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Injured Employee Can't Sue If Risk Was Obvious: Texas Court

Law360, Dallas (June 12, 2015, 3:36 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday answered a question certified by the Fifth Circuit in a liability suit against Kroger Texas LP, saying that under state law, an employee injured on the job cannot recover against his employer if he was fully aware of the injury-causing premises defect.

The ruling provides the Fifth Circuit with guidance on how to proceed in a suit against Kroger, filed by a former employee who broke a leg when he fell while cleaning up a spill at one of...
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Case Title

Randy Austin v. Kroger Texas, L.P.


Case Number

12-10772

Court

Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4360 Other Personal Liability

Date Filed

July 23, 2012

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