A new case from the Texarkana Court of Appeals could prove extremely useful for landowners dealing with old, blanket easement agreements on their property. In Sothwestern Electric Power Company v. Lynch, the court held that the general easement at issue, which was silent as to width, limited the allowable width of the easement to 30 feet, which was the width historically used by the pipeline company. [Read full opinion here.] Background Three landowners in Bowie County own land burdened by a utility easement held by Southwestern Electric Power Company... Read More →
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