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Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
How high in the air? Can I sue an airliner for flying over my property? (air space).....
Or a helicopter for that matter?
Originally posted by DaTroof
"In other news, a local man was found dead with a remote control in his mouth and a small airplane up his rectum."
That's how I'd handle that situation.
The court's decision, authored by Justice William O. Douglas, could have resolved the case on a narrow ground by simply holding that there was a taking of land because the government's flights affected the land. Justice Douglas did reach that conclusion, but then he went much further and opined on what airspace landowners do and do not own. He wrote that "if the landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and even fences could not be run" . . . Thus, a landowner "owns at least as much of the space above the ground as he can occupy or use in connection with the land," and invasions of that airspace "are in the same category as invasions of the surface."
Originally posted by Pervius
The LAW is a matter of how much money you have to spend for a lawyer.