Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 271.153
Limitations on Adjudication Awards


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (c), the total amount of money awarded in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of a contract subject to this subchapter is limited to the following:

(1)

the balance due and owed by the local governmental entity under the contract as it may have been amended, including any amount owed as compensation for the increased cost to perform the work as a direct result of owner-caused delays or acceleration;

(2)

the amount owed for change orders or additional work the contractor is directed to perform by a local governmental entity in connection with the contract;

(3)

reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees that are equitable and just; and

(4)

interest as allowed by law, including interest as calculated under Chapter 2251 (Payment for Goods and Services), Government Code.

(b)

Damages awarded in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity arising under a contract subject to this subchapter may not include:

(1)

consequential damages, except as expressly allowed under Subsection (a)(1);

(2)

exemplary damages; or

(3)

damages for unabsorbed home office overhead.

(c)

Actual damages, specific performance, or injunctive relief may be granted in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of a contract described by Section 271.151 (Definitions)(2)(B).
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 604 (H.B. 2039), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1266 (H.B. 987), Sec. 8, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 226 (H.B. 345), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1138 (H.B. 3511), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2013.
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