5th Circ. Backs Texas Water Agency In Takings Suit

Law360, New York (May 6, 2016, 4:05 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday sided with the city of San Antonio and a regional aquifer authority, rejecting an appeal by property owners trying to revive their Fifth Amendment takings suit stemming from denied permits to withdraw water.

The unanimous three-judge panel struck down the appeal by landowners who claimed their denied water permit applications deprived them of their property rights. In a brief order, the circuit judges did not explain their reasoning except to say they largely agreed with a June dismissal order by U.S. District...
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Case Title

GG Ranch, Limited, et al v. Edwards Aquifer Authority, et al


Case Number

15-50505

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

June 9, 2015

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