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The time limit to seek judicial review is mandatory, and failure to seek judicial review before the
deadline with deprive a court of jurisdiction to hear the claim. The claimant appealed an adverse
Decision & Order to the Appeals Panel, who affirmed the Hearing Officer. The claimant then filed
a bad faith action in district court, which was dismissed. The claimant did not appeal the dismissal,
but several months later filed a new action seeking judicial review of the Decision & Order.
Because the claimant did not file her action for judicial review within 45 days from the date the
Appeals Panel’s determination was mailed to her, the trial court lacked jurisdiction to hear her claim
for judicial review.
Baldwin v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 2016 WL 2907939 (Tex. App.—Austin 2016).