Derrick Carson joins us in Episode 8 to discuss Hurricane Harvey, the flooding in Houston and southeast Texas, and a discussion of how the government’s decision to flood certain properties to stave off greater damage could result in inverse condemnation claims for those people impacted. Derrick resides in Kingwood, one of the most impacted neighborhoods, and gives a first hand account of helping his neighbors clean up following the disaster and sharing his home with a family that lost theirs.
We discuss whether and how an inverse condemnation claim might be one avenue to try to address the damage. Among the legal authorities discussed are: Tarrant Regional Water District v. Gragg, Kerr v. Harris County Flood Control District, St. Bernard Parish Government v. U.S., and Ideker Farms v. U.S.
Derrick Carson can be found here: http://www.lockelord.com/dcarson
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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