water-rights

Water Rights/Liability Under the Texas Water Code

In many areas of Texas, including the Gulf Coast region, issues regarding flooding and liability for the diversion and impounding of the natural flow of surface waters is a major issue. In 2013, lawyers at Ramey, Chandler, Quinn & Zito, P.C. successfully defended homeowners in a lawsuit filed against them by their neighbor arising out of water damage to the neighbor’s property. A Galveston County jury found in favor of our firm’s clients and the judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appeals in 2014. Michaelski v. Wright, 444 S.W.3d 83 (Tex. App. Houston 1st Dist. 2014).