Pipeline Company Appeals Negative Ruling

Pipeline Company Appeals Negative Ruling

Posted: Updated:
Mobile, AL -

The battle over land near Big Creek Lake is far from over.  The company building an oil pipeline near Mobile’s water supply is appealing a recent decision in probate court.  This week Probate Judge Don Davis dismissed Plains Southcap’s lawsuit against the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System.  Lawyers for Plains have appealed their case to Mobile County Circuit Court. 

We haven’t gotten a date on when the case will be heard.  When it is the judge taking the case will hear it “de novo.”  That means the ruling from the probate judge will not be a factor in the new case. 

Plains Southcap is suing the Mobile Area Water and Sewer system for the last piece of land needed to build the controversial pipeline.  Probate Judge Don Davis ruled Plains doesn’t have the authority to use eminent domain to seize land because it is a limited liability company.  He ruled LLC’s aren’t specifically listed in state law as an entity that case use eminent domain. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police Find Body of Missing Teenager

    Police Find Body of Missing Teenager

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:04:02 GMT
    Officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Monday and the body of the 17 year old girl today.
    Officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Monday and the body of the 17 year old girl today.
  • Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:36:02 GMT
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
  • 32 Teens Escape Detention Center

    32 Teens Escape Detention Center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:15:59 GMT
    More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.
    More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.