Texas Homeowners Get Another Shot At Beach Takings Claim

Law360, Dallas (January 28, 2013, 5:33 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday booted a Gulf Coast property takings case back to a Houston appeals court, saying it should reconsider its ruling that a city could order that beachfront homes be removed from the public right-of-way after storms shifted the shoreline.

The court, in a 6-0 per curiam ruling, said the appeals court should rehear the case in light of the high court's April opinion in Severance v. Patterson, which held private property didn't automatically become public right-of-way under the state's Open...
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