Arnold & Placek Obtains Judgment of Over $3,700,000

Written by A&P News on June 13th, 2012. Posted in Premium, Trial

261st District Court, Travis County

Arnold & Placek, P.C. today prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of its client and obtained a judgment of $3,712,042.00 and an additional $51,228.37 in attorney’s fees from the Defendant Pegasus Transportation Group, Inc. In the case, Arnold & Placek represented Texas Mutual on its claims against Pegasus, a trucking company, related to additional premiums owed on a series of workers’ compensation policies issued by Texas Mutual. Texas Mutual alleged that Pegasus had under-reported its payroll, thus obtaining workers’ compensation at a much lower premium than is prescribed by law. On summary judgment, Arnold & Placek demonstrated that the additional payroll which should have been disclosed to Texas Mutual would have resulted in additional premium of over $3.7 million. The Court agreed and also awarded Texas Mutual its attorney’s fees in having to pursue the breach of contract claims. Texas Mutual was represented by Scott Placek, Kyle Jones and Matthew Foerster of Arnold & Placek. Matthew Foerster argued and obtained the ruling on summary judgment for Texas Mutual.

Arnold & Placek Obtains Judgment of $148,000 for Additional Premium

Written by A&P News on May 22nd, 2012. Posted in Premium

419th District Court, Travis County 

Arnold & Placek, P.C. successfully obtained a judgment today of nearly $150,000 on behalf of Texas Mutual Insurance Company.  The case arises from Texas Mutual’s claims that Covington Wireless, Inc., a satellite television installation company, did not report the payroll for a significant portion of their installers, thus obtaining workers’ compensation insurance at an artificially reduced price.  On summary judgment, Arnold & Placek demonstrated that the payroll that should have been properly disclosed and included in the premium calculations resulted in an additional premium of over $100,000.  The Court agreed, entered summary judgment for Texas Mutual and awarded it attorney’s fees on its breach of contract claims for a total judgment of just over $148,000.  Texas Mutual was represented by Scott Placek and Kyle Jones of Arnold & Placek. Kyle Jones argued and obtained the ruling on summary judgment for Texas Mutual.