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Published October 24, 2012, 09:21 PM

North Dakota Supreme Court makes ruling on tree branch case

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota tree owners take note: If a tree in your yard has branches that damage your neighbor's house, it could cost you.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota tree owners take note: If a tree in your yard has branches that damage your neighbor's house, it could cost you.

The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled the owner of three trees next to a clinic in Lisbon, may have to pay money after branches and leaves damaged the roof and wall fascia.

The trees are more than 30-feet tall. The roof damage led to water problems inside the clinic.

The owner of the trees refused to pay damages, so the clinic owner sued. The Supreme Court decision does not automatically award money to the clinic owner.

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