Month: July 2016

“JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES DETERMINED IN ADMINISTRATIVE STAGE OF TEXAS CONDEMNATIONS” by Mary Colchin Johndroe

By: Mary Colchin Johndroe*              On May 27, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court issued a seminal case in Texas condemnation jurisprudence.  In the case of In re Lazy W District No. 1, the governmental landowner filed a plea to the jurisdiction before a scheduled commissioners’ hearing, asserting immunity and requesting that commissioners’ appointments be vacated. …

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Fort Worth Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court’s Judgment in Condemnation Case in Favor of Cantey Hanger Client

Fort Worth, Texas – June 10, 2016. The Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Hood County Court at Law in State v. Stockton Bend 100, JV, No. 02-14-00307-CV in which Cantey Hanger client, Stockton Bend, Joint Venture, was successful at trial against the State. The State condemned a portion of Stockton …

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Mary Colchin Johndroe to Present at the 10th Annual Eminent Domain Institute’s Conference

Cantey Hanger Partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe, will be a presenter at the Eminent Domain Institute’s 10th Annual Conference provided by CLE International. The conference titled “Eminent Domain – Valuation, Relocation, Mediation and Condemnation” will be held at The Adolphus in Dallas, TX September 15-16, 2016.  Ms. Johndroe, a member of the faculty, will be presenting …

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“Survey Rights and Condemnation in Texas” by Mary Colchin Johndroe

 By: Mary Colchin Johndroe*       Often the first contact made by a condemning entity with a landowner is a request to come onto property to survey in advance of condemnation proceedings. Landowners and condemnors alike should know their rights in this situation.       To illustrate, let’s reference the ongoing Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail project.  …

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Mary Colchin Johndroe will Present on Eminent Domain at the IRWA Chapter 36 Spring Seminar

Cantey Hanger Partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe, will be presenting at the Chapter 36 – Spring Seminar and Golf Tournament.  It will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas,  TX.  The theme for the seminar is “Hot Topics in Real Estate and Eminent Domain”.  Ms. Johndroe’s focus will be “Something Much …

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Texas Supreme Court Issues Long-Awaited Opinion in State v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

“TEXAS CONDEMNATION GETS CLEAR”, Texas Supreme Court long awaited opinion in Cause No. 13-0053, State v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., April 24, 2015. The Court held that a billboard was a fixture to be valued as a part of the land, not as a separate structure, and that the loss of associated business income was not compensable. …

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Cantey Hanger Eminent Domain Litigation Partners Win $1.1 Million Judgment for Developers

FORT WORTH, TX – Below is a compilation of two Hood County News articles written by reporters Kathy Cruz and Mark Wilson. BY KATHY CRUZ & MARK WILSON HOOD COUNTY NEWS A four-woman, two-man jury was unanimous in awarding damages of more than $1.1 million to the developers of lakefront property in the Stockton Bend …

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