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Or rather perhaps the Texas Side Step. Chiropractor Robert Coolbaugh failed to refund money to an insurance company even after an ALJ with the State Office of Administrative Hearings ordered him to do so. To avoid complying, he found a lawyer to file a lawsuit in Travis County in the guise of a declaratory judgment action, arguing that this was a penalty order that was “void and unconstitutional.” The Austin Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s ruling that it lacked jurisdiction to review the SOAH order because the order had become final over two years before the doctor filed suit. The Court noted in particular the fact that Coolbaugh tried to get around the finality of the SOAH order by disguising his complaint as a suit for declaratory relief.
- Copyright 2019, Jane Lipscomb Stone, Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP