Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 110.005


Any person, other than a government agency, who successfully asserts a claim or defense under this chapter is entitled to recover:


declaratory relief under Chapter 37 (Declaratory Judgments);


injunctive relief to prevent the threatened violation or continued violation;


compensatory damages for pecuniary and nonpecuniary losses; and


reasonable attorneys fees, court costs, and other reasonable expenses incurred in bringing the action.


Compensatory damages awarded under Subsection (a)(3) may not exceed $10,000 for each entire, distinct controversy, without regard to the number of members or other persons within a religious group who claim injury as a result of the government agencys exercise of governmental authority. A claimant is not entitled to recover exemplary damages under this chapter.


An action under this section must be brought in district court.


A person may not bring an action for damages or declaratory or injunctive relief against an individual, other than an action brought against an individual acting in the individuals official capacity as an officer of a government agency.


This chapter does not affect the application of Section 498.0045 (Forfeiture of Good Conduct Time: Frivolous Lawsuits) or 501.008 (Inmate Grievance System), Government Code, or Chapter 14 of this code.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999.
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