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Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case

October 28, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation

After initially declining to hear a case challenging the construction of a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, the Texas Supreme Court granted a motion for a rehearing Oct. 15 allowing the case to move forward. The lawsuit, originally filed by a landowner in 2016, argues that the company planning the rail – Texas Central – does not qualify as a "railroad company" under state law and therefore cannot use eminent domain to acquire land needed to construct the line. The Supreme Court has set a date of Jan. 11 to hear oral arguments.

Read more about high-speed rail and the upcoming rehearing from Community Impact: 
https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/transportation/2021/10/15/reversing-course-texas-supreme-court-grants-rehearing-for-high-speed-rail-eminent-domain-case/

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