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Pipeline Condemnation and Eminent Domain Process in Texas

For you, the Texas landowner or rancher contacted by a landman or right-of-way agent for a pipeline company, gas utility, or common carrier (the "condemnor") that wants to take your private property from you. Always consult an eminent domain attorney the moment you are contacted by a landman/agent.

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Eminent domain -- the inherent power of a governmental entity to take privately owned property, esp. land, and convert it to public use, subject to reasonable compensation for the taking.
Black's Law Dictionary, 10th Edition

Condemnation -- The determination and declaration that certain property (esp. land) is assigned to public use, subject to reasonable compensation; the exercise of eminent domain by a governmental entity.
Black's Law Dictionary, 10th Edition

Common Carrier -- A commercial enterprise that holds itself out to the public as offering to transport freight or passengers for a fee.
Black's Law Dictionary, 10th Edition

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