Texas High Court Allows Tort Claims Against Gov't Entities

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A split Texas Supreme Court on Friday clarified that the Texas Tort Claims Act does not bar plaintiffs suing a government employee from asserting claims against the government when the suit is based on the employee’s conduct within the scope of employment.

In a 5-4 decision, Texas’ high court held that subsections in the TTCA do not limit when such suits can be brought against a governmental employer, even when a suit originally names just the employee as a defendant. The case stems from plaintiff Michele...
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