Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.002. Applicability

(a) This chapter applies to:

(1) any cause of action based on tort in which a defendant, settling person, or responsible third party is found responsible for a percentage of the harm for which relief is sought;  or

(2) any action brought under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (Subchapter E, Chapter 17, Business & Commerce Code)   1 in which a defendant, settling person, or responsible third party is found responsible for a percentage of the harm for which relief is sought.

(c) This chapter does not apply to:

(1) an action to collect workers' compensation benefits under the workers' compensation laws of this state (Subtitle A, Title 5, Labor Code)   2 or actions against an employer for exemplary damages arising out of the death of an employee;

(2) a claim for exemplary damages included in an action to which this chapter otherwise applies;  or

(3) a cause of action for damages arising from the manufacture of methamphetamine as described by Chapter 99.

1 V.T.C.A., Bus. & C. Code § 17.41 et seq.
2 V.T.C.A., Labor Code § 401.001 et seq.

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