Landowners Challenge Eminent Domain In TransCanada Appeal

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 7:07 PM EST) -- Several Texas landowners on Tuesday said a state appellate court incorrectly classified TransCanada Corp. as a common carrier with the power to initiate eminent domain proceedings regarding its Keystone XL Pipeline, and asked the state supreme court to reverse the ruling. 

The landowners group, Rhinoceros Ventures Group Inc., argued the Ninth Court of Appeals' November ruling that TransCanada qualifies as a common carrier under state law conflicts with a previous appellate ruling that pipeline owners are common carriers only when they comply with Chapter 111 of...
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