Texas High Court Eyes Pension Cut, Workers' Comp. Rows

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 8:27 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday accepted review of cases that consider the constitutionality of recent public employee pension cuts and the legality of a workers’ compensation payback waiver used by ExxonMobil and, the company alleges, thousands of other Texas businesses.

The high court will decide whether companies can require workers' compensation insurers to forfeit their right to get reimbursed for benefits when the company caused the injury. The court also must consider to what degree Texas' constitution protects public employees' pensions from cutbacks.

The cases involve ExxonMobil, which tried to force a Pennsylvania insurance company to give up its right...

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