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Texas Supreme Court Confirms Repeal of Workers' Compensation Bad Faith…

The Texas Supreme Court officially ruled that no cause of action for bad faith exists against a carrier for denial of a Texas Workers’ Compensation claim. The Texas Supreme Court withdrew its earlier opinion in the Ruttiger v. TMIC case issued in August 2011 where the Court had suggested this decision would likely be forthcoming. However, in dicta, the Supreme Court left intact a cause of action against an insurance carrier for misrepresentation of insurance policy coverage. The full text of the opinion is available here.