Published: Apr 08, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 08, 2013 10:42 AM EDT

CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York man will get $1.6 million to settle a dispute that left him hopping mad when flooding from a nearby development left him inundated by frogs.
    
The award settles a seven-year legal battle involving Paul Marinaccio, the town of Clarence and a developer.
    
Marinaccio said runoff diverted onto his 40-acre property turned it into wetlands filled with frogs. Marinaccio says the abundant amphibians forced him inside because a childhood incident left him with a crippling frog phobia.
    
The Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/Zh9D9D) reports the dispute was resolved a few weeks ago when a State Court of Appeals decided he wasn't entitled punitive damages.
    
The developer's attorney says his client only did what the town told him to do.
    
A drainage channel will be dug under a post-verdict agreement.
    
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Information from: The Buffalo News, http://www.buffalonews.com

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