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Jones v. City of Mckinney
December 22, 1995
910 S.W.2d 933
Texas Supreme Court
Published Opinion

Jones v. City of Mckinney

Supreme Court of Texas.

Michael JONES, Petitioner,


The CITY OF McKINNEY, Texas, Respondent.

No. 95–0555.


Nov. 2, 1995.


Rehearing Overruled Dec. 22, 1995.

*933 Appealed from Court of Appeals of Dallas, Fifth Judicial District.

Attorneys & Firms

*934 Lance S. Baxter, Plano, for Petitioner.

Grady R. Thompson, McKinney, for Respondent.



Petitioner Michael Jones sued his employer, the City of McKinney, for allegedly firing him in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The jury returned findings favorable to Jones, but the trial court rendered a take-nothing judgment for the City based on sovereign immunity. The court of appeals affirmed, holding that the Legislature, under the 1989 amendments to the Political Subdivisions Act, see Kuhl v. City of Garland, 910 S.W.2d 929 (Tex.1995). Accordingly, without hearing oral argument, a majority of the Court reverses the judgment of the court of appeals and remands this cause to that court for consideration of the parties’ remaining points of error.

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