Family Asks Texas High Court To Sink State's Claim To Beach

Law360, Houston (June 7, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to weigh in on a Galveston family's complaint that the state wrongfully laid claim to a private beach it owns, killing offers from developers ranging from $4.5 million to $10 million to buy the land.

The high court granted Sonya and Rosemarie Porretto’s petition for review, in which they argue that the state publicly claimed that it owned Porretto Beach and later admitted it didn’t, but not before quashing at least four offers on the property including one from...
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