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Denbury v. Texas Rice "Texas Rice II": The Texas Supreme Court Affirms Common Carrier Status

by Jackson Walker on

On Friday, January 6, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas v. Texas Rice Land Partners (“Texas Rice II”), reversing the 9th Court of Appeals and reinstating the trial...more

Florida drone bill passed into law, more concerns raised about its restrictions

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

At the end of April, we posted on the passing of S.B. 766 through the Florida State legislature, and now on May 14, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, in the State of...more

Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion

by Nossaman LLP on

The City of Temecula is moving forward with the French Valley Parkway. The project involves constructio of a new arterial, as well as improvements to the I-15 Winchester Road interchange. Phase I of the project included...more

Public Works Board Moving Forward with Condemnations as High Speed Rail Project Breaks Ground

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As the High Speed Rail Authority (“Authority”) prepares to begin construction this week of the first segment of the High Speed Rail Project (the “Project”), the State Public Works Board is concurrently scrambling to consider...more

Michigan Puts New Road-Funding Tax Structure Up For May 5 Referendum Vote

by Miller Canfield on

Michigan voters will have the final say on approving a deal between Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature to overhaul the state’s tax structure to fund road improvements at a referendum election on May 5, 2015. The...more

City of Needles may use Eminent Domain for I-40 Connector Project

by Nossaman LLP on

According to Robin Richard’s article, “Needles May Exercise Eminent Domain to make way for Highway 95 Connector,” the City of Needles is considering adopting Resolutions of Necessity to acquire 14 parcels for its long-planned...more

Current Developments in Eminent Domain and Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction (Under Construction - March 2014)

by Snell & Wilmer on

On February 19, 2014, a Nebraska state district court judge invalidated a portion of a Nebraska law that had, until the decision, permitted an alternate, streamlined method of obtaining eminent domain authority for the...more

Virginia Court Declares PPP Toll Financing Arrangement Unconstitutional

by White & Case LLP on

In many ways, the state of Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA), which allows new, innovative methods of financing from private sources to supplement state funding and public debt financing, has been a model...more

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