East Hampton Town Trustees by concluding that the landowner held title up to the “line of beach grass on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean,” in Macklowe v. Trustees of the Town of East HamptonSuffolk Index No. 8740-08.  The court rejected the Trustees’ claim that the beach grass line should be considered a fixed boundary and instead agreed with the landowner that the boundary was ambulatory.