The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled in favor of the City. The Court approached the problem as though the suit was between two individuals, instead of an individual and a government party. Through this approach, the Court found that since the land was owned by the city, the city’s actions and development choices does not violate the easement. As a result, the changes made to the drainage system is not a taking. When working with an easement, both parties need to understand the clear details of the agreement as well as acknowledge who has primary ownership over the land in question.
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