Construction

The Eminent and Inverse Environment – Interplay Between Environmental Issues and Condemnation

“THE EMINENT AND INVERSE ENVIRONMENT – The Interplay Between Environmental Issues and Condemnation” was presented to the Tarrant County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section in Fort Worth, Texas on February 27, 2014, by Mary Colchin Johndroe, 817-877-2810, mjohndroe@canteyhanger.com.  The following summary contains highlights of the presentation. In a statutory condemnation, the condemnor compensates the property owner before appropriating property.  If the government appropriates property without first paying adequate …

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The Texas Supreme Court Narrowed the Scope of the Contractual Liability Exclusion

In a unanimous decision, the Texas Supreme Court recently sided with the contractor in an insurance coverage dispute involving allegations of faulty construction. In Ewing Construction Company, Inc. v. Amerisure Insurance Company, the Texas Supreme Court limited the scope of an insurance policy exclusion for liabilities that contractors assume through contracts. Commercial General Liability (CGL) …

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