Texas Appeals Court Upholds Keystone XL Land Grab

Law360, Houston (May 23, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday removed a hurdle to TransCanada Corp’s planned Keystone XL Pipeline, rejecting a landowner’s argument that the company should have been forced to prove it qualified as a common carrier before it was given access to private property.

The Ninth District Court of Appeals denied a petition for mandamus urged by Texas Rice Land Partners LP, which asked the appeals court to overturn a trial court’s order allowing TransCanada to take immediate possession of some of its land while litigation over...
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