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Kennedy v. General Geophysical Co.

Texas Court of Civil Appeals
213 S.W.2d 707 (Tex. Civ. App. 1948)


Facts

C.W. Kennedy, Jr., (plaintiff) owned a large parcel of land in Texas. General Geophysical Company (GGC) (defendant) conducted geophysical operations on the land next to Kennedy’s, including exploding dynamite as close as 10 or 15 feet from Kennedy’s property. Kennedy felt vibrations from the blasts, but the blast lines did not physically encroach upon Kennedy’s land and Kennedy did not suffer any kind of physical damage to his person or his land. Kennedy brought suit for trespass. The trial court found in favor of GGC. Kennedy appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Monteith, C.J.)

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