Archive for May, 2019

Over $1,000,000 of premium collection settlements for Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Written by A&P News on May 3rd, 2019. Posted in News, Premium

Arnold & Placek, PC opened 2019 by negotiating over $1,000,000 of premium collection settlements for Texas Mutual Insurance Company. We have particular expertise in premium evasion tactics in difficult industries such as temporary staffing and trucking. With over 25 years of experience in litigating workers’ compensation premium disputes, Arnold & Placek is the go-to law firm for workers’ compensation carriers with Texas collection issues. The cases resolved this year include:

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Core Personnel LLC, et al.

Core Personnel is a Dallas-based temporary staffing company. After Special Investigations concluded that Core had both under-reported and misclassified its payroll, Arnold & Placek was retained to recover the premium. After numerous discovery disputes, including a claim of total electronic data loss for one of the staffing companies, Core Personnel settled the claims against them for $550,000.

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Damaso Rojo dba RAMI Materials Transport

After an audit of another policyholder revealed that RAMI’s clerical only policy was being used to provide certificates of insurance for work on state construction projects, Arnold & Placek obtained a liability summary judgment based on RAMI’s use of certificates of insurance without paying the appropriate premium. Shortly before a trial on damages, RAMI settled for $250,000.

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Pro-Tech International Staffing Services, Inc.

A temporary staffing company with millions of dollars in payroll had been placing workers with cell phone and electrical device manufacturing companies around the DFW metroplex, yet it reported to its workers’ comp carrier that 90% of those workers performed only clerical duties to get a cheaper premium rate. Arnold & Placek was retained to file suit and quickly secured a $300,000 settlement, even before incurring the expense of discovery.