Texas Health Co. Loses Appeal For Workers' Comp Arbitration

Law360, Dallas (May 13, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Trisun Healthcare LLC can’t rely on an arbitration agreement an employee signed with one of its affiliates to avoid a lawsuit over an alleged workplace injury, a Texas appeals court held Thursday.

The Austin Court of Appeals said Trisun, doing business as the Park Place Care Center in Georgetown, should not have been allowed to enforce an arbitration clause in the employment contract of nursing assistant Rita Murdock, saying although Murdock signed a binding agreement with Trisun predecessor PM Texas Leasing Co. LLC, the terms of...
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