George Lucas sues San Anselmo more than house line conflict

Filmmaker George Lucas is suing the city of San Anselmo and a spouse and children that made use of to have his house to clear up a discrepancy over a residence line.

Lucas, who made the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” franchises, is searching for to reduce the city or the previous resident’s loved ones from declaring possession more than a sliver of the home where by component of his home is situated.

Lucas bought the San Anselmo house in 2007, in accordance to a lawsuit submitted in Marin County Top-quality Court docket by attorneys Richard Munzinger and Diego Flores. The match says Lucas acquired a short while ago that a strip of land along the eastern edge of the house, adjacent to Sequoia Generate, is a highway easement, according to an formal Marin County map of the Sequoia Park subdivision. But mainly because of inconsistencies in the way deeds to the large amount were penned, that strip of land could also be claimed by the family of Frances Hamilton, who bought the property in 1928, the accommodate claims.

When loads in the Sequoia Park subdivision had been marketed by the developer, the Doherty Co., in the early 1900s, each house involved the adjacent street up to the center line, according to the lawsuit. The roads have been not retained as easements, it suggests.

In accordance to the go well with, the developer did not initially present any of the streets in the neighborhood for general public use. The business later presented the Sequoia Push easement to the town of San Anselmo in 1921, “but the city in no way approved the devotion,” the fit suggests.

When Hamilton acquired the home that Lucas now owns, the deed did not specify the japanese boundary of the good deal and by default it integrated component of Sequoia Travel, according to the accommodate. But right after Hamilton sold it, potential deeds did spell out the lot’s japanese boundary, it claims.

As a result, Hamilton’s family members “may assert some curiosity in, or cloud on (Lucas’) title to, the land between the parcel’s eastern boundary and the centre line of the portion of Sequoia Travel that abuts the parcel,” the accommodate says. That sliver of land features a part of Lucas’ dwelling.

The suit aims to “correct many years-previous surveying errors,” Flores stated.

The lawsuit says the Hamilton household, the town of San Anselmo and any individual looking for to assert possession of that part of the parcel “have no proper, title, estate, lien, or fascination whatsoever” in the land.

After a closed-session San Anselmo City Council meeting on the go well with very last thirty day period, Mayor Brian Colbert announced that the town “never approved the subject matter land and as a result has no curiosity in the home.” He declined to go over the suit additional.

The Hamilton interests have no attorney of history and have not made a court docket appearance. A case administration meeting is set for March 24.