Texas Justices Urged To Uphold Immunity In Arrest Suit

Law360, Houston (December 4, 2013, 10:35 PM EST) -- A Texas city urged the state’s highest court Wednesday to reject a lawsuit brought by a man who claims he suffered nerve damage to his wrists by an officer when he was handcuffed during an arrest, saying the case could open the state to an avalanche of litigation.

The city of Watauga told the Texas Supreme Court that Russell Gordon’s suit is based on an improper interpretation of the Texas Tort Claims Act, which waives the city’s immunity against negligence claims. Because the arresting officer’s restraint...
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