Texas Developer Argues City Should Pay Up For Floodplain

Law360, Dallas (September 13, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Kopplow Development Inc. told the Texas Supreme Court in oral arguments Thursday that the city of San Antonio should pay for the extra expense required to develop a tract of land after the city rerouted a creek to potentially flood the company's property in case of a major storm.

Kopplow sued the city in 2004, alleging the city’s construction of a wall on the developer's land for directing creek overflow into a retention pond to prevent downstream flooding is a taking. Kopplow won a jury verdict...
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