Texas Justices Order Retrial On Pipeline Eminent Domain Bill

By Grace Dixon (May 27, 2022, 8:21 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court ordered a second trial to determine the value of property seized by a pipeline operator after ruling Friday that the operator is a common carrier with eminent domain rights to condemn Houston-area landowners' property.

The state's high court ruling came amid a dispute between landowners Terrance and Kenneth Hlavinka and operator HSC Pipeline Partnership LLC over the company's rights to condemn 6.41 acres of land that HSC built a pipeline on in 2017 and how much the pair is owed for their property.

Though the court backed HSC's authority to condemn the land needed to build a pipeline...

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