Reeves v. Hooton: Texas Right to Farm Act Inapplicable

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The Tyler Court of Appeals recently upheld a jury verdict that deemed the Texas Right to Farm Act inapplicable in a case involving the use of a propane cannon. The jury found insufficient evidence that the farmer's use of the cannon was substantially unchanged since he began its use. The opinion also stresses the importance of acting neighborly in these type of disputes, as the court mentions the farmer's negative attitude in weighing the hardships while determining the proper scope of an injunction.

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