TransCanada Land Seizure Won't Get Day In Texas High Court

Law360, Houston (April 19, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected a challenge to a land seizure by TransCanada Corp. for a segment of its Keystone XL Pipeline, ending a dispute over the oil and gas giant’s authority to initiate legal proceedings to take control of private property.

Without comment, the high court refused to consider a plea by Rhinoceros Ventures Group Inc. to overturn a decision by the Ninth District Court of Appeals, which rejected the landowner group’s argument that common carrier status — which empowers TransCanada to condemn...
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