Governmental Liability

Carter Arnett has extensive experience representing counties, municipalities, hospital districts, school districts, law enforcement agencies, and other governmental entities and its officials in contractual disputes and civil rights litigation. Our firm has represented numerous public entities and officials in defense of a variety of state and federal claims including those asserted under 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981, 1983, and 1985 alleging excessive force, improper police conduct, delay of medical care, sexual assault, abuse of process, First Amendment retaliation, employment discrimination and harassment claims, whistleblower claims and Title IX actions.

  • Successfully resolved decades-old breach of contract claims asserted against a municipality seeking in excess of $2 billion in back wages
  • Obtained a take nothing jury verdict on behalf of a public hospital in a Texas Whistleblower Act action brought by a former employee
  • Successfully obtained numerous dismissals and summary judgments on behalf of municipalities, counties and public hospital systems on jurisdictional