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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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Inverse Condemnation Part 1: What Is The Takings Clause?

Tarrant Regional Water District v. Gragg is one of the most significant inverse condemnation cases in Texas. Glenn Sodd, Clay Beard, Jason Sodd and Jody...
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The Texas Bullet Train: A Pig In A Poke? We’ve Seen It Before

Texas Central Partners is doing all it can to create the appearance that the Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project is “on-track” (pun intended), but...
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Do You Have a Hurricane Harvey Inverse Condemnation Claim?

Hurricane Harvey ravaged many Texas communities with flooding, leading to hundreds of thousands of insurance claims across the state. Some Harvey flood claims are a...
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Understanding the Condemnation Process in Texas

The condemnation process in Texas is a complex, often confusing legal procedure if you’re not familiar with the laws pertaining to eminent domain in Texas....
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Trump Border Wall and What It Means for Property Owners

One of the recurring themes during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was his proposal for a U.S. – Mexico border wall that will span through the...
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