FKM Partners, Ltd v. Bd. of Regents of the Univ. of Texas, 05-0661
A trial court retains jurisdiction over a condemnation action after the condemning authority amends its petition to reduce the amount of property to be taken by over ninety-seven percent. Further, the condemning authority is liable for certain fees and expenses to the landowner because the reduction in property condemned is so great as to be in effect a functional dismissal of the original condemnation proceeding.
- Argued 03/21/2007
- Decided 06/06/2008
- Published 06/06/2008
PHIL JOHNSON, Justice., Justice JOHNSON delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice JEFFERSON, Justice HECHT, Justice O'NEILL, Justice WAINWRIGHT, Justice BRISTER, Justice MEDINA, and Justice GREEN joined.
H. Dixon Montague, Billy Coe Dyer, Gwen J. Samora, Vinson Elkins, L.L.P., Houston, for FKM Partnership, Ltd., A Texas Limited Partnership., Barry Ross McBee, Edward D. Burbach, Rafael Edward Cruz, Danica Lynn Milios, Office of the Attorney General, Kristofer S. Monson, Assistant Solicitor General, Cavitt Wendlandt, David S. Morales, Office of Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbott, Atty. Gen., Kent C. Sullivan, First Asst. Atty. Gen., Austin, for Board of Regents of the University of Houston System., Ken Wright, Kenneth A. Wright, Dallas, for Amicus Curiae Horace H. Elam.