The Texas transportation and energy industries’ need for new infrastructure often brings them into conflict with landowners whose properties are required for these expansions. This tension has only increased in recent years, as economic and population growth have produced a need for ever greater quantities of energy, and the infrastructure necessary for its production andLearn More
Luke Ellis interviewed on Fox News regarding condemnation of Texas property for border wall. You can watch the whole interview “Click HERE to play.”
JMEH Partner Justin Hodge interviewed with reporter L.M. Sixel of the Houston Chronicle for a Q&A session on Texas Eminent Domain. He answered legal questions concerning TxDOT, pipeline, and powerline eminent domain cases. He also discussed the landowner protections contained in the law, and explained when it is necessary to hire a condemnation or eminentLearn More
On February 16-17, the Texas State Bar sponsored a two-day seminary entitled “9th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation,” presented live in Houston and by video conference in Dallas. Joe Marrs, a partner with JMEH, was invited to speak on “Remedies for Mismanagement of Trust Assets” the morning of the first day of the seminar. InLearn More
JMEH’s appellate win in November 2015, Burks v. XL Specialty Insurance Company, __ S.W.3d __ Tex. App.–Houston [14th. Dist.] 2015, no pet.), has been cited in Texas and in Utah in the past year in cases concerning Directors’ and Officers’ coverage. See Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company v. Wootton, — S.W.3d —, Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2016,Learn More
“On September 16, 2016, Joe Marrs presented “Trust (Mis)management: Trusts, FINRA, and Third Parties” to the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Austin Bar Association as part of the ABA’s Continuing Legal Education series.” To see the event details, click here.
Texas Super Lawyers has recognized three JMEH partners as “Super Lawyers” in their fields in its annual listing of top Texas attorneys. The Super Lawyers report, published by Thompson Reuters, is based on peer recognition and editorial research. View the attorneys and their fields.
The University of Texas School of Law is offering the state’s first law school course devoted solely to eminent domain law, and the University of Houston Law Center will be starting a similar course later this year. At UT, Austin-based attorneys Luke Ellis and Chris Johns, partners at Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP, are currently teaching “Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights.” TheLearn More
Anglo-Dutch Petroleum International told a Texas appellate court Thursday that a trial court wrongly awarded a “windfall” in interest on attorneys’ fees to a lawyer who represented the company in its suit alleging two rivals is closed confidential information, after Anglo-Dutch successfully appealed a verdict on the fee amount. The amount of interest awarded to attorney Gerard Swonke related to hisLearn More
On Thursday, January 28 JMEH attorneys Joe Marrs and Leah Lanier spoke to Bank of Texas/BOK Financial about their paper, How Not to Invest a Trust: Pitfalls for Trustees and Brokers. The talk, which focused on the hazards of investing trust funds and avoiding common errors, was teleconferenced nationally to BOKF’s trust representatives and independent advisors for continuingLearn More