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Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier... Read More

Texas: SORM v Rodriguez 08-10-00278
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case addresses when a DWC-69 is required after a change in an impairment rating (IR) due to a mathematical error. State Office of Risk Mgmt. v. Rodriguez , 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 6839 (Tex.... Read More

The Texas Supreme Court Grants Rehearing in Ruttiger
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Nicholas Canaday, III, Shareholder, Downs Stanford, P.C. Re: Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ruttiger , 265 S.W.3d 651 (Tex.App.-Houston [1 st Dist.] Jul 31, 2008) (NO. 01-06-00897-CV), review granted (Mar 12, 2010); Judgment Reversed, in part; Rehearing... Read More

Texas: TPCIGNA v Brooks 03-10-00428
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case concerns application of the TX Supreme Court's decision in Leordeanu v. American Protection Ins. Co., 330 S.W.3d 239 (Tex 2010) . The claimant in Tex. Prop. & Cas. Ins... Read More

Texas: Performance Based Oversight
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Division held its first Performance Based Oversight (PBO) working group meeting on July 27, 2011. The meeting notes developed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation are attached to... Read More

Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance... Read More

The Texas Supreme Court Grants Rehearing in Ruttiger
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Nicholas Canaday, III, Shareholder, Downs Stanford, P.C. Re: Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ruttiger , 265 S.W.3d 651 (Tex.App.-Houston [1 st Dist.] Jul 31, 2008) (NO. 01-06-00897-CV), review granted (Mar 12, 2010); Judgment Reversed, in part;... Read More

Texas: SORM v Rodriguez 08-10-00278
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case addresses when a DWC-69 is required after a change in an impairment rating (IR) due to a mathematical error. State Office of Risk Mgmt. v. Rodriguez , 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 6839 (Tex... Read More

Texas 82nd Regular Legislative Session Proposed House Bill and Senate Bills Affecting Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 14 Jan 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford On January 11, 2011, the legislature will meet for the 82 nd Regular Session. Downs Stanford will be tracking bills affecting workers’ compensation. Currently, there are three bills that... Read More