Texas Hospital Not Immune From Contract Suit: Appeals Court

Law360, Dallas (May 1, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court said Tuesday the Parkland Health and Hospital System, the Dallas County hospital district, can't use its governmental immunity status to dodge claims it did not pay Hospira Worldwide Inc. under a lease of medical equipment and supplies.

The appeals panel said although state law gives the county hospital governmental immunity, hospital districts qualify as local government entities subject to a waiver of that immunity for certain contract claims, like those Hospira alleged. But the court reversed and rendered judgment against Hospira for...
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