Judge: Workers' Comp Act Bars Insurance Code, Deceptive Trade Practices Claims

HOUSTON - Controlling precedent from the Texas Supreme Court led a Texas federal judge on March 20 to grant dismissal of an insured's claims that his insurer violated the state Insurance Code and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), finding that state law precluded such claims related to workers' compensation claims (Keen v. Wausau Business Insurance Co., et al., No. 4:11-cv-01415, S.D. Texas; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37354).

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