Not Recoverable In A Retaliatory Discharge Case
Holland v. Wal-Mart Stores, 1999 WL 450681 (Tex.)
In this Texas workers’ compensation retaliation case, The Supreme Court of Texas stated that there is no recovery of attorney fees by a prevailing party from an opposing party unless permitted by statute or contract between the parties. Article 8307c of the prior workers’ compensation act did not specifically permit recovery of attorney fees. For that reason, the Court reversed and deleted the award of fees to Plaintiff”s attorney.
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