BEAUMONT, Texas - In light of a recent ruling by the state's Supreme Court, a Texas appeals panel on Nov. 8 held that a man's bad faith claims against his workers' compensation provider were precluded under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act (WCA), affirming a lower court's dismissal of his complaint (Robert Bean v. Texas Mutual Insurance Co., et al., No. 09-11-00123, Texas App. 9th Dist.; 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 9216).