Ex-NFL Lineman Wins Workers' Comp Bid

Law360, New York (February 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former Dallas Cowboys lineman's fourth-quarter attempt to receive workers' compensation has proven successful, with a Texas appellate court opting to reverse course and allow the disabled player to collect those benefits in spite of his previous employment package.

Late last month, the state's 10th Court of Appeals overturned its earlier ruling in the long-standing battle between Chad Hennings and Gulf Insurance Company. The earlier ruling had said that a professional athlete like Hennings could not collect workers' compensation.

The employment dispute dates back to 2001,...
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