Homeowners Lose Appeal Of Hurricane Ike Takings Claims

Law360, Dallas (July 11, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday blocked a group of homeowners from pursuing takings and fraud claims against Jefferson County and a regional planning commission for allegedly failing to warn them their homes were in a flood zone, saying the government entities have immunity.

In a pair of opinions, the Austin Court of Appeals said the homeowners’ takings claims against the county, the county appraisal district, drainage district and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission failed because they did not allege the county intentionally took...
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