Answering a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas held that, under Texas law, (1) subject to two limited exceptions not relevant to the case, an employer generally does not have a...
Shining the Real Light on So-Called Texas Opt Outs
By Thomas A. Robinson, co-author Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law
As Lex Larson and I point out in the opening article in Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis , 2015...
By Stephen C. Embry, Esq.
On April 17, 2013 an explosion at the West Chemical and Fertilizer Co., registering 2.1 on the Richter scale, leveled the plant and much of the surrounding town of West, Texas. The explosion was so powerful and destructive...
By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., and Albert Betts, Jr., Esq., Co-Authors, Texas Workers’ Compensation Law
This year marks an anniversary that will not be celebrated with a parade or even a mention on the local news. But it is significant to those...