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Texas Court of Appeals Sides with Landowners in Easement Dispute

Easements in Texas provide individuals or entities like utility companies with the right to use or access a person’s property for a particular purpose. It’s...
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“Little Pink House” Spotlights the Emotional Impact of Eminent Domain Actions

When a government decides to acquire property through the exercise of its eminent domain authority, it only takes into account the market value of the...
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Someone from the Government Wants to Survey My Property. Do I Have to Let Them?

For many Texas property owners, the first notice they get that their land is being considered for condemnation is in the form of a “right...
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Look for Dawson & Sodd in Bloomberg Businessweek and Fortune & Money Magazines

Look for Dawson & Sodd, LLP this month in Bloomberg Businessweek and Fortune & Money magazines! The article gives an in-depth look at our firm’s...
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Inverse Condemnation Part 5: Federal Cases After Hurricane Katrina

This is Part 5 of a series of blog posts on important inverse condemnation cases. Previous pasts have addressed: Part 1: What Is The Takings...
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Inverse Condemnation Part 4: Flood Control and Property Damage

This is Part 4 of a series of blog posts on important cases in the history of inverse condemnation claims. Previous pasts have addressed: Part...
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Inverse Condemnation Part 3: Nature of the Damage and State of Mind

This is the third blog in a series about key cases in inverse condemnation. Previous blog posts discussed the meaning of the Takings Clause and...
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Corsicana Ag Mechanics Students Show Off Portable Aquaponics System

Dawson & Sodd is incredibly proud to sponsor these Corsicana ag mechanics students in their portable aquaponics project. Law firm partner Jody Sodd McSpadden’s son,...
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Jody Sodd McSpadden Featured as “Partner of the Month” in Attorney at Law Magazine

Jody Sodd McSpadden, a partner with Dawson & Sodd, was featured in the March 2018 issue of the Greater Dallas Edition of Attorney at Law...
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Inverse Condemnation Part 2: How Do Courts Determine Whether a Claim Involves Negligence or an Unconstitutional Taking?

This blog is the second in a series of posts on significant inverse condemnation cases. In the first blog, we discussed Tarrant Regional Water District...
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