Neighbors pond drainage not working causing flooding to my property what legal action can I take

Original owner had pond built and caused a problem which I won in court and it was
stated in ruling that nothing else could be changed about pond does this apply to
new owner as well.?

Asked on March 18, 2018 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, a judgment against person A does NOT bind and is not enforceable against person B. Judgements, decisions or rulings, court orders, settlements in law suits, etc. only affect the people who were parties to--that is, part of--the lawsuit, because only those persons had the chance to defend their interests. Other people who were not part of the suit had no opportunity to protect their rights or interests, and so the law does not apply the case's outcome to them. The new owner would not be bound by the ruling against  the old one.


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