Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Oregon is suing the State of Oregon for damages due to flooding from the excessive rains this past year.
For those of you with short memories, Mr. Harrington was sentenced to jail-time for collecting rain-water. The State of Oregon contended that the water that fell on his 170 acre property belonged to them and won in court.
With that precedent, Mr. Harrison's lawyers claim that the State of Oregon did not control their property, the rain-fall, and are therefore liable for the damages it incurred just as they would be if they did not control a vicious dog.
Mr Harrington is suing for $7000 for the damage done to his personal vehicle and for $6.3 Billion in punitive damages.