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Owners Have Trespass Claim for Storm Water Runoff (access required)

Property owners may sue adjacent property owners on a theory of common law trespass, based on their claim that defendant owners developed their property in an unreasonable manner that removed vegetation and directed storm water runoff onto plaintiffs’ property; plaintiffs have stated a claim under Virginias’ modified common law rule applicable to surface water, and ...