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Smith-Southwest Indus. v. Friendswood Dev. Co.

Citation: 7 ELR 20343
No. No. 16794, 546 S.W.2d 890/(Tex. Civ. App., 01/27/1977)

In a case of first impression in Texas dealing directly with land subsidence caused by withdrawal of groundwater, the court holds that if a landowner negligently withdraws water from his property so that the withdrawal is the proximate cause of subsidence of another's land, the fact that he owns the water produced will not insulate him from liab...

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