Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 106.004

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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

This chapter does not authorize a claim for preventive relief against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, an employee of the department, or any other agency, agent, employee, or officer of this state if:
(1) the claim is brought by a person housed in a facility operated by or under contract with the department; and
(2) the claim accrued while the person was housed in the facility.