Houston, TX asked in Construction Law, Environmental and Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: We need to sue a developer and the county permitting office but cannot afford a lawyer. What can we do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It is unlikely that you will be able to sue the county permitting office - there's a principle called "sovereign immunity" that prevents most suits against government agencies or employees.

As to the developer, it's impossible to tell you what needs to be done without knowing more about what the problem is that you want to sue over.

In either case, you will need to at least consult with a lawyer to get more specific answers to your questions, and unless it's a small claims case, it is likely that you will need a lawyer to succeed in your claims.

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