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Carriers Applaud Ruttiger Ruling but Rehearing to Be Sought

Monday, June 25, 2012 | 0

By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 that a common law right allowing claimants to sue workers’ compensation carriers for bad faith has outlived its usefulness – a decision hailed by insurers and defense attorneys.But an attorney representing the injured worker who lost before the state's high court – after winning in the district and appellate courts – plans to ask for a rehearing.The Supreme Court issued its decision in a rehearing of Cause No. 08-0751, Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Timothy J. Ruttiger, from Galveston Count...

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