Texas High Court To Rehear Workers' Comp Insurer Dispute

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- Texas' highest court agreed Friday to rehear a dispute involving Texas Mutual Insurance Co. in which it had ruled that claims against workers' compensation insurers for unfair settlement practices could not be made under state insurance law.

Respondent Timothy J. Ruttiger asked the Supreme Court of Texas to reconsider the case last October, saying its opinion was confusing as to the proper construction of the relationship between the overlapping workers’ compensation schemes in the state's Labor Code and certain provisions of the state's Insurance Code....
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