Posted by: Southsider2k12 Sep 29 2022, 03:27 PM
A long-shot attempt by three lake-adjacent property owners in the town of Porter to claim a private beach on Lake Michigan has landed at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Plaintiffs Randall Pavlock, Kimberley Pavlock and Raymond Cahnman are seeking to undo a 2018 Indiana Supreme Court ruling, and subsequently enacted Indiana statute, that proclaimed the shoreline of Lake Michigan is owned by the state and held in trust for the enjoyment of all Hoosiers.
In May, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed a 2021 ruling by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon DeGuilio and concluded the lake-adjacent property owners lack standing to challenge the Indiana high court ruling and statute in federal court.