Current Issues in Condemnation: Rerouting IH 45, Highspeed Rail, Interstate Pipelines, and Harvey

Legal Area:        Civil Trial Civil Appellate Real Estate Construction Business
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        09/30/2022
Information:        LAST CHANCE $15

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This CLE course will address compensability issues across a wide variety of current headline topics. Current issues in condemnation and eminent domain covered in this seminar are: 1) the IH-45 Project, a $6 billion dollar plan that will reroute the highway east of the downtown core of Houston; 2) the Texas Bullet Train, the new Highspeed Rail Project, in its environmental review stage; 3) Federal Court Condemnations (and a primer on the Natural Gas Act); and 4) the Hurricane Harvey inverse condemnation claims that pose causation challenges. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on August 10, 2018.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Progression of a Condemnation Case

  • Highest and Best Use: Reasonable Probability Standard

  • Relevant Parcel / Economic Units: Defining the Property

  • Capitalization Rates

  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes

  • Access Issues, PUAs, and Tips

  • Texas Transportation Code

  • Landowner Arguments

  • Petition to Reopen STB

  • Preliminary Showing of Authority

  • FERC Certification Process

  • Right to Condemn Under the Natural Gas Act

  • The Hinshaw Amendment

  • Federal Court Condemnation Procedures

  • Possession During the Pendency of Suit

  • Motion For Partial Summary Judgment & Application for Temporary Injunction

  • Advantages of Filing in Federal District Court

  • Disadvantages of Federal Condemnation Practice

  • Speakers for this course include:

    Laura Manion, who is an attorney with the firm of McFarland PLLC.  More information may be found on her firm's website.

    J. Robin Lindley, who is an attorney with the firm of Buck Keenan LLP.  More information may be found on his firm's website.

    John McDowell, who is an attorney with the firm of McDowell Wells, LLP.  More information may be found on his firm's website.

    Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas:

    Credit Hrs     Area
       1.50           Civil Trial Law
       1.50           Civil Appellate Law


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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