FACTS: Defendant owned cattle feedlots prior to the construction of plaintiff's nearby residential development. Plaintiff sued defendant, claiming that the feedlots were a public nuisance because of the flies and odor that drifted toward the development. The trial court permanently enjoined defendant from operating the feedlots.
The court affirmed the judgment of the trial court permanently enjoining the feedlot operations, holding that the feedlots were both a public and private nuisance.
- A populous neighborhood was affected by the odor and flies, and the public's health was affected.
- The court further stated, however, that plaintiff, having brought people to the nuisance to the foreseeable detriment of defendant, was required to indemnify defendant for his costs of relocating or shutting down the feedlots.
- The court, therefore, remanded the case for a hearing on the damages sustained by defendant.
CONCLUSION: The court affirmed the judgment permanently enjoining defendant, holding that the feedlots were both a public and private nuisance. However, plaintiff, having brought people to the nuisance, was ordered to indemnify defendant for his damages proximately caused by the injunction. The case was remanded for further proceedings on damages issue.
Interested in learning how to get the top grades in your law school classes? Want to learn how to study smarter than your competition? Interested in transferring to a high ranked school?