Ruling Expected On TransCanada's Right To Private Property

Law360, Houston (August 13, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge is expected to rule this week on a legal challenge launched by a landowner in a bid to stop TransCanada Corp. from running a segment of a massive oil pipeline through her private property.

TransCanada and Julia Trigg Crawford, whose North Texas family farm lies in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline, are locked in a battle over the oil company’s designation as a “common carrier” — a status that enables it to seize private property through eminent domain lawsuits.

Charles Fiscus,...
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