TEXAS NONSUBSCRIBER LAW
Employer May Not Assert Contributory Negligence But May Assert A Sole Cause Defense
Skiles v. Jack In The Box, Inc., 2005 Tex.App.Lexis 5305 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2005)
July 7, 2005
Skiles appealed a finding that his own negligence was the sole proximate cause of his injuries. The court stated that although a nonsubscriber may not assert a defense of contributory negligence, it may offer evidence establishing that the employee’s conduct was the sole proximate cause of the injury.
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