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Real Property – Drainage Easement – Punitive Damages – Tort/Negligence – Trespass (access required)

Though their neighbors’ removal of an abandoned drainage pipe exacerbated the standing-water problem on plaintiffs’ property, since the neighbors attempted to negotiate a solution and since the neighbors had no legal duty to help with plaintiffs’ drainage problem, plaintiffs were not entitled to punitive damages. We reverse the Court of Appeals’ decision in favor of plaintiffs. ...

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