Ownership of Intertidal Rockweed

Verrill Dana represents coastal landowners in Ross v. Acadian Seaplants, a landmark case pending before the Maine Supreme Court that will determine whether attached intertidal rockweed is private or public property. The case was brought by landowners to clarify common law intertidal property rights originating in a 1647 legislative enactment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The litigation has been the subject of significant public interest due to its statewide environmental and economic implications.