UDJA Declaratory Judgments in Texas Administrative Law
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Addresses two Texas statutes that authorize declaratory judgments—the Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act (UDJA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). First, it explains declaratory judgments in general, putting the Texas APA and the UDJA in the national declaratory judgment law context. It analyzes the 2007 Supreme Court decision, MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc.. It addresses UDJA issues in Texas administrative law pertaining to statutory construction or statutory validity cases—focusing on pending or possible contested cases and the exclusive jurisdiction of agencies. Further, it briefly addresses the UDJA contract declaratory judgment actions in Texas administrative law.