Case Study: Texas Mutual Insurance V. Ruttiger

Law360, New York (October 26, 2011, 1:08 PM ET) -- In a much-anticipated decision, Texas’ highest court has ruled that “claims against workers' compensation insurers for unfair settlement practices may not be made under the [Texas] Insurance Code.”

The case, Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ruttiger, No. 08-0751, — S.W.3d —, No. 08-751 (Tex. Aug. 26, 2011), was originally filed in 2005 and has, with much anticipation, been working its way through Texas’ lower courts for the past six years.

In June 2004, Plaintiff Ruttiger informed his worksite supervisor that he was injured while carrying a...
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