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In this subchapter:
(1) “Contingent fee” means that part of a fee for legal services, under a contingent fee contract, the amount or payment of which is contingent on the outcome of the matter for which the services were obtained.
(2) “Contingent fee contract” means a contract for legal services under which the amount or the payment of the fee for the services is contingent in whole or in part on the outcome of the matter for which the services were obtained.
(2-a) “Political subdivision” means an entity described by Section 2254.002(1)(B), (C), or (D).
(3) “State governmental entity”:
(A) means the state or a board, commission, department, office, or other agency in the executive branch of state government created under the constitution or a statute of the state, including an institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code;
(B) includes the state when a state officer is bringing a parens patriae proceeding in the name of the state; and
(C) does not include a state agency or state officer acting as a receiver, special deputy receiver, liquidator, or liquidating agent in connection with the administration of the assets of an insolvent entity under Article 21.28, Insurance Code, or Chapter 36, 66, 96, or 126, Finance Code.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 2254.101. Definitions - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/government-code/gov-t-sect-2254-101.html
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