law-immunity | immunity from suit | sovereign immunity | governmental immunity | waiver of sovereign immunity |
waiver of governmental immunity by conduct | waiver of local government immunity to breach of contract claims |
statutory waiver of immunity from suit and liability | immunity from liability | affirmative defense of official immunity
| judicial acts immunity | qualified immunity | privileges not to testify | immunity to suit based on privilege | judicial
Although the terms sovereign immunity and governmental immunity are often used interchangeably,
sovereign immunity “extends to various divisions of state government, including agencies, boards,
hospitals, and universities,” while governmental immunity “protects political subdivisions of the State,
including counties, cities, and school districts.” See Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Consol. Indep. Sch. Dist.
v. Tex. Political Subdivisions Property/Casualty Joint Self-Insurance Fund, 212 S.W.3d 320, 324 (Tex.
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