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Old 05-28-2015, 08:08 AM   #21
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Obviously you are behind the curve. Texas does not have workman compensation. They have employer protection. You work in Texas with no recourse, cannot sue and the system will make sure you will go through hell before collection is possible, no matter how disabled you are. Personal experience, 2 cousins ruined physically on the job through no fault of their own.

Litigious??? I doubt that, they have pulled the teeth of trial lawyers to the point through "tort reform" there is no recourse but to bend over and take it.

I am in FL now. This is truly a litigious state, TX, not even close.

Actually, I support loser pays. You sue, you lose you pay the other party's legal fees as determined by state approved formula, based on av fees state-nation wide. The underdog in Texas, currently is completely hamstrung.
I did business and ran multiple stores in Texas for many many years. I know whereof I speak. Here's the story on workman's comp. Workers Compensation Resources for Employees / Injured Employees

Sorry to hear your cousins worked for some low life operation. They should have got a good lawyer. And yes, as a business person at least, TX was easily one of the most litigious states. And I've done biz in them all including Florida and California. Did you know that the biggest volume federal Intellectual Property tort court in the country is over in Marshall, of all places?
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:20 AM   #22
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:18 AM   #23
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A co-worker who lives in San Antonio send a pic of his backyard. So ... it's not all hardscrabble, fire & floods in Texas.

But he does say he has quite a water bill!
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:27 PM   #24
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Aaaaa a moment waited for!! No floods, no hurricanes, no tornados , no forest fires, no snakes, no poisonous plants, pure politics compared to Texas or Florida, No big corporations to bitch about,
We do have 150 inches of rain which runs off into the saltwater. Currently we are enjoying a full six weeks of sunny weather at 65-68 degrees.
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