Texas Supreme Court Reverses Exemplary Damages Award

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 In Safeshred, Inc. v. Martinez, 2012 WL 1370862, No. 10-0426 (Tex. 2012), the Texas Supreme Court held there was not legally sufficient evidence to recover exemplary damages.  The plaintiff (“Employee”) was a truck driver who was fired after refusing to haul an unsafe load.   Employee brought a wrongful termination claim against his employer (“Employer”) seeking lost wages and exemplary damages. …

Texas Supreme Court Reverses Ruling in Casados

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In Port Elevator-Brownsville v. Casados, 2012 WL 247985 (Tex. 2012), the Texas Supreme Court reversed a previous judgment from the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals and held that a employee’s claim of negligence was barred by the exclusive-remedy provision of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.  The Texas Supreme Court further held that employers cannot, intentionally or unintentionally, split its workforce …