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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE v. SIMONS, 02-0479

The Court held that actual notice under the Texas Tort Claims Act requires knowledge of the information and a subjcetive awareness that its fault produced the injury, but dismissed the appeal because a lack of notice does not deprive the trial court of subject matter jurisdiction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/09/2004
  • Published 07/09/2004

Judges

  • Justice HECHT delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • J. Woodfin Jones, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP, Austin, for Amicus Curiae Brian Edward Simons., Greg Abbott, Atty. Gen. of Texas, Danica Lynn Milios, Howard G. Baldwin, First Asst. Attys. Gen., Philip A. Lionberger, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P., Michael T. McCaul, Executive Asst. Atty. Gen., Ryan D. Clinton, Julie Caruthers Parsley, Susan Mara Stith and Jay T. Kimbrough, Rafael Edward Cruz, Barry Ross McBee, Austin, for Texas Department of Criminal., Greg White, McGregor and White, and Aubrey R. Williams, Montez Williams & Baird, P.C., Waco, for Brian Edward Simons.

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