No Recouping Workers' Comp, Exxon Tells Texas Justices

Law360 (September 17, 2018, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Counsel for ExxonMobil Corp. told the Texas Supreme Court in oral arguments Monday that under the terms of an agreement the energy giant had with The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, the insurer was required to waive its right to recoup from Exxon the workers' compensation money it paid to injured workers.

In a case stemming from a January 2013 tank explosion that injured two workers employed by Exxon subcontractor Savage Refinery Services, the state's high court heard arguments over whether companies can require workers' compensation insurers to forfeit their rights to get reimbursed for benefits when the company caused the...

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