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Court Tosses Jury Verdict in Bad-Faith Claim against Texas Mutual

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 0

A Dallas-area carpenter who had secured a jury verdict against the Texas Mutual Insurance Co. for engaging in unfair and deceptive acts in the handling of his workers' compensation claim will not be getting the $483,716.69 he was awarded by a jury, due to a snafu in his pleadings. The Court of Appeals for the state's 5th District last week said that Jeff Palmer could take nothing on his claim, which was premised on an alleged violation of Insurance Code Section 541.061, because he had failed to include it in his amended petition for relief. Since this claim was not properly pleaded, ...

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