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.
- Decided 12/21/2001
- Published 12/21/2001
- California Court of Appeal
- 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.