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Section Newsletter Articles on Riparian Rights

Quarries, lakes and riparian rights: The 2nd District applies the “artificial-becomes-natural” rule By Richard F. Bales Agricultural Law, August 2010 The Second District recently decided the case of Bohne v. LaSalle National Bank, which questioned whether the adjoining landowners of a water-filled, former limestone quarry had the right to the reasonable use of its surface waters.
Alderson v. Fatlan: The Illinois Supreme Court’s riparian rights case By Richard F. Bales Agricultural Law, July 2010 The issue here is whether the civil law rule as set forth in Beacham v. Lake Zurich Property Owners Ass’n should be extended to a man-made lake.
On the waterfront: An Illinois water law trilogy By Richard F. Bales Agricultural Law, June 2010 An overview of Illinois case law and water-related statutes.
Riparian rights—The simmering-hot topic? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2010 The sale and purchase of non-tillable property is a growing area of the law. This newsletter has published numerous articles related to the subject, with more to come in the next few months.
Quarries, lakes and riparian rights: The 2nd District applies the “artificial-becomes-natural” rule By Richard F. Bales Real Estate Law, May 2010 The Second District has just decided the case of Bohne v. LaSalle National Bank, which questioned whether the adjoining landowners of a water-filled, former limestone quarry had the right to the reasonable use of its surface waters.
A new ripple on riparian rights By Edward Brandt Agricultural Law, August 2009 The recent case of Alderson v. Fatlan dealt with a new twist on riparian rights—what rights are there with respect to a man-made private body of water?
Alderson v. Fatlan: The Illinois Supreme Court’s riparian rights case By Richard F. Bales Real Estate Law, February 2009 An analysis of the Alderson v. Fatlan case, in light of the Illinois Supreme Court's recent opinion.
On the Waterfront: An Illinois Water Law Trilogy By Richard F. Bales Real Estate Law, May 2008 Illinois has had a number of significant “water law” cases in recent years.