A recent case out of the Texas Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi decided the question of whether a wrongful death beneficiary residing in Texas may bring an action on behalf of a decedent who was a citizen of Mexico and for events that occurred in Mexico. The Texas Supreme Court accepted the case but has not yet released an opinion. Read more to learn about what may become a landmark case in Texas.
Last year the Texas Supreme Court decided whether an employer can be liable for negligent hiring and supervision despite no employee causing any harm to a Plaintiff. Wansey v. Hole, 379 S.W.3d 246 (Tex. 2012).
The Facts: Magnum Staffing Services, Inc. furnished a worker by the name of Elbert Johnson to the City of Bellaire. The City paid Magnum and Magnum paid Johnson. Magnum did not direct the work of Johnson, but did provide workers' compensation coverage for Johnson. The City also provided workers' compensation coverage to its paid employees.