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TEXAS DEP'T OF TRANSP. v. CITY OF SUNSET VALLEY, 03-0041

In a suit to recover the cost of constructing a substitute street lost in the expansion of a state highway, judgment in favor of plaintiff-City is reversed where defendant retains immunity and cannot be liable for an unconstitutional taking since it owns the disputed property appropriated for highway expansion.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/04/2004
  • Decided 09/24/2004
  • Published 09/24/2004

Judges

  • Justice O'NEILL delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Edward D. Burbach, Barry Ross McBee, Ronda Leigh Neff, Kristina Weber Silcocks, Rafael Edward Cruz, Rance L. Craft, Office of Attorney General, Philip A. Lionberger, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P., Jeffrey S. Boyd, Thompson & Knight, Greg Abbott, Attorney General of TX, Austin, Rick Thompson, Law Office of Deborah Hankinson PC, Dallas, John Stephen Toland, Watson Bishop London Galow, P.C., Austin, Idolina Garcia, Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP, Dallas, for Petitioners., James C. Harrington, Austin, for Amicus Curiae Texas Civil Rights Project.

  • For Appellees:
  • W. Thomas Buckle, Brad Rockwell and Jessica Scott, Douglas C. Young, Scanlan Buckle & Young, P.C., Sheri Joy Nasya Tolliver, Texas Civil Rights Project, Austin, for Respondent.
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