Home-rule city’s franchise contract and right-of-way ordinance trumps pro-forma provision in a tariff, so utility must bear costs of relocation

City of Richardson v Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, 15-1008 (Tex. February 2, 2018) This case involves a dispute between a city and a utility over who must pay relocation costs to accommodate changes to public rights-of-way. The City of … Continue reading


Permanent injunction prohibiting city from holding election on red light cameras dissolved

The City of Cleveland et al., v. Keep Cleveland Safe, 09-15-00076-CV (Tex. App—Beaumont, July28, 2016) Plaintiff, Keep Cleveland Safe (“KCS”) filed a petition attempting to stop the City from placing an issue on the ballot for the May 2014 election … Continue reading


If you have a case involving Chapter 245 vested rights, zoning changes, and distance restrictions on alcohol sales read this 71 page opinion

FLCT, Ltd. and Field Street Development I, Ltd. v. City of Frisco, Texas, 02-14-00335-CV (Tex. App.- Fort Worth, May 26th 2016) Owners are two partnerships that own adjacent property in Frisco. FLCT’s tract is located on the actual corner; Field’s … Continue reading


City can sue for damages to property values due to nuisance for acts occurring outside ETJ says Amarillo Court of Appeals.

  Town of DISH, et al v. Enbridge Gathering (North Texas) L.P., et al.,  07-13-00391-CV (Tex. App. – Amarillo, June 1, 2015) This is a consolidation of three separate cases with multiple parties and multiple defendants with certain procedural complexities. … Continue reading

Association has standing to challenge use of funds for illegal aliens says 14th District Court of Appeals.

Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas (IRCOT), 14-12-00819-CV (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.], November 26, 2013). This is a preemption case with jurisdictional underpinnings which appeared before the court interlocutory after the … Continue reading