City Tells High Court The Accommodation Doctrine Doesn’t Apply To Groundwater

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 1:16 PM EDT) -- AUSTIN, Texas — The City of Lubbock, Texas, on May 21 told the Texas Supreme that since no other courts have applied the accommodation doctrine to groundwater, the court should find that it lacks jurisdiction over an appeal by a ranch that sits over the city’s groundwater (Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. The City of Lubbock, No. 14-0572, Texas Sup.; See April 2015, Page 9).

(Lubbock merits brief available. Document #95-150618-013B.)

In 1953, Lubbock bought the groundwater rights under Coyote Lake Ranch. The ranch was recently...
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