Atkinson v. Corson, 289 S.W.3d 269 (Mo. Ct. App. 2009)

(court upholds jury determination that defendant violated the state law rule of reasonable use of surface water by constructing berm blocking flow of water which caused the water to back-up on the plaintiff; case remanded for new trial on plaintiff's claim for punitive damages because evidence of defendant's "spiteful" conduct present). 

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