Most people have heard of eminent domain and know that it has something to do with government seizure of private land. However, many remain unaware of what it actually involves. This is understandable, as eminent domain is a complicated legal concept. If you have questions or concerns about the government’s exercise of eminent domain in your […]

Our legal team has a dedication to helping Texas residents with a wide range of issues related to local government and city law. Many of our cases involve the application of the Public Information Act. This law plays an important role in ensuring that the public has access to government information. Unfortunately, it is not […]

Texas has over 1,200 municipal governments, second in the country only to Illinois, according to the National League of Cities. The number of laws that each local government varies. It typically depends on the size of the city and county that those laws govern. The city of Dallas has over 1.3 million residents. According to […]

City of Richardson v. Oncor Electric Delivery Company, L.L.C., No. 15-1008 After extensive briefing and oral argument, a unanimous Texas Supreme Court accepted the arguments urged by NJDHS on behalf of its client; the City of Richardson. Upholding the authority of home-rule cities to require utilities to pay the cost of relocating a utility’s poles. […]