Texas High Court Rejects Suit Over Comatose Worker's Bills

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a gambling-boat company’s challenge of a jury verdict forcing it to pay the hospital bills of an employee who ended up in a permanent coma.

Corpus Christi Day Cruise LLC claimed that a state appeals court’s July affirmation of the jury verdict was based entirely and improperly on promissory estoppel — which prevents one party from withdrawing a promise made to another party if the second has reasonably relied on that promise — when there was, in...
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