On November 15, 2010, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Fifth Circuit”) issued a decision affirming the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in the favor of the City of Arlington (“Arlington”).
Christian Dennie served as counsel and briefing attorney for Arlington in Enclave Arlington Associates, L.P. v. City of Arlington in which Enclave Arlington Associates, L.P. (“Enclave”) filed suit against Arlington claiming the construction of Cowboys Stadium and the creation and implementation of a traffic control plan for events at the stadium violated Enclave’s rights in accordance with the Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and violated state law inverse condemnation claims. The matter was initially presented to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division (“District Court”) and ultimately for review of Arlington’s motion for summary judgment. The District Court found that Enclave’s claims were without merit and, therefore, entered judgment in favor of Arlington. Enclave, subsequently, appealed the District Court’s decision to the Fifth Circuit. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s decision and also found Enclave’s claims were without merit.