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For those who thought that the Supreme Court of Texas had issued the final word on bad faith insurance lawsuits inTex. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Ruttiger, 381 S.W.3d 430 (Tex. 2012), proposed legislation seeks to reopen the discussion.  As a reminder, inRuttiger the Texas Supreme Court determined that a cause of action under Insurance Code Section 541.060, pertaining to unfair settlement practices, was unnecessary in light of the rigorous administrative procedures and remedies laid out in the Workers’ Compensation Act.  It seems Representative Nicole Collier (D) disagrees. She introduced H.B. 499 in the 85th legislature, which seeks to add an unfair settlement practices cause of action to Section 541.060 that reads: “This section applies to a claim by an insured or beneficiary under an insurance policy for workers’ compensation insurance.” If passed, the change would recreate the bad faith cause of action for workers’ compensation claimants.