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Pabst v. Finmand
California Supreme Court
190 Cal. 124, 211 P. 11 (1922)
N. H. Finmand (defendant) was the riparian owner of land through which branches of the Eagle Creek flowed before they flowed onto the land of Charlie Lee Pabst and the Priors (plaintiffs). N. H. Finmand used the waters of Eagle Creek where they flowed over his property. This use was from a fork of the creek that did not border the Prior lands. Additionally, there was no evidence of any conflict between N. H. Finmand’s and Pabst’s use of the creek. H. H. Finmand (defendant) was a nonriparian owner of land north and west of the lands through which the creek flowed. H. H. Finmand used the waters of Eagle Creek to irrigate his land by means of two ditches. Pabst and the Priors brought an action to quiet title of both Finmands to the waters of Eagle Creek. The trial court ruled that N. H. Finmand had a prescriptive right against both the Priors and Pabst gained by adverse use of the water. Pabst and the Priors appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Lennon, J.)
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