Texas Justices Asked To Revive $17M Drilling Ban Award

Law360, Houston (August 28, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A group of landowners urged the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday to revive a $17 million judgment against the city of Houston that was overturned last year after an appeals court found that environmental concerns justified restrictions against oil and gas development near Lake Houston.

Trail Enterprises Inc. said in a brief filed with the high court that the Fourteenth District Court of Appeals’ reasoning — that the need to protect the lake as a source of drinking water insulated the city from the award —...
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