Rush Truck Centers of Texas L.P. v. Mendoza
September 1, 2023
The Eighth Court of Appeals (El Paso) reversed the lower court's denial of a motion to stay proceedings and compel arbitration. The Court, however, noted that because the right to workers' compensation benefits, including death benefits, arises within the Texas Workers' Compensation Act itself, the statutory right to pursue such administrative benefits cannot be altered by contract. As such, Plaintiff-Beneficiary's workers' compensation claim was not subject to the Arbitration Agreement, but rather, was properly within the statutory framework of the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.