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GOVERNMENT TAKINGS OF PROPERTY

EMINENT DOMAIN AND INVERSE CONDEMNATION

The Constitution requires that the government pay just compensation when it takes private property for a public purpose by a process known as “eminent domain” or “condemnation.”

The Constitution also may require the government to pay for “inverse condemnation,” a government’s physical intrusion onto a property, even by flooding, its refusal to allow development of property, or regulating property in such a way as to deny all beneficial use.

Mr. McCabe is a recognized authority in the area of state constitutional law, and the Texas Supreme Court made new law in the area of government takings, quoting Mr. McCabe's constitutional analysis in Dallas v. Stewart, 361 S.W.3d 562, 573 (Tex. 2012).

Mr. McCabe also successfully represented a company in a multi-million-dollar claim against a Houston-area city that was refusing to allow development of land for low-income individuals to erect their own homes.

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