Texas Supremes Block Univ. Of Houston Prof's Retaliation Suit

Law360, Dallas (June 17, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court held Friday that the University of Houston can use its sovereign immunity to avoid a suit from a law professor who claimed the university had retaliated against him after he blew the whistle on a dean's allegedly questionable accounting practices and improper contract awards.

The court held professor Stephen Barth, a practicing attorney who teaches courses in hospitality law and leadership, could not use the Texas Whistleblower Act to pierce the university’s immunity. Barth hadn't shown he had a reasonably objective belief...
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