October 21, 2008 Landowner Rights in Regard to Condemnation and Landowner Liability (6:00pm - 9:45pm), a seminar by Judon Fambrough
, attorney Texas A&M Real Estate Center.
Program will be held at the Family Life Center
located at the corner of 8 th Street and Star Street in Bonham, TX. Program begins at 6:00pm with a BBQ meal.
There will be a $15 reservation fee for this meeting.
This program is aimed at addressing many of the questions recently occurring in our and adjacent counties in regards to condemnation and landowner liability.
Please make your reservations early, as there will be limited seating for this seminar.
Mr. Fambrough is a senior lecturer and attorney at law with the Texas Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
He has held a joint appointment with the Agricultural Economics Department where he taught a class in Oil and Gas Law and also one in Agricultural Law.
served in Vietnam as a forward observer where he
earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and two purple hearts.
G.I. Bill to attend law school.
Mr. Fambrough has been the attorney for the Texas Real Estate Center for the past 31 years.
has authored over 300 articles regarding Texas real estate law.
One of his
prime objectives is to inform landowners about their property rights and tell them how to best protect and utilize those rights.
The first major topic would be Condemnation.
In this regard, he
will address the process of condemning land as it is now being conducted in Texas.
will examine the statute and case law surrounding the process and HB 2006 that the Governor vetoed last session.
After discussing the process, he
will then look at what landowners should attempt to negotiate in lieu of condemnation to insure their property rights are protected when confronted with (1) pipeline condemnation, (2) condemnation of lake property and (3) condemnation of transmission lines.
The next major topic would be landowner liability.
will discuss the case law regarding the duties landowners owe to persons on their property starting with invitees through trespassers.
will place special emphasis on the duty owed to minors.
After that, he
will detail how Chapter 75 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Act has changed the common law as it applies to recreational guests.
will conclude with a discussion of waivers and the assumption-of-the-risk documents.