Jackson Wins Well Lawsuit

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The City of Jackson has won in a lawsuit over its well-pumping practices.
Two property owners who live near Ella Sharp Park argued that their houses had been damaged because the city's wells pumped water from underneath their homes.
The plaintiffs said the damage included cracks to the foundations of their homes.
The city argued the damage happened because the homes had been built on soil that compresses over time, such as peat.
After a two-month trial, a jury ruled in the city's favor, meaning it is not responsible for the damage.
City Attorney Bethany Smith was relieved by the jury's decision, because if the plaintiffs had won, it could have opened the door for more lawsuits.

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