Branch v. Occhionero

In Branch v. Occhionero, 239 Conn. 199, 681 A.2d 306 (1996), the defendants claimed a right-of-way over the Branch property by deed executed by H. Pascal Beckwith in 1886. The deed reserved a right-of-way over the property to John Gardner. The Branch property separated two parcels of land belonging to Gardner. The defendants owned the parcel to the north but none of the deeds in their chain of title made any reference to the right-of-way over the Branch property and there was insufficient evidence to determine the dominant estate. Id., 201-203.