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Appeals Court Rules that Minor Voided Arbitration Agreement

Friday, May 23, 2014 | 0

By Joey BerlinSouthern Bureau ChiefA Texas appeals court ruled Thursday that a minor who was injured at a fast food restaurant could, and did, disaffirm her arbitration agreement with her employer, allowing the worker to continue a personal injury lawsuit for a workplace injury.A dissenting justice said the decision may serve as a disincentive for employers who do not subscribe to the state's voluntary workers' compensation system to hire employees under age 18. In the case of PAK Foods Houston v. Marissa Garcia, the 14th Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s decision to d...

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