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VULCAN MATERIALS CO. v. CITY OF TEHUACANA, 02-51182

Summary judgment was improperly granted to defendant in this takings-claim challenge to an ordinance that forbids quarrying; remanded for a determination of whether plaintiff's proposed mining operation constitutes a public nuisance under Texas law.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/21/2004
  • Published 05/21/2004

Judges

  • E. GRADY JOLLY, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY and WIENER, Circuit Judges, and WALTER, District Judge.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Angus E. McSwain (argued), Donald K. Dorsett, Fulbright, Winniford & Marable, Waco, TX, Deborah Pearce Reggio, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant., Scott N. Houston, Texas Municipal League, Austin, TX, for Texas Municipal League and Texas City Attorneys' Ass'n, Amici Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Charles D. Olson (argued), Charles Alfred Mackenzie, Michael W. Dixon, Haley & Davis, Waco, TX, for Defendant-Appellee.