Lexington Off Hook For Fired Trucker's $5M Arbitration Win

Law360, Chicago (September 11, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday absolved Lexington Insurance Co. of any duty to cover a fuel distributor for a $5 million arbitration award won by truck driver who was fired after getting stabbed in the neck during a workplace brawl, finding that the insurer received late notice of the trucker's suit.

Upholding a summary judgment decision in favor of the insurer, the three-judge panel agreed that Lexington was prejudiced because C.L. Thomas Inc. failed to notify the insurer of its wrongful termination dispute with Gregory Morris until six days after the arbitration judgment was handed down in November 2008....

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