(a) A person against whom an action under this subchapter is pending who does not
receive the notice as required by Section 541.154 may file a plea in abatement not later than the 30th day after the date the person
files an original answer in the court in which the action is pending.
(b) The court shall abate the action if, after a hearing, the court finds that the
person is entitled to an abatement because the claimant did not provide the notice
as required by Section 541.154.
(c) An action is automatically abated without a court order beginning on the 11th
day after the date a plea in abatement is filed if the plea:
(1) is verified and alleges that the person against whom the action is pending did
not receive the notice as required by Section 541.154; and
(2) is not controverted by an affidavit filed by the claimant before the 11th day
after the date the plea in abatement is filed.
(d) An abatement under this section continues until the 60th day after the date notice
is provided in compliance with Section 541.154.
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