Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Bragg: A Summary for Non-Attorneys

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The Texas Supreme Court's ruling in Bragg makes clear that, at least in some circumstances, a groundwater conservation district's denial or limitation of a permit seeking to pump groundwater for irrigation can constitute a Penn Central regulatory taking. Moreover the court clarified how just compensation should be calculated in these instances. This article seeks to offer a simple explanation of the case and its holding for non-attorneys.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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