Supreme Court Expands Sovereign Immunity Doctrine to Protect Cities
from Suit for Breach of Contract, Overrules Previous Precedent
Tooke v . Mexia  197 S.W.3d 325 (Tex. June 30, 2006)

Texas Appeals Court Cases and Opinions citing, following, or discussing the Supreme Court’s new precedent set
in
Tooke v. Mexia, 197 S.W.3d 325 (Tex. 2006)(neither power to “sue and be sued” language nor “ implead and
be impleaded” language in statute or charter waives governmental entities’ immunity from suit)
Also see related sovereign immunity case decided on motion for rehearing on the same day:
Reata Const. Corp. v. City of Dallas, 197 S.W.3d 371(Tex. Jun 30, 2006)(waiver by filing claim for affirmative
relief)


CASE TABLE (SUBSEQUENT CASES)


City gets away with breaching contract on claim of governmental immunity

CLear Lake City Water Authority v. Friendswood (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 12, 2008)(Frost)


Lamesa ISD v. Booe dba Booe Roofing Co., No. 05-0959 (Tex. Sep. 28, 2007)(per curiam)(sovereign immunity
to contract claims, opportunity to amend

Texas A & M Univ. Sys. v. Koseoglu, No. 05-0321 (Tex. Sep. 7, 2007)(Green)    

Fort Worth I.S.D. v. Service Employment Redevelopment, No. 05-0427 (Tex. Aug. 24, 2007)(per curiam

City of Arlington v. Matthews, No. 06-0251 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

City of Pasadena v. Kinsel Industries, No. 06-0353 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

City of Elsa v. M.A.L., No. 06-0516 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)  

Dallas Fire Fighters Association v. City of Dallas, No. 04-0821 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

Abilene Housing Authority v. Gene Duke Builders, No. 05-0631 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

Carrasco v. City of Alvin, (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar 27, 2007)
Cassidy v. City of Balch Springs (Tex.App.- Dallas Mar 26, 2007)
City of San Antonio v. Reed (Tex.App.-San Antonio Mar 14, 2007)(subst. op)
City of Dallas v. Saucedo-Falls (Tex. Mar 9, 2007)
City of Colorado City v. Panko (Tex.App.- Eastland Mar 8, 2007)
City of Galveston v. State of Texas, 50 Tex.Sup.Ct. J. 513 (Tex. Mar 2, 2007)
City of McAllen v. Zellers (Tex..App.- Corpus Christi, Mar 1, 2007)
City of Keller v. Wilson (Tex.App.- Fort Worth Mar 1, 2007)
Martin v. State (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar 1, 2007)
City of Sweetwater v. Waddell (Tex. Mar 9, 2007)
City of Garden Ridge v. Ray (Tex.App.-Austin Feb 15, 2007)
Celanese Corp. v. Coastal Water Authority, H-06-2265 (S.D. Tx. Feb 9, 2007)
Sweeney Community Hospital v. Mendez (Tex.App.-Houston [1st. Dist.] Feb 1, 2007)
City of Houston v. Williams (Tex. Feb 23, 2007)
Belton v. TDCJ (Tex.App.-Waco Feb 14, 2007)
Dominguez ex rel. Ramirez v. City of San Antonio (Tex.App.-Waco Feb 28, 2007)
Sweeney Community Hospital v. Mendez (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Feb 1, 2007)
City of Del Rio v. Felton (Tex.App.--San Antonio Jan 31, 2007)
Texas Ass'n of Sch. Bd's Risk Mgmt Fund v. Banavides ISD (Tex.App.--San Antonio Jan 31, 2007)
Nivens v. City of League City (Tex.App.--Houston [1st Dist.] Jan 18 2007)
City of San Antonio v. Reed S. Lehman Grain, Ltd. (Tex.App.--San Antonio Jan 31, 2007)
Muenster Hosp. Dist. v. Carter (Tex.App.-Fort Worth Jan 25, 2007)
Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Consol. ISD. v. Texas Political Subdivisions Property & Cas. Joint Self-Insurance Fund,
212 S.W.3d 320 (Tex. Dec 29, 2006)
City of Weslaco v. Borne, 210 S.W.3d 782 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi Dec 14, 2006)
City of Houston v. Southern Elec. Services, Inc. (Tex.App.--Houston [1st Dist.] Dec 7, 2006)
City of Dallas v. Martin (Tex.App.-- Dallas Dec 21, 2006)
City of Dallas v. Albert (Tex.App.—Dallas Dec 21, 2006)
Bexar Metro Water Dist. v. Educ. and Econ. Dev. JV (Tex.App.--San Antonio Dec, 20, 2006)
Levy v. City of Rio Grande City, N.D. Tex. (Dec 28, 2006)
Comptroller of Public Accounts of Texas v. Waites (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec 21, 2006)
Texas Ass'n of Counties Property and Cas. Self-Insurance Fund v. Hidalgo County (Tex.App.--Corpus Christi
Dec. 25, 2006)
Paula Const., Inc. v. City of Lytle (Tex.App.--San Antonio Dec 6, 2006)
Martinez v. City of San Antonio (Tex.App.--San Antonio Dec 6, 2006)
La Blance v. Prairie View A&M Univ., S.D. Tex. (Dec. 4, 2006)
Fox v. City of Austin (Tex.App.-Austin Dec 1, 2006)
Olympic Waste Services v. City of Grand Saline, (Tex.App.-Tyler Sep 29, 2006)
Harris County Toll Road Authority v. SBC, LP (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] Sep 14, 2006)
City of Houston v. United Water Services, Inc., 201 S.W.3d 690 (Tex. Aug 31, 2006)
City of Irving v. Inform Const., Inc., 201 S.W.3d 693 (Tex. Aug 31, 2006)
City of Midland v. Goerlitz, 201 S.W.3d 689 (Tex. Aug 31, 2006)
Channelview ISD v. A.R.C.I., Ltd., 199 S.W.3d 556 (Tex.App.--Houston [1st Dist.] Aug 3, 2006)
Martin K. Eby Const. Co., Inc. v. LAN/STV, 205 S.W.3d 16 (Tex.App.-- Dallas Aug 31, 2006)
Port Neches-Groves ISD v., Pyramid Constructors, LLP, 201 S.W.3d 679 (Tex. Aug 31, 2006)
McWhinney v. Prairie View A&M Univ., S.D. Tex. (Aug 7, 2006)
City of Angleton v. USFilter Operating Services, Inc, 201 S.W.3d 677 (Tex. Aug 31, 2006)
Metro v. M.E.B., Engineering, Inc., 201 S.W.3d 692 (Tex. Aug 31, 2006)
McMahan Contracting, LP v. City of Carrollton, 197 S.W.3d 387 (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
City of Houston v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
City of Houston v. Allco, Inc., 206 S.W.3d 113 (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
Columbus ISD v. Five Oaks Achievement Center(Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
City of Houston v. Jones (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
PKG Contracting, Inc. v. City of Mesquite (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
City of Houston v. Boyer, Inc. (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
Reata Const. Corp. v. City of Dallas, 197 S.W.3d 371 (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
Satterfield & Pontikes Const., Inc. v. Irving ISD (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)
Sisk Utilities, Inc. v. City of Greenville (Tex. Jun 30, 2006)