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What Price For a Louisiana Servitude?

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According to Enterprise Te Products Pipeline Company v. Avila, it is the value of the expropriated property, even if it is as little as 33 cents each to the landowners. This seemingly small case must have had big potential for chaos. Otherwise, why appeal? Enterprise sought expropriation of a 30-foot wide servitude over the Avilas’… Continue Reading

It’s Now Easier To Be a Common Carrier Pipeline in Texas

Posted in Eminent Domain, pipelines

We now know what it takes to establish common carrier pipeline status in Texas.  According to the Texas Supreme Court in Denbury Green Pipeline Texas LLC v. Texas Rice Land Partners Ltd., all that is required is a reasonable probability that the pipeline will, at some point after construction, serve the public by transporting a product for one or… Continue Reading