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What is the Right to Eminent Domain in Texas?

What is the Right to Eminent Domain in Texas?

Eminent domain is a power the government has to seize private land for public use. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, specifically the “Taking Clause,” defines the power and its limitations. It prohibits the taking of private land “without...

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Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Texas?

Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Texas?

Through both Texas and the United States law, the government is granted the power to take private property to benefit the public good. This power is called eminent domain. The exercise of this power is known as condemnation. While you are unable to refuse the...

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Can the City of Dallas Take Your Land?

Can the City of Dallas Take Your Land?

Under certain circumstances, the government, including the city of Dallas or an authorized entity, has the power to take your land. This authority, known as eminent domain, is granted by both the United States and the Texas State Constitution. The Dallas, TX eminent...

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Can You Fight an Eminent Domain Action in Texas?

Can You Fight an Eminent Domain Action in Texas?

Both the United States and Texas law authorizes the government to take your land through the authority of eminent domain. Challenging the taking, or condemnation, of your property under this authority is difficult, but possible. To acquire your land under eminent...

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Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Houston?

Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Houston?

The United States and Texas law grant the government, including the city of Houston, the authority to exercise eminent domain over private property. In general, you cannot refuse eminent domain outright. However, that does not mean that you cannot challenge the taking...

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Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Dallas?

Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Dallas?

Eminent domain is the government’s power to seize private property or real estate for the public benefit. Granted by the laws of Texas and the United States, the government’s authority to take or condemn your land is legal. However, there are valid legal...

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Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Arlington, TX?

Can You Refuse Eminent Domain in Arlington, TX?

Eminent domain allows the government or a private company with government authorization to take possession of private land for the benefit of the general public. The exercise of this power, granted by both the laws of the United States and Texas, is known as...

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How Do You Prove Medical Negligence in Texas?

How Do You Prove Medical Negligence in Texas?

If you were injured or suffered adverse health conditions because of something your doctor did wrong, you may be able to sue the doctor – and sometimes the hospital – for medical malpractice.  When you bring one of these lawsuits, one of the most...

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When Can You Sue a Hospital in Texas?

When Can You Sue a Hospital in Texas?

At some point in our lives, we all spend some time at the hospital, either as a visitor or as a patient. We trust that the professionals working there will take care of us and make sure our health is in good shape. Sadly, this is not always the case. Unfortunately,...

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