August 30, 2016 Articles

Nuisance Is a Legal Injury, Not a Cause of Action

The Texas Supreme Court recently clarified its nuisance law.

By Jeff Civins, Michael J. Mazzone, and Michael Stewart – August 30, 2016

In Crosstex North Texas Pipeline, L.P. v. Gardiner, No. 15-0049, 2016 Tex. LEXIS 580 (June 24, 2016), the Texas Supreme Court considered a noise nuisance claim involving a natural gas compressor station, and seized on the opportunity to waltz across the state of nuisance law in Texas to provide some needed clarification. Its analysis, harkening back to first year torts, is music to the ears of those hoping to understand how the concept of nuisance will now be applied in Texas.

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