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LOMBARD ACCEPTANCE CORP. v. TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO, A094718

An uphill landowner, who alters the natural drainage of surface waters, may be liable for the damages caused by the discharge of those waters onto adjacent property even if the properties are not contiguous and the artificial drainage system is neither owned nor controlled by the uphill owner.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/21/2001
  • Published 12/21/2001

Judges

  • SIMONS, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Lepper & Harrington, Gary M. Lepper, Walnut Creek, Law Offices of Hadden W. Roth, Hadden W. Roth, San Rafael, Counsel for Defendant and Appellant Town of San Anselmo., Keegin, Talkington, Harrison & Schoppert, LLP, Jeffrey S. Schoppert, San Rafael, Paul C. Smith, Counsel for Plaintiff and Respondent Lombard Acceptance Corporation., Flynn & Phillips, LLP, Scott M. Phillips, Counsel for Defendant and Respondent Jonathan Bulkley., No appearance for Defendants and Respondents Henry Conversano et al.
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