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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.

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.