Salty Medical Bills? Applying Haygood v. de Escabedo to Admiralty Cases in Texas

, Texas Lawyer

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It has been said that legal issues of an admiralty and maritime nature have a certain "saltiness" about them, write Josh N. Bowlin and F. Daniel Knight. At first glance, the Texas Supreme Court's July 1 decision in Haygood v. de Escabedo has little in the way of salty flavor, as it is an appeal of a car wreck case. Admiralty practitioners should be cognizant of this opinion, however, as it has far-reaching impact upon admiralty personal-injury cases filed in Texas state courts.

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