Texas Appeals Court Sanctions 'Cow In The Road' Doctor

By Jess Krochtengel (February 10, 2016, 7:35 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate court Tuesday sanctioned a retired doctor for filing a frivolous appeal, after he argued a lawsuit alleging he was negligent for letting his cattle stray into the road should have been treated as a health care liability claim and dismissed.

The Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas said Dr. Richard Archer and his counsel acted so egregiously in their appeal of the now-infamous "cow in the road" case that they must pay $2,205 to opposing counsel, for time spent preparing a motion to dismiss the appeal. Archer's case made waves in Texas legal circles when he unsuccessfully argued...

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