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The Appeals Court in El Paso held that, in the absence of a formal judicial or administrative decree, “recovery” from a third party occurs once the funds are actually disbursed, at which point a carrier may suspend benefits payments. Texas Mutual Ins. Co. v. Garcia, No. 08-15-00075-CV, 2019 WL 1467973 (Tex. App.—El Paso, April 3, 2019).  In that case, Texas Mutual stopped paying death benefits when the claimant beneficiaries signed an interim agreement with a third party.  The court found that Texas Mutual improperly suspended benefits before the agreement was funded or executed.  The court noted that Texas Mutual had a duty to continue paying death benefits unless and until the claimant beneficiaries recovered money from the third party.


-  Copyright 2019, Erin Hacker ShanleyStone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP.