Trees Cleared by Developer Without Permission

George Pittman Patterson

Case Conclusion Date:April 4, 2011

Practice Area:Environmental / Natural Resources

Outcome:$106,000 award for the clearing of trees on a lot valued at $115,000.

Description:A Crofton, Maryland developer cleared a wooded lot in Bowie, Maryland that a family planned to construct a home on for their retired parents. The developer stopped returning the calls from the landowner who was attempting to have trees replanted on the land. The landowners hired Mr. Patterson who filed suit. The developer offered $30,000 before suit but the Judge awarded the family three times the cost to restore the property plus legal fees and expenses. The award totaled over $106,000.

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