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Southwest Weather Research, Inc. v. Rounsaville

Court of Civil Appeals of Texas
320 S.W.2d 211 (1958)


Facts

Southwest Weather Research (Southwest) (defendant) was the owner and operator of planes that utilized a process called “cloud seeding.” This process involved Southwest flying planes that discharged a chemical substance intended to disperse clouds and suppress hail. Joe Rounsaville (plaintiff), unhappy with the planes flying over his property and affecting the weather, brought a trespass suit to enjoin Southwest from continuing its cloud seeding. The trial court granted Rounsaville a temporary injunction. Southwest appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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