San Antonio Can't Dodge Suits Over Water Services Deal

Law360, Dallas (August 29, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Wednesday denied San Antonio's bid to dismiss a pair of lawsuits brought by the developers of a 1,700-acre subdivision that sought to enforce permits for the city to provide water and sewer services, ruling that the city couldn't assert sovereign immunity to avoid the deal.

The Fourth Court of Appeals ruled against the city and the utility it owns, San Antonio Water Systems, finding that the developers had the standing to enforce a pair of agreements from 1993 and 1994 in...
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