5th Circ. Sends Workers' Comp Debate To Texas High Court

Law360, Houston (August 16, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday asked Texas' highest court to rule on how settlement proceeds should be allocated among the family members of a law enforcement officer killed during a training exercise and a state workers' compensation carrier seeking benefit reimbursement.

Citing conflicts in state law, the federal appeals court certified three questions to the Texas Supreme Court that focus on how to divide an $800,000 recovery between the widow of Jimmy Carty Jr., their three minor children and the State Office of Risk Management, which...
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