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Sovereign immunity

Wynne v. Klein

A Texas appellate court held that sovereign immunity bars an individual's lawsuit against the board members of a local reclamation district claiming that their activities caused a lake to be substantially drained during 2008 and for...

Pasadena, City of v. Kinsel Indus., Inc.

The court held that under Texas law, recent legislative enactments waive, with certain limitations, immunity from suit for contract claims against local government entities. Hence, the court reversed and remanded lower court decisions...

Webb v. Dallas, Tex., City of

The court holds that Texas' doctrine of sovereign immunity does not render the city of Dallas immune from a suit by the heirs of a landowner who bequested land to the city for use as a park. Under the bequest to the city, if the land...