Texas High Court Says Developer Wrongly Blocked By City

Law360, Dallas (September 3, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said the city of Lorena cannot block a developer’s plans for sewer connections on unsold lots it owns, ruling a moratorium on private development cannot be enforced because the city had already approved plans for the residential subdivision.

In a 7-2 decision, the court said the city of Lorena, Texas, wrongly blocked developer BMTP Holdings LP from moving forward with the project under a provision of state law that allows cities to enact a temporary moratorium on property development if...
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