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Texas Waives Sovereign Immunity

In my previous post on this issue, I discussed HB 586 that was making its way through the 83rd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.  As it turned out, the bill went through some significant revisions before it was ultimately passed and signed into law by the governor. In outline [...]

A look at Sovereign Immunity

Sovereign immunity has it origins in English law and was carried to American jurisprudence.  In modern use, it protects the state, its various arms, and agencies from being sued for both tort and breach of contract claims.  In Texas, in order for an arm of the state to be subject [...]

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