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State’s action on Porretto Beach ‘not a taking,’ Supreme Court says - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 30, 2014

State’s action on Porretto Beach ‘not a taking,’ Supreme Court says

Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:32 pm

GALVESTON — The state of Texas didn’t commit an illegal taking of private property by claiming for years that land known locally as Porretto Beach belonged to the public, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The opinion issued by Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht criticized some of the state’s conduct, however, and may mean the state will have to pay plaintiff attorneys a little more than $19,000 for expenses and violations of procedural rules.

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