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Widow Can't Pursue Claim Against Late Husband's Coworker

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 236 | 0 | 0 min read

A Texas appellate court ruled that exclusive remedy bars a widow from proceeding with a tort claim against her late husband’s colleague for allegedly causing a fatal car accident. Case: Pesqueda v. Martinez, No. 04-16-00568-CV, 11/29/2017, published. Facts: Baltasar Pesqueda Jr., Oscar Martinez, Roy Longoria Jr. and David Rendon all worked for Utility Lines Construction Services. In June 2013, the four men were involved in a car accident while traveling to a job site in a vehicle owned by their employer. Martinez was driving. He veered into oncoming traffic, collid...

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