Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 123.004

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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

A person who establishes a cause of action under this chapter is entitled to:
(1) an injunction prohibiting a further interception, attempted interception, or divulgence or use of information obtained by an interception;
(2) statutory damages of $10,000 for each occurrence;
(3) all actual damages in excess of $10,000;
(4) punitive damages in an amount determined by the court or jury; and
(5) reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.