Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Edward E. Ronkowski, Jr., et al. v. United States of America
Case No.: 18-2269
Officials: FLAUM, ROVNER, and SCUDDER, Circuit Judges.
Edward and JoAnn Ronkowski own 120 acres of undeveloped land in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. Since the Ronkowskis acquired the property in 1972, they have accessed it via an unpaved road that crosses over neighboring land, including land owned by the United States Forest Service. The Ronkowskis brought suit against the United States under the Quiet Title Act seeking recognition of an easement to access their property by way of the unpaved road. The district court held that the Ronkowskis had not established...