Luke Ellis Talks Eminent Domain on Fox 7’s

Luke Ellis, a partner at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, spoke to Fox 7 in Austin about the impact the I-35 expansion project is having on his clients.

“One client of mine is a third-generation family business. They’ve been located on the same spot along Interstate 35…for the last 35 to 40 years. Their business is one that is focused on servicing certain areas within close proximity to the University of Texas and downtown. So they’re in a perfect location,” Mr. Ellis said during the broadcast. “That business is now gone. It’s getting kind of wiped off the face of the map.”

Mr. Ellis represents some of the property owners in lawsuits against the state of Texas.

“So, if the government takes your land as a property owner, the government’s required to pay for it. They’re required under the Constitution to pay fair market value. But fair market value is a term that is very subjective.”

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