Appeals Court Voids $1M Verdict Over Razed Historic Building

Law360, Dallas (April 16, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Monday threw out a $1.25 million verdict against a developer who allegedly demolished a historic building in downtown Dallas without approval, saying the state and city can’t recover damages because they didn’t properly identify the building as protected.

The court, reversing a 2010 jury verdict, said TCI West End Inc., the former owner of the property, axed a $750,000 civil penalty awarded to the city and $500,000 awarded to the Texas Historical Commission under a section of the local government code...
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