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Tort/Negligence  – Inverse Condemnation – Municipal – Broken Water Pipe – Flooding – Trespass (access required)

  A single instance of flooding from a broken water pipe that was repaired within hours does not give rise to an inverse-condemnation claim. However, there is conflicting evidence as to whether the defendant-city’s response time caused damage to the home owned by plaintiffs Wagner and Lichstrahl.  Summary judgment for the city is affirmed in part and ...

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