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County Gets Dismissal of Claims for Wrongful Death, Exemplary Damages

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 0

A Texas appellate court ruled that a county was entitled to dismissal of a widow’s claims for damages under the Wrongful Death Act and for exemplary damages under the Workers' Compensation Act for an employee’s allegedly work-related death. Case: Hudspeth County v. Ramirez, No. 08-21-00218-CV, 08/05/2022, published. Facts: Lorenzo Ramirez worked for the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office. He allegedly suffered a fall while on the job at the Hudspeth County Jail when he tripped over a rolled-up floor mat. The fall caused Ramirez to hit his head, and he died several days late...

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