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JOE AND JENKENS & GILCHRIST v. TWO THIRTY NINE JOINT VENTURE, 02-0218

Legislative immunity shields lawyer-legislators from civil liability for activities within their legislative capacities.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/09/2003
  • Decided 09/03/2004
  • Published 09/03/2004

Judges

  • Justice WAINWRIGHT delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Jeff Archer, Austin, for Amicus Curiae J.E. “Buster” Brown., Roger Townsend, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP, Houston, for Amicus Curiae Greenberg Traurig of New York., Reagan W. Simpson, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, for Amicus pro se., N. Bennett Sandlin, Austin, for Amicus Curiae Texas Municipal Leaguetexas Municipal League., Amy Warr, Office of Attorney Gen., Austin, for Amicus Curiae The State of Texas., Boyd Aaron Mouse, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, David L. Patterson, Godwin & Gruber, L.L.P., Dallas, for other interested parties., Russell James DePalma, Michael P. Lynn, John T Cox, Lynn Tillotson & Pinker, LLP, Robert E. Goodfriend, McKool Smith, P.C., B. Prater Monning III, Monning & Wynne, L.L.P., Dallas, for Petitioners.

  • For Appellees:
  • Donald E. Godwin, David L. Patterson, Chad Michael Ruback, Godwin & Gruber, L.L.P., Dallas, for Respondent.
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