Texas Senate Clears Bill Allowing Contractors To Sue State

Law360, Houston (May 22, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Texas lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that will make it easier for construction companies to enforce government contracts by partially lifting a long-standing ban on litigation against the state while also imposing safeguards for litigants in contested state administrative hearings.

The Texas Senate voted in favor of H.B. 586, which waives the state's sovereign immunity against suits by private parties seeking to enforce construction, engineering and architectural contracts with the state and, as a result of a last-minute amendment, will revise the state’s Administrative Procedures Act...
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