Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 100.001

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005

It is an affirmative defense to a civil action for damages for personal injury or death brought against a person performing duties under Article 2.122(f), Code of Criminal Procedure, the person’s employer, or the owner of a commercial nuclear power plant where the person was working, that at the time the cause of action arose the person was justified in using force under Chapter 9, Penal Code.