2009 Texas Code
CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE
TITLE 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 143. HARMFUL ACCESS BY COMPUTER  

CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE

TITLE 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 143. HARMFUL ACCESS BY COMPUTER

Sec. 143.001. CAUSE OF ACTION. (a) A person who is injured or

whose property has been injured as a result of a violation under

Chapter 33, Penal Code, has a civil cause of action if the

conduct constituting the violation was committed knowingly or

intentionally.

(b) A person must bring suit for damages under this section

before the earlier of the fifth anniversary of the date of the

last act in the course of the conduct constituting a violation

under Chapter 33, Penal Code, or the second anniversary of the

date the claimant first discovered or had reasonable opportunity

to discover the violation.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 306, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1,

1989.

Sec. 143.002. DAMAGES. A person who establishes a cause of

action under this chapter is entitled to:

(1) actual damages; and

(2) reasonable attorney's fees and costs.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 306, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1,

1989.

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