Agency Has Last Say On Workers' Comp Refunds: Texas Court

Law360, Dallas (June 6, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- In a long-running dispute between a Texas hospital and the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance, a Texas appeals court on Thursday held that a state agency, not district courts, has the right to make decisions about medical payment refunds.

A Fifth District Court of Appeals panel said the Division of Workers' Compensation, part of the Texas Department of Insurance, has the final say in whether insurers adequately pay for on-the-job injuries, even when an administrative order requiring additional payment is overruled by a district...
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