Landowner Victory in Ellis County as 2nd Judge Denies Texas Central Railway’s Request to Be Declared Railroad

Landowner Victory in Ellis County as 2nd Judge Denies Texas Central Railway’s Request to Be Declared RailroadEminent domain attorneys Glenn Sodd, Jason Sodd and Jody McSpadden are proud to have contributed to a recent legal victory for Ellis County landowners Ronny Caldwell, William Getzendaner and Darren Eagle in the fight against Texas Central Railway’s ill-advised high-speed rail project. Last Friday, Judge Jim Chapman denied Texas Central’s motion for a summary judgment order declaring that Texas Central qualifies as a railroad company under Texas law.

As it stands, Texas Central still has no legal right to enter onto private property, nor does it have the right to force landowners to sell their property under the threat of eminent domain.

In short, despite Texas Central telling landowners and the public for the past three years that it is a railroad, that claim continues to be proven false in courtrooms up and down the proposed high speed rail corridor.

Read more in this press release from Texans Against High Speed Rail.

Has your land been targeted for eminent domain for the Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project? The Texas property rights lawyers at Dawson & Sodd have been fighting for Texas landowners for more than 100 years. Call us today at 903-872-8181 (Corsicana) or 214-373-8181 (Dallas) and find out how we can help.


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