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Texas: Traveling Employee’s Fatal Car Accident Was Not Within Course and Scope of Employment
Posted on 13 Nov 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

An employee who traveled from his home base in North Carolina to Dallas, Texas on a business trip did not sustain injuries arising out of and in the course of his employment when he was involved in an automobile accident as he made his way to meet his... Read More

Texas: Truck Driver’s Estate Fails to Rebut Marijuana Intoxication Presumption
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Texas appellate court affirmed a trial court’s decision that a truck driver’s death in a vehicular accident did not arise out of and in the course of the employment where an autopsy report revealed the presence of THC, the active ingredient... Read More

Texas: Court Agrees That Worker Was Fired For Refusing Drug Test, Not Contemplating Workers’ Comp Claim
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Texas appellate court affirmed summary judgment in favor of a former employer in a retaliatory discharge case filed against it by a worker who was terminated when he refused to take a drug test following a collision between the worker’s truck... Read More

Texas: Remote Worker’s Injury Traveling From Motel to Work Site Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Supreme Court of Texas affirmed a determination that an employee was acting in the course and scope of his employment when he died in an automobile accident while traveling to a job site located some 40 miles from a motel where he as staying... Read More