Recent Eminent Domain News – April 6 Update

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4 COVID-19 Questions Clients Are Asking Real Estate Lawyers


The global spread of COVID-19 has created great uncertainty in the real estate market and as a result, real estate lawyers have been bombarded over the last month with wide-ranging questions and concerns from clients. Here, Law360 looks at four such questions.

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Recent Eminent Domain News – April 6 Update

Coronaviruses in Poultry, Livestock Pose No Danger to Humans, Expert Says

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Coronaviruses that are common in poultry and livestock worldwide don’t jump to humans, but those found in wildlife are another matter, an expert says.

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Aggie veterinary labs reengineer 2,000 COVID-19 sampling kits for humans

Source: AgriLife Today

Viral sampling kits — usually used on pigs, cows and chickens — are being repurposed into more than 2,000 COVID-19 kits for humans, and will be sent to hospitals across the state, thanks to Aggie innovation and ingenuity.

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COVID-19 may knock high-speed rail timeline off track

Source: The Madisonville Meteor

Texas Central, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas that would cut through Madison County laid off 28 employees recently due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which may continue to impact the company’s planned timetable for the project.

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Organizations demand halt to border wall construction during COVID-19 pandemic

Source: CBS 4

More than 100 organizations have joined together to demand a halt on border construction during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Not only is the border wall a waste of resources and a distraction, but now it’s also a public health risk. These lawmakers must put ideology aside, listen to Texans, and halt construction immediately,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director at Progress Texas, in a release publically acknowledging his organization’s participation in the demand.

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State invokes eminent domain to obtain property for outer loop project

Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

State transportation officials are going to court to obtain portions of two plots of land in the southern edge of Lubbock aimed at being part of the planned Loop 88, also known as the Outer Loop.

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