In the video, Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes how a Special Commissioners' Hearing is conducted in a condemnation case in Texas. For an appointment, … [Read more...] about What Happens During a Special Commissioners’ Hearing for Condemnation
Eminent Domain Law & Pipeline Law Reform
The Texas legislature is in the process of changing eminent domain law to better protect landowners involved in the condemnation process. The bills now under consideration would set requirements for what constitutes a bonafide offer to the landowner, could require certain provisions in easement agreements that would better protect landowners and also provide requirements for public meetings with landowners.
The Legislature is also considering a bill that would classify privately-owned pipelines as critical infrastructure and would criminalize the intentional damage or destruction of those pipelines.
As reported at Oilprice.com, the judge ruled that the Texas Railroad Commission doesn’t have to approve the Permian Highway route. That ruling by Judge Lora Livingston allows … [Read more...] about Texas Judge Rules Railroad Commission Does Not Have to Approve Permian Highway Route
Eminent Domain Reform has died in the Texas legislature. Please click this link for a Texas Tribune article describing what happened to the reform legislation. The Texas … [Read more...] about Texas Eminent Domain Reform Update
The Texas House Land and Resources Management Committee has announced two hearings next week on the need for eminent domain reform. Please make plans to attend and to … [Read more...] about TX Landowners — Have You Been Hurt by Abusive Eminent Domain
Houston Area Public Input on Texas Eminent Domain Law Do you have something to say to the legislature about Texas Eminent Domain Law? On May 9, 2018, there will be a public … [Read more...] about Public Input on Texas Eminent Domain Law