Recent Important Decisions

Accretion – Title to New Land – Certain lots in Section 31 bounded on one side by a river and on the opposite side by a section line were slowly eaten away and submerged by the action of the water. By this process the river was carried beyond the section line into Section 3o onto the land of P. After a time the river again shifted and gradually restored P’s land and built new land in Section 31 where the above mentioned lots had been. As against D who had acquired tax deeds to the new land in Section 31. P brought action to quiet title. Held, P had no rights in the new land in Section 31. Allard v. Curran (So. Dak., x918), i68 N. W. 761.