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Developer Liable for Damages Caused by Pond Alterations

Newton‘s Crest Homeowners’ Association v. Camp, Nos. A10A1573, A10A1867, Ga. App. Ct., September 24, 2010

Developer Liability: Summary judgment was denied to a developer who altered a detention pond, causing increased runoff to damage adjoining property.

Donald and Brenda Camp purchased six acres of rural property in Gwinnett County, Ga., and later purchased another six acres of adjacent property. Hunter’s Pond subdivision lies on the north side of their property line, and was developed around a lake. Historically, excess storm water from the pond drained into the creek on the Camps’ property.

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