Texas Court Reverses Bad Faith Verdict Based on Employment Agreement

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The Eighth Court of Appeals for Texas reversed and rendered judgment in favor of a self-insured employer in a suit by a former employee for fraud, bad faith, and wrongful termination stemming from an allegedly wrongful termination of workers' compensation benefits. The court found a lack of subject matter jurisdiction because Indiana law, to which the parties had agreed, vested exclusive jurisdiction over the claims to that state's Workers' Compensation Board.

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