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Judge Rejects Eminent Domain for Bullet Train – Texas Scorecard Publishes Story Following Recent Court Hearing

According to an article by Texas Scorecard published on Thursday, Texas Central’s bid to seize property from area landowners by use of eminent domain was defeated by Judge Jim Chapman’s ruling a week after a court hearing on the subject in Waxahachie on Jan. 16. While the legal team representing three landowners who were being sued by Texas Central dismissed a response to the judge’s summary, the company that seeks to build a high-speed train connecting Dallas to Houston did issue a statement to The Ennis News. “We received word that Judge Chapman denied the landowners’ motions to consolidate their cases as well as Texas Central’s motions for summary judgment, effectively moving each case forward towards separate trials. Texas Central respectfully disagrees about the need for trials. We are confident the laws of Texas irrefutably give this project authority, as a railroad company, to access and survey private land to help determine the train’s most advantageous route between Houston and North Texas. Texas has long allowed survey access by railroads, pipelines, electrical lines and other industries that provide for a public good and a strong economy. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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