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Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

October 20, 2017 Posted in Industry News

On October 11, 2017, a federal judge ruled that the $3.8 billion, 1,200 mile Dakota Access pipeline may continue operating while environmental studies are simultaneously completed.  Lawyers...

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United States Supreme Court rules against property owner on takings claim

July 10, 2017 Posted in Industry News

The United States Supreme Court handed down an opinion on June 23, 2017 that addressed how a parcel would be viewed for purposes of a takings claim.

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Landowners Receive Letters Regarding Border Wall

March 17, 2017 Posted in Industry News

At least one landowner in Los Ebanos has confirmed that her relative received a Declaration of Taking for President Trump’s Border Wall project.

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Attempting to Limit TXDOT’s Help in Bullet Train Project

March 17, 2017 Posted in Industry News

Budget writers in Texas are working towards minimizing the states involvement in the proposed Bullet Train project by precluding TxDOT’s involvement in the project.

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Proposed Texas eminent domain legislation

March 13, 2017 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

Some Republican lawmakers are pushing for legislation that will make eminent domain laws lean in favor of the landowners rather than pipeline and powerline companies.

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Two Texas infrastructure projects tapped as a priority by President Trump

February 23, 2017 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

Two Texas projects have made a list of top infrastructure projects for the Trump administration. 

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Harris County Judge Rules Against Bullet Train in Survey Injunction Suit

January 18, 2017 Posted in Industry News

Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure, Inc. filed suit against a landowner in Harris County seeking permission to survey the landowner’s property as part of the bullet train project.

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Supreme Court of Texas rules in against landowner and in favor of pipeline company on power to condemn

January 12, 2017 Posted in Industry News

On January 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas handed down its latest opinion in the decade-long Texas Rice v. Denbury Green litigation over a pipeline company’s power to condemn private property.

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Smith County Commissioners in favor of speeding up timeline to Highway 71 Upgrades

December 9, 2016 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

Over the next 5-10 years, many improvements are planned to be made along U.S. 271 spanning across 7 counties.

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Appellate panel clears way for Texas 45 SW construction

November 7, 2016 Posted in Industry News

A three-judge appellate panel on Friday denied a request for an injunction in the Texas 45 Southwest case, clearing the way for construction on the tollway to begin.

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