Bankruptcy

Chudleigh v. Papadopoulos, No. 14-01-00088-CV, 2002 Tex. App. LEXIS 2739 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Apr. 18, 2002, pet. denied) (not designated for publication). (Automatic Stay; Withdrawal of Consent)
Automatic stay does not void a settlement agreement when the party’s claims under the settlement agreement arise after the other party files for bankruptcy. Rule 11 requires that all settlement agreements involving pending litigation be filed as a part of the court’s record. However, it does not require the agreement to be filed before either party withdraws consent, but merely before either party seeks enforcement.

Finna Fail, LP v. J.R. Moore, No. H-10-2045 CA, 2010 WL 5437272 (S.D. Tex. Dec. 27, 2010) (mem. op.). (Governmental Immunity)
Because collecting taxes is a governmental function, governmental immunity extends to private law firms contracted to perform the collection. Failure to disclose information that is a matter of public record will not be considered bad faith for the purposes of defeating governmental immunity.