Eminent Domain

Justin Hodge Quoted in Law360

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain,Houston eminent domain,Infrastructure Projects,Texas Central Railroad,TxDOT on January 4, 2022

Emma Whitford, with Law360, wrote a terrific article related to Texas eminent domain entitled “3 Real Estate Cases to Watch in 2022.” As part of the 3 real estate cases to watch in 2022, she includes Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure Inc. et al. v. James Fredrick Miles. Here is the article: https://www.law360.com/articles/1449498/3-real-estate-cases-to-watch-in-2022 The Texas… read more

Luke Ellis Quoted in ABC News Story

Posted in Border Fence,Border Wall,Eminent Domain,News on April 20, 2021

Luke Ellis quoted in a national ABC News story regarding the status of Trump’s border wall and the implications for landowners. After pledging not to build up Trump’s border wall, Biden’s intentions remain unclear- ABC News

Property Rights in the State of Texas

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain on October 15, 2020

Texas is full of natural resources, beautiful landscapes, and wide-open space. Unfortunately, these benefits often leave Texas landowners vulnerable to the government. If the land could be useful for the public, a government agency or utility company may exercise eminent domain to take control of the property. Eminent domain is a constitutional right that the… read more

What Is Eminent Domain in Texas?

Posted in Eminent Domain on August 17, 2020

Texas is a state rich in natural resources and vast expanses of land. The legal concept of eminent domain is particularly important for Texas landowners, since this right allows the government to seize private land for public use. Today, more and more government agencies and private companies are seeking to seize property—and understanding eminent domain… read more

DART “Silver Line” May Damage Businesses in Dallas – Fox News 4 Features Justin Hodge

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain,News on September 28, 2019

Dallas Fox 4 discusses the impact of the DART “Silver Line” on business owners and interviews Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP partner, Justin Hodge, regarding property rights reform. https://www.fox4news.com/news/business-owner-worries-dart-silver-line-construction-will-hurt-bottom-line

Texas Lawyers Publishes Eminent Domain Article Written by Marrs Ellis & Hodge Attorneys

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on June 26, 2019

Texas Eminent Domain Reform Senate Bill 421 was shot down in the Texas Legislature. By Justin Hodge, John Appel and Luke Ellis “Texas is experiencing a rapid surge in economic activity, population growth, and infrastructure needs. That growth has meant new oil and gas pipelines, large-diameter water pipelines, roads, railways, and high-voltage-power lines all across… read more

Texas Public Radio Interviews Luke Ellis Regarding Pipeline Acquisitions

Posted in Eminent Domain,News,Pipeline on January 28, 2019

Central Texas Pipeline Reignites Fight Over Land Rights By MOSE BUCHELE, KUT NEWS & MOSE BUCHELE, KUT NEWS … “”A fight over a pipeline is never only about the pipeline. It’s about the environment, property rights, public safety and a community’s sense of itself. Just such a fight is now brewing in the Texas Hill Country, where company… read more

Justin Hodge Quoted by Houston Chronicle Regarding Acceleration in Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects.

Posted in Eminent Domain,News,Pipeline on January 8, 2019

Imminent domain cases to focus on pipelines By James Osborne West Texas is facing a boom these days, and oil and gas producers need newly constructed pipelines to move their newly found supplies to Houston and other cities to be refined. Look for plenty of imminent domain claims next year as oil and gas producers… read more

Luke Ellis Quoted in AP National Story

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on January 8, 2019

Luke Ellis quoted by AP, U.S. News & World Report regarding landowners potentially affected by Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline. Texas Landowners Fight Kinder Morgan’s $2B Pipeline Proposal Texas News – US News  

Marrs Ellis & Hodge Wins Jury Verdict in Bell County

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on November 12, 2018

Marrs, Ellis & Hodge wins jury verdict in the case of State of Texas v. Skyway Holdings LLC in Bell County, TX. The dispute involved the condemnation of W. H. and Sandra Anderson’s property for the IH-35 expansion project. The MEH trial team was Justin Hodge, Kyle Baum, Graham Taylor, and Dana Randolph. The State argued… read more


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