Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Texas Lawmakers Challenging Expanded Industrial Liability Shield

Texas lawmakers, plaintiff attorneys and union groups are challenging a controversial Texas Supreme Court ruling that wrongly shields industrial plants from liability claims filed by contract workers.

Continuing the draconian tradition of protecting corporate greed, the conservative Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a contract employee at an Entergy Gulf States plant could not recover damages for negligence, because workers’ compensation laws protected the company.

A bipartisan group a legislators has filed briefs with the court asking it to rehear the case. Clay Robinson, Houston Chronicle 12/10/2007 Read Article: Houston Chronicle

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