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City Shuts Down Site Threatening its Water Reservoir

City of Cleburne Reaches Settlement to Abate Violations of TCEQ Registration When TCEQ issued a domestic-septage registration to Harrington Environmental LLC—a company with a history of violating TCEQ regulations—allowing it to dispose of septage on land just upstream from its… Read More

Action to Protect Environmental Resources: Lessons from the City of Cleburne and Johnson County’s Fight to Protect Its Drinking Water

By James Parker, Maris Chambers, and Emily Linn For cities, counties and other public utilities and districts, protecting environmental resources from pollution is a paramount concern. When a regulatory body issues a registration or permit that threatens a public resource,… Read More

Texas Supreme Court immunity case holds that specific performance is now an available remedy in certain breach of contract cases against governmental entities

Today, March 15, 2019, in its potentially sweeping decision in Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group v. City of San Antonio, the Texas Supreme Court held that the Local Government Contract Claims Act (“the Act”) waives governmental immunity for the remedy of… Read More

Third Court of Appeals Provides Clarity in Chapter 1205 Bonds Validation Lawsuits

By José de la Fuente An unusual and sometimes mysterious creature of Texas law – Chapter 1205 of the Texas Government Code, which allows for expedited declaratory judgment actions to validate public bonds – has recently become… Read More

Texas Supreme Court to consider allowing plaintiffs to sue governmental entities for specific performance on a contract—why that should concern you and what you need to know

Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court took action in Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group v. City of San Antonio that may concern local governmental entities. Hays Street Bridge questions whether governmental immunity is waived for the remedy of specific performance under the Local… Read More

In the Courts – Governmental Immunity

by James F. Parker San Antonio River Auth. v. Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., No. 04-16-00535-CV, 2017 WL 3430897 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Aug. 9, 2017, pet. filed). It makes sense, but we needed a court to say it—whether a… Read More

To Protect and Serve: Policing Your Intellectual Property

by Lauren S. Aldredge Earlier this year, the Arlington Police Department (“APD”) learned that the logo displayed on its police cars had been imported into the Grand Theft Auto V video game. Apparently, a third-party graphics company had uploaded… Read More

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