Controversial Case to Reinstate Workers' Rights to be Reheard by Texas Supreme Court

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Houston Firm Represents Texas Injured Workers' Rights

This is a decision that hurts the workers of Texas

Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP, announced today that Williams Kherkher lawyer Collyn Peddie will argue before the Texas Supreme Court tomorrow when it rehears the case of Entergy Gulf States, Inc. v. John Summers.

The hearing will take place at the Southern Methodist University Law School at 9:00 A.M, and will be available online here.

Entergy v. Summers

The Court's original 9-0 decision in Entergy v. Summers enabled plant owners to shield themselves from liability to employees of third party contractors for workplace injuries under current Texas workers' compensation laws.

The August 2007 ruling was met with concern by state legislators from both sides of the aisle, as well as Texas news organizations and legal organizations throughout the state, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

In an extraordinary shift, the Court chose to rehear the case.

Workers' Rights

Peddie, an appellate law expert who has testified before the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Subcommittee in support of injured Americans, will be arguing in support of Summers' claims and taking a stand for injured workers across the state.

"This is a decision that hurts the workers of Texas," states Peddie. "Support for reversing this decision has been overwhelming and from all parts of the legal and political spectrum. We hope that the Court recognizes this ruling is a clear misinterpretation of legislative intent and a disservice to all hardworking Texans and reverses it."

About Williams Kherkher
Williams Kherkher is one of Texas' largest personal injury firms.    Most notably, we were one of five firms that represented the state of Texas against the tobacco industry, which resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement.

Collyn Peddie will be available for interviews after the hearing, please call (713) 230-2263 or email sburns@williamskherkher.com to schedule.

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