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Spur Industries, Inc. v. Del E. Webb Development Co.
Citation:108 Ariz. 178, 494 P.2d 700 (1972)
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In 1960, Spur Industries, Inc. (defendant) bought land that had been developed over the past four years for raising cattle. A year prior to this purchase, Del E. Webb Development Co. (plaintiff) purchased land adjacent to the feedlot for the purpose of developing an urban area. Over the next two years, the defendant expanded the feedlot to cover roughly 114 acres, feeding between 20,000 and 30,000 head of cattle. Homes were built in the urban area and people began to move into the urban area. As the urban area also looked to expand to the south, the plaintiff sued the defendant for nuisance, arguing that the feedlot was causing flies and odor, making the southern portion of their land unfit for the development of residential lots.
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