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Sipriano v. Great Spring Waters of America, Inc
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The lower court granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendant on the basis of a 90-year-old rule of law, the capture rule. Under the capture rule, a landowner may pump as much groundwater as he chooses without liability to neighbors for drying up their wells. The Plaintiffs appealed to try and get the higher court to adopt a rule of reasonable use.
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