Texas Justices Told To End Hurricane Harvey Takings Fight

Law360 (October 6, 2020, 8:55 PM EDT) -- Houston-area homeowners who are suing the San Jacinto River Authority alleging their floodwater management actions during Hurricane Harvey constitutes a taking of their property should have their claims dismissed because there's no remedy available to them under the law, the Texas Supreme Court was told in oral arguments Tuesday.

The river authority argues that a lower appellate court, in allowing the claims from lead plaintiff homeowners — Michael A. Burney, Charles V. Argento, Vicente and Ashley Medina, and Aris Antoniou —  to move forward in a December 2018 ruling, misapplied Texas Government Code Chapter 2007.

The statute allows property owners to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!