Professor Vanessa Casado Perez of the Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas joins us to discuss water law and how it intersects with the eminent domain world. We discuss the differing legal systems applicable to water in U.S., the Owens Valley California Water Wars, the Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District case, the Casitas Municipal Water District Case, and the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day case. Professor Casado Perez also gave some great movie recommendations (including Chinatown), suggests that Penelope Cruz would be play her in the future movie about her life, and discusses the Fort Worth art museums.
Professor Casado Perez can be found here: http://law.tamu.edu/faculty-staff/find-people/faculty-profiles/vanessa-casado-perez
Additionally, in the Opening Statement with Jeff Mead, we discuss when private entities have the power of eminent domain and what they must establish. We look at Denbury Green Pipeline v. Texas Rice Partners out of the Texas Supreme Court.
More information on the referenced 14th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference can be found here:
Jeff Mead and I will be speaking on eminent domain, coming projects, and lease provisions at the Tarrant County Bar Association at noon, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the City Club, 301 Commerce Street. I hope you can join us if you are in Tarrant County.
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