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DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT v. WHITLEY, 02-0177

Sovereign immunity bars a suit against a transit authority for injuries inflicted by one bus passenger on another, where plaintiff's injuries did not arise from the operation or use of the bus.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/14/2002
  • Decided 04/17/2003
  • Published 04/17/2003

Judges

  • Chief Justice PHILLIPS delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice HECHT, Justice OWEN, Justice O'NEILL, Justice JEFFERSON, Justice SCHNEIDER, Justice SMITH, and Justice WAINWRIGHT joined.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Hyattye O. Simmons, Dallas, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • John P. Knouse, Law Office of Knouse & Knouse, Dallas, for Respondent.
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