Texas Supreme Court Arguments (3/30/16)

Posted by Rich PhillipsOn Tuesday, March 30, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court heard argument in two cases: 15-0025, Texas Department of Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Division v. Jones — The issue in this workers’ compensation appeal is whether a settlement between the worker and the insurance company must be rejected because it grants the worker benefits to which she is not entitled under the Labor Code.15-0387, Stanfield v. Neubaum — The issue in this legal malpractice case is whether the trial court’s undisputed error in the underlying case broke the causal chain as a matter of law such that the defendant law firm is entitled to summary judgment.The Court heard argument at Baylor Law School. Video of the arguments is available here.These were the last arguments that the Court has scheduled for this Spring. Assuming that the Court does not add any special argument days, the next oral argument session will be in September.