News & Resources

Judge Tosses Blue Mound Case

June 27, 2013 Posted in Articles

Stephen I. Adler, attorney for Monarch Utilities, was quoted in the Fort Worth Star Telegram on June 25, 2013.  The community of Blue Mound wanted to take over the water system from Monarch Utilities, a subsidiary of California-based SouthWest Water Co., due to rate increases over several years.  Blue Mound filed a condemnation petition in district court.  Recently, a Tarrant County civil court judge ruled that the city lacked the authority to condemn it. 

Stephen I. Adler was quoted saying "Monarch believes that a government's power is not absolute.  If a city is allowed to condemn a private business, then we are all on a slippery slope."

To view the complete article, please click here


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/06/19/4951049/perry-quick-on-the-draw-with-veto.html#storylink=cpy

Contact Us

Austin Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP
808 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-478-4995
Fax: 512-478-6022

Houston Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP
801 Congress Avenue Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-526-1500
Fax: 713-526-1550

*By appointment only